Monday, 5 September 2011

Magpie Monday - Back on it again

After a break due to, well, all sorts of stuff really, we're back on the Magpie Monday trail today.

We were talking last week in work about charity shopping & the like, and I learned that the big car boot sale on Sundays, that had mysteriously vanished for a while, was back, and as big as ever. So yesterday we took a little ride out over there to see what we could find.

I bought some fake designer make-up, so if Caerphilly's trading standards are reading this, get in touch & I'll find the bloke for you.  I actually don't mind, it seems pretty good quality, but we'll reconsider it after a day's wear.  How do I know it's fake? Aside from the price, there's spelling mistakes on the back of the packs, which is always a giveaway.  No photos of this, because, well, who really wants to see my makeup?

I also bought this lovely cross stitch kit.  I've recently got back into cross stitch after brief, failed excursions into things like knitting & crochet, and the kits are SO expensive.  The lady even threw in some sparkly pipe cleaners, so I'm open to suggestions for what I can do with them? Sparkly Hallowe'en spiders?  I've lost all my crafting ideas.

And finally...  Squeaky's been having sleeping "issues" lately.  She's outgrown her 12-18 month sleeping bags, and is such a little wriggler, she fidgets out from under the covers and then wakes up at about 5 in the morning, freezing cold, and ends up having cuddles with me to go back off to sleep.  18m+ sleeping bags are really hard to come by, at least in normal shops. I've found some online but dear me, they're expensive.  You can imagine how happy I was to find this one on the last row of the boot sale, and how even more excited to find that the lady only wanted 50p for it!  I could have kissed her!  Quick whizz through the machine & it'll be saving my sleep and sanity.

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  1. What a lovely kit. You're right with saying how much they are. I haven't done any cross stitch in ages and when my daughter won some John Lewis vouchers she said I could treat myself. Even looking in the sale section was too expensive for me! That sleeper was an absolute steal as well. Well done for getting such a bargain

  2. I wonder what happened to the boot sale? Glad it's back on for you.

    We had this problem with DD - she is a terrible wriggler in bed, often ending u upside down. She hated being tucked in and sanity came with Primark fleecy zip up sleep suits. Only a coulple of quid each - they even do adult ones now. Have to say, I'm tempted!!!

    Anyhow, I digress. Great find with the sleeping bag - hope it does the trick. x

  3. good find with the sleeping bag -they are so expensive new! Good luck too x

  4. It's so nice to find another cross stitcher! Show us how you get on with this kit when you're done.


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