Despite the total upheaval of the past week, moving out of our house, packing everything into storage and moving in with my parents, I managed to sneak an hour to myself and nipped off to the local boot sale yesterday.
It was a joy to go on my own (apart from having to carry my own bags) as I got to mooch at my own pace and didn't have anyone turning their nose up when I ask "do you like this?"
Oddly all my purchases seemed to be sewing related. Here's what I snaffled...
Two Anchor cross stitch kits. Ok, ok these are kids kits, but it's ages since I attempted cross stitch and I thought they'd look nice framed up for Ruby's room (when we eventually get settled). They were a pound each.
Next I was somewhat over-excited to spot this Alexander Henry fabric and picked it up from the floor. There's about a meter there. I've long since coveted this range of prints. Today I shot into town and bought the most basic of basic kid's shift dress patterns, so watch this space...
I asked the stall holder if she had any more fabric. Yes she replied, but not like that. "I've got loads of furnishing fabric over here in this bag". So I followed her over and picked up some lovely floral Laura Ashley. I could see another bit further down the bag to match, but quick as a flash a hand shot in and grabbed it!
The stall holder was quite taken aback, and clearly didn't know what to do. I turned to the woman clutching the other matching curtain to her bosom and said "that matches this one I'm buying. It's part of a pair of curtains". She clung grimly onto it. So the seller asked if she was going to have it. She replied, I'm just waiting to see what this (me) lady wants.
Pistols at dawn. A curtain stand-off. I offered the seller a price for the two pieces of curtaining and the skull fabric, which she accepted, and triumphantly prised the material of the other woman's grasp!
A few stalls further down and I found another large piece of furnishing fabric with beautiful floral print. Lovely roses and foxgloves I can't wait to turn this into something.
I also got a few more wooden spool cottons to add to my collection - when I remember where I put them.
Finally, this super-cool stand-alone button-holer. I've no idea if it works, but if it does it will be great because I don't have one on my machine. It only cost £3 too.
Once I've fathomed the instructions, I'll try it out!
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