I'd like to say a huge thank you to Lulastic Blog for minding the Magpie baby while I was away.
At the Britmums Live conference I attended a really useful session on Pinterest, which has spurred me on to re-organise my boards and spend (even) more time over there. Please do come find me over there if you hang out in the beautiful place too, and leave your Pinterest name in the comments so I can give you a follow too.
Rather than leaving my pins gathering dust, I have been scooping up potential craft materials and doer-uppers as I unearth them in charity shops. Here's a few recent ones, along with the pins which made me look at them with new eyes!
When I spotted this pin, I just knew I wanted to spell out a word and display on my downstairs shower room wall. I picked up these rackets at various charity shops for between 20p and £1. Looking forward to this project!
I loved this idea of re-purposing an old board game (who doesn't have games with pieces missing?) and you can always pick up these at car boot sales. I got this chequers set for £1 from a charity shop, and the chequers will come in useful for some other crafty project...hopefully!
Finally, I was holding up this cute little sunny yellow sou'wester the other day in my local hospice shop, wondering if Ruby would fit in it. The Manager passed me and noticed the stain on the pocket and said I could have it for free rather than her put it in the rag-bag. Don't you think it will make a great little washbag, especially if I can re-use one of the pockets on the front?
So what have you rescued from obscurity recently? If you've got something you've picked up second-hand I'd love you to grab the badge and join in.
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