Monday, 5 June 2017

Bargains from the car boot sale.

Hello, back again. It's been wet and miserable outside, so when I got back from Crafty Club I decided to stay in and get on with another project. I bought some wool and felting needles from the Scrapstore ages ago, and apart from having a play with it, I haven't touched it since. Time to get serious and make an effort to produce something. 
I've seen a project in the latest Stitch magazine, June/July, it was wet felted, with an abstract design, and has a lot of machine and hand stitching on it. It was made into a cover for a kindle. I thought I could make something similar but bigger, dry felted with the needles, and make a wall hanging. So I've spent all afternoon on that while watching Heatbeat videos on yooootoooob. Early days but it's coming together nicely. 
I went to the local car boot sale yesterday morning, at the football ground. I don't go very often, about three times a year, this is the first one I've been to since last summer. I found a few bits and bobs which might be useful. I already have a lot of tiny beads, but often when I am making something I can always guarantee I don't have the colour I need. I found this box of beads for £1. 
All this lot was in a box on a table with a label saying £2 the lot. I asked the woman if she was trying to get rid of them, she said yes. I gave her the £2 because it was worth it.

Here they are sorted, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Some of it is too big and a bit ugly so those pieces will go on the cat table to sell. The small beads and small shiny items will be used in crafty projects. 
I was looking for a straight up and down plain glass vase, and I found one. It's 10 inches tall, cost £1, and I have an idea for it.

I'm going to get on with a bit more needle felting, so I'll say tatty byes. Thank you for all your comments on yesterdays post, you really are too kind. All I do is live my life the way I want to. I am just being me.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. Great find Ilona. Can't wait to see what you make with them all x x

  2. Lookin forward to seeing what you make with all those beautiful sparkly bits.

  3. I love car boot sales.I go to 1 or 2 a year whilst on holiday.Last year as I was walking around with the dogs I had to keep checking that the 2 boys didn't cock their legs on the items placed on the grass.The year before there was one of those inversion tables for £10 -I wished I'd bought it.Supervet was on one the other day.I like your boxes of treasures x

  4. Good luck with the needle felting, I recently made a little head that was supposed to be a cat but not sure what it is, lol. some kind of animal ha ha. It's not easy and quite tedious stabbing the needle in and out. Look forward to seeing your project.

    1. I smiled at that. I recently embroidered a horse and was repeatedly asked what inspired me to sew a cow.

  5. I think we have better things to do with our money thanks


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