Sunday, 14 June 2015

Jumble Joy and A Jolly Chunky Bag

It's been a while since I posted any bargains but there have been a couple of local jumble sales recently so I got myself down there.  The first was fairly disappointing and I came away with just a few books although I was very tempted by an ancient Ewbank which should have been gracing a museum rightly.  The second jumble at Copthorne Scout Hut is legendary and lengthy queues form early.  I had mentioned previous bargains to my friend Juliette who was keen to experience her first jumble so armed with copious amounts of bags, change and Vix's jumbling strategy we headed off.

Here's what I bought

Wicker hamper £1, scarf 30p,  Midwinter trio 50p, drum lightshade 50p, demi-lune table £3 and knackered old stool £1.  (River Island skinny jeans 30p and a Superdry T-shirt 30p have been despatched to the niece and nephew.)

I thought the hamper would be useful for storing some of my yarn stash which is danger of taking over the sitting room and the drum lightshade (really a lampshade and too big for my pendant fitting, but with some jiggery pokery it works)  perfect for my newly decorated hall.  The console table is also designated for the hall after some tarting up and the stool I just had to buy as we had identical ones at home when I was growing up.  Juliette and I bought one each and are in competition to see who can achieve the most radical make-over.

The subject of yarn leads me nicely to my latest make.... wanna see?

 Ta dah!

It's my Jolly Chunky Bag, I love the happy colours.... and best of all look how capacious it is!

 It's jolly pleasing!

 (btw - 99p cropped jeans - chazza)

  The pattern is an original by the supremely talented Lucy of Attic 24 and features on her blog along with oodles of other sensational patterns and gorgeous inspiration.  I must declare that I am rather pleased with it even if the leaf placement is a bit off.  I seem to have been bitten by the crochet bug this year and am already contemplating my next project which I'll have plenty of time for as I'm away on my holidays soon.  No prizes for guessing that I'm off to France and crochet will occupy me for a few hours on the ferry together with some people watching no doubt!

Before I say à la prochaine, I'd just like to say a huge 'thank you' to you all for the kind messages left on my last post after the loss of Prudy.  I noticed that some of you who don't regularly comment on my blog took the time to leave a thoughtful word and I'd like you to know how very much that was appreciated.

I'm off now to get the case out of the loft and try some of this rhubarb and ginger cake that I made earlier,..do help yourself to a virtual slice.
 Have a good week all...