Monday, 23 May 2011

Magpie Monday

My first Magpie Monday blog.
I just love rooting out bargains, so I think this one will suit me!
Car Boot sales are my favourites! Going between the tables in a hall, or up and down row after row at an outdoor sale.
I live in the back of beyond, so real carboots are few and far between.
When we go sould , to visit the inlaws, I make Hubs plan it around a big sale!
I get twitchy if I don't go for a look around the charity shops for a while and I Love that we finally have a second hand furniture shop!

This week there was a car boot sale on at my local hall, so I took the family along for a look and a chat with the stall holders.

As soon as I walked in I spotted something.
Big purple and yellow Sponge rectangles.
On closer inspection it turned out it was big shapes for stamping.
Check it out!

We can make people!
I thought my two would have the best time with these.
And how much did she want?
Just £1 !

Same stall had a packet of facepaints!
Yippee. I have been looking into buying some for my two for ages, but they can be so expensive!

Another £1 !
Punching the air now!

Here is my attempt.

Ah, now not so sure. I am, of course blaming the paints. They were not very creamy and it turned out they were teeny tiny thin disks.
(Dervish is meant to be a bumble bee, Darling is a cat)
Still. We should get a few goes out of them and they were happy with my efforts!

I picked up a DVD for our evening viewing (telly was poo that night anyway) another £1.
My two had their faces painted by someone who knew what they were doing and I got a load of plant plugs for £6
I forget, now, what she told me they were.
I know I got six cabbages, for hubs, some red ones that will come up with my daffys. Some more red ones that will be about 50cm and droopy (haha. They sounded interesting to me, anyway!) and some blue ones that will come back year after year.
All planted out immediately!

I love a good sale me!

Me and My Shadow

1 comment:

  1. I love boot sales!!

    You just never know what you are going to find.

    Looks like the kids got lucky with your purchases - the stampers look great.

    Thanks for linking up and nice to meet you! x