Tuesday, 26 June 2012

iCrochet v2

My poor little iPad was looking a tad chilly (well that's the British summer time for you!) so I decided to crochet him a little sleeping bag to keep him cosy when he's not in my hot little hands (which isn't very often).

I went all Rainbow on it's ass which is a joy to behold, Mrs B saw it and was mesmerized, she confessed she has a thing for rainbows and would very much like some leg warmers in the same pattern (?!)

I added a shell detail to the flap and a vintage button and he's now as snug as a bug in a rug

Nighty, night
Linking up with Lakota's #TaDahTuesday over at Faith, Hope And Charity Shopping

Monday, 25 June 2012

This Week's Junk Shop Jewels

Hello!  Apologies I've been away from the blog for a couple of weeks but I'm currently spending every spare minute working on a huge crochet project that I've been mulling over for ages.  I finally decided to stop procrastinating and get the hecky peck on with it.  I will try and be a bit more organised and post some odds and sods here but as I'm not really making much else at the moment it will probably be slim pickings for a while!

Anyway, on a bit of haberdashery tip this week here are my Junk Shop Jewels.  First up some pretty buttons for 10p each 
A rather purple themed wool bundle for £2 (I'm currently using most of these in the huge project I mentioned earlier)
FINALLY I've chanced upon some vintage bed linen, my thrifty friends seem to find this kind of thing all the time but I never do, there's always something that you're after that's elusive and in my case it's jazzy old 60s and 70's bed linen.  Sadly I only managed to get a pillow case for 50p but it's a start!
Finally this week some more pretty knitting needles to add to my growing collection, I promise that once I've finished my time consuming project I'll actually do something with them all but for now they're sitting in a pot on my desk taunting me (50p/pair)
Linking up with Liz and her #MagpieMonday over at Me And My Shadow
Me and My Shadow

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Cafetiere Cardi

I had a new friend over for coffee who, like Mr Right, is a bit of a coffee addict.  Not being a coffee connoisseur I decided that I would take the easy way out and prepare a large cafetiere of coffee and make a spiffy striped cosy for it and I'm so glad I did as I love it.  I hate coffee but I've decided to keep the cafetiere out on display as I like the cardi it's sporting so much and, as well as looking gorgeous, it serves a wonderfully practical purpose in that it keeps the coffee hot for over 2 hours!

Now available to purchase from my Etsy shop
I've done cafetiere cardigans, what can I crochet next, jam jar jumpers, hot water bottle hoodies, tin can tank tops??  Watch this space!

Linking up with Faith, Hope And Charity Shopping's #TaDahTuesday

Monday, 4 June 2012

This Week's Junk Shop Jewels

A mixed bag this week, firstly these 1950s Polaroid sunglasses.  The shop I got these from has a shoe/accessories area that Missy likes to have a look at whilst I'm rummaging through the linens and haberdashery but she came wandering over to me wearing these and I just loved the shape.  I gave them the once over and for £2 decided I was going to get them although I did have to placate Missy with a garish pink bangle for 20p in order to get her to part with 'my glasses' as she was by now calling them.  Looks like I've passed the Magpie gene on to her too!
Another jelly mould to add to my collection 50p.  I recently had a reorganisation in my dining room and decided to bring my collection together on the mantle piece and they have so much more impact all together, although I may have to extend the fireplace if I purchase any more!
An old fashioned stoneware hot water bottle £5, the elderly lady that sold it to me told me she remembered that as a child she used to have one of these in the bottom of her bed to warm her feet and that although it gave her chilblains it was worth it as it was so cold at night.
Finally this old wooden trouser hanger £1.  I'd seen an idea of an innovative way to utilise one of these and had just the item in mind to hang from it.
My sister bought Missy a beautiful print of a poster that was manufactured for use in schools during the 1950s and is by Eileen Soper (the woman responsible for illustrating Enid Blyton's Famous Five series) and I was struggling to find a frame to fit and didn't want to hang it by the plastic bars that came with it as they kept slipping off under the weight of it so I used the trouser hanger.
Linking up with Liz and #MagpieMonday over on Me And My Shadow
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