The worst thing about moving out to the sticks is the fact that I now only have one local charity shop to peruse on a regular basis. To be truthful, I don't like it much. It's run by an army of women-of-a-certain-age who tend to look most affronted if you enter the shop part way through their important
So, I've rediscovered the joy of eBay! I'd forgotten how much I love having toot delivered to my door.
I purchased these old keys for a song (I won't reveal prices this week as I'm planning on turning everything into something else and they may well end up being given as gifts). So, the question is, what on earth am I going to do with a bunch of rusty old keys?
On Saturday I was back in my old town attending my first School of Craft Crafternoon. More on that later, but I spent a blissful 3 hours stitching, drinking coffee and eating cake, so it doesn't get much better than that.
I couldn't be in the vicinity of my favourite house clearance shop without popping in for a mooch - it would be rude not to. I picked up these pretty old terracotta tom pots, again for a brilliant price.
I've already worked out exactly what I'm going to make with these, so I just hope it turns out as it is in my head. I love the old markings on the pots - according to Google these are possibly Victorian. Two of them are marked as being produced in Nottingham, so if my plan turns out there may be a couple of Twitter friends up that way getting a crafty Christmas present in the post! Any ideas what I'm plotting?
This pretty little pillowcase is also destined for other things, and that will feature on the blog soon. I love the yellow cabbage roses on it, but a single pillowcase is not much use on it's own.
Finally, I bought a wooden box of dominoes. I'm sure these have brilliant crafting possibilities, I just can't think of them right now. I remember Faith Hope and Charity Shopping made a cool domino brooch, so maybe that. Or does anyone have any other bright ideas?
So, what (most likely, more sensible) second-hand purchases have you made lately?
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