Saturday, 27 November 2010

What I bought this month...

bag of lovely vintage fabric scraps
4 books from library booksale
2 vintage craft books
panda hat
some second hand wool bits and bobs
2 crochet hooks
5 side plates
1 gingerbread man biscuit cutter

For Christmas my mum and her friends have a challenge to buy each other only second hand presents that cost under £5, this involves much trawling through charity shops and I have been roped in to help...which is why I've bought so much stuff this month!  My side plates were 15p each and are all flowery and lovely, the fabric scraps, biscuit cutter and craft books also came from these trips.  

I've found another bin bag full of stuff to give to the charity shop to make way for my new goodies!


  1. You are definitely succeeding in your goal to go greener!

  2. I would love to see your vintage scrap fabric.

  3. thanks for visiting Lakeveiwer :) I certainly do buy less now I make myself keep note of it!

    I'll see if I can find a photo of the fabric, Mangocheeks, it's lovely, some spotty, some with roses on and some gingham with little houses and other bits too, definately my lucky day!

  4. I agree, photos would be great!! :)

    I bought something in the reuse center since we last spoke too, and was really excited about it!! :)
    They didn't have any vintage fabric though??

    Have contemplated de-knitting a few pullovers to get some retro wool? (Not sure if I'll go along with it though.. we'll see.. seems a shame to waste perfectly okay pullovers just because they're not 'in', hmm?)
    What are side plates? Like plates for eating, or trays to carry glasses?

  5. Oh, I didn't realise not everyone called them side plates! side plates are little plates, like you might eat a sandwhich or toast or something off ( as opposed to dinner plates, which are big and you eat your dinner off!)

    What did you buy from the reuse centre? I'm in suspense!

    I've also considered unknitting old jumpers, nice new wool (that isn't acrylic) i sso expensive here. I think it's better to re-vamp old ugly jumpers if they're not going to be worn as they are, it's just the thought of dealing with all that tangle of wool that puts me off! xx


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