No carboot sales for me this weekend due to inclement weather forecasts, so I, very wisely, managed to steal away for an hour on Friday to go to my favourite junk shop and it proved very fruitful indeed.
Okay, so some of the things I bought are a bit odd, but no worse off for that. Shall we have a look? Then you can decide for yourselves..
First up is this groovy jig-saw-ish game, called Car Capers, you have to make such classics as an Austin Maestro. Fun!
Some squeaky toys - maybe from the 1950s? - they remind me of Jeff Koons' work, I can just imagine one three metres high and perhaps made of stainless steel. Super kitsch and super super annoying when squeaked incessantly.
And also some flocked animals, such as this squirrel with a real fur tail. He only has one eye and his nut has long disappeared.
A tiger and a proud lion, both pretty unravaged by the passing of time.
A shifty looking polar bear.
Some story-telling gloves. The prints on these are so sweet! I love all their dear little faces!
A teeny tiny little doll, I rather like her.
A jolly Brio figure.
A tube of 'Figure Craft' for making all kinds of creations.
I just loved the look of all the different shapes and groovy colours.
A pair of tiny white leather shoes.
Some little pieces of embroidered fabric that I'm going to stitch onto a blouse or cardigan.
And that was that.
Well, actually there was lots more oddness. More animals missing various limbs (they were all in one big bag) and a really nice old till for Iris. She keeps pretending it's a bepooter (computer), and that she's working (this involves hitting all the buttons very quickly in the manner of typing). Tsk! These modern children!
In other non-junk related news, I carved another pumpkin. Pretty, no?
And today, we went to the seaside, but the reason I'm showing you this photograph is because of some re-purposing that I am particularly pleased with.
Do you see Iris's leg warmers? They're a pair of Paul's old socks, (the pair he wore on our wedding day no less), they were sadly beyond repair but now live on in an equally stylish way (I just cut the feet off)!
I'm planning to make some more as they're so simple, although I will probably add some elastic and hem the ones I do next, you know, do it properly. I am also part way through teaching myself how to crochet so expect some wonky evidence of that this week..