Friday, 9 January 2009

Thrifting and Crochet So Far

This is my crochet so far . I know its nothing spectacular but as I couldnt crochet at all a week ago I am really pleased with it.

Its going to be a blanket - I just hope I finish it as I have a habit of starting projects but not finishing them. Perhaps now I'm a blogger it will encourage me as I can show you my progress.

I really want to learn how to do decorative squares like those at Attic 24 whose crochet is amazing.

Yesterday I got the chance to go Charity Shopping - yippee. As I home educate my brilliant parents have my son every Thursday and collect my daughter from primary school so that I get a break.

Christmas day and New Years Day both fell on a Thursday so its been nearly three weeks since I have had the opportunity to get out and about with hubby.

We went to Stone yesterday which has eight charity shops in the main street !!!! And a few great cafes for respite.

We bought lots of books as we normally do - anything to do with crafting, self sufficiency, education, spirituality, past lives, cooking etc

I found those great little cocktail forks - they would have been great for the pickles over Christmas and this beautiful unused tablecloth and napkin set for under three pound.

A couple of DVDs for the kids , The Simpson movie and Pirates of the Caribbean and we still hadnt spent twenty quid !!!

Roll on Thursday !!!

Just trying to get the new baby card finished and then have to get lasagnes ready - little one is a vegetarian so I have to make two lots.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for your comments - they are all really encouraging.


funkymonkey said...

Well done you. I've no doubt that you will finish it - you have all us bloggers checking up on you! Seriously, its looking great and the colours are lovely. If I'd acheived that in a week I would be very proud of myself.


Hollypop's said...

Well done you, it looks great. I've just started to crochet again, haven't done any for years. I was inspired by Hen over at HenHouse.
Some good charity shop finds too.

lou said...

Well done you! Too achieve that in a week that is fantastic and it looks lovely!
Great bargains, I must have a look myself soon.
Love Lou xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Well done, it's looking great! You did well with your finds, especially all that for under £20. We always end up getting books too, we desperately need another bookcase!

Mel xxx

krafty girl said...

i just found your blog,
nice to meet you!
great charity shop finds!i went today,there is slim pickings around my area!
your crochet work looks really impressive,i would love to learn to crochet,but i have no idea how to get started!

take care


thriftymrs said...

Your crochet looks terrific so far.
Great finds.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Its looking lovely!
Love the colors that you chose!
Great new "Vintage" Treasures too!
Debbie Moss

Rosesposes said...

Hi thanks for dropping by my blog!. I loved looking through your blog and loved the appliques you made as presents they are adorable. I noticed you have made a heart from an old torn tablecloth, I too have saved a tablecloth for this purpose as it is torn too!. Its good to make use of things.
I admire you for home educating , I wouldnt know where to start!. I find my children teach me things now, its changed a bit since i left school!. Look forward to dropping in on you again X Dominique

bekimarie said...

Well done you, aren't you a quick learner. Think I will get on ebay and most definately get myself that book.
Great finds! Like you I always have to check out the books but may have to stop for a while, we're becoming seriously overrun with them.
Take care
Beki xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous crochet. I have been neglecting mine and haven't done any since before Christmas. I must get back into it as it is such fun.

Great charity shop finds, well done you x

Greedy Nan said...

Glad to see you back again after your Christmas/New Year break - I was beginning to miss you ...

Wild Rose said...

Don't you just love buying lots of things and still having change from £20? It is a wonderful bit of retail therapy without a huge expense.

Your crochet is really colourful Sara ~ you will have to show updates as it progresses.

Happy New Year!

Marie x

Attic24 said...

ooooooooooo lovely lovely blankety-beginnings!!!
Your colours are wonderful and it'll look fabulous as it grows, you just gotta keep hooking. Very happy to provide Hooky Inspiration yippeee, your post has made me very happy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just been reading some more of your blog and I see that you mention Stone - I live about 20-30 mins away from here so I think you are very very near to me!! :)