Sunday, 8 February 2009

Tea Towels, Sewing Box and Crochet

Just wanted to show you my new tea towels from our local discount shop. They were only 1.99 for three and I thought they looked a little CK ish.

Two of them are towelling but the trellis one is a lovely heavy weave - I suppose its a glass towel.

I'm just not sure if I can bring myself to use them as they are so lovely.

The crochet leaflets and books are some of my ebay purchases - I think it
was 99p for all the leaflets and 79p for the book. I've had a good look through but I think they are a little out of my league at the moment.

I must still plod on with my granny squares - I can do them now whilst watching tv with only the odd mistake. Did I say "watching tv" - I think I meant listening to the tv !!!

This sewing box was on my Christmas list from Boots - it is from the range that Country Living do for them but I decided to get my Cath Kidston one instead.

I saw this on ebay but the picture and description wasn't very good so I ended up only paying 4.50 - Miss T is having it as her sewing box and we are going to make some things together.

I love the little kit that comes inside it.

For those of you who read my blog yesterday about Colin our baby Collared Dove - he made it through the night and seems much stronger today.

He is feeding well and has come out of his box and his hopping round the dining room floor.

He doesn't have his tail feathers yet so cant fly - they look like sticks with a small feather stuck on the end - so I guess we will be looking after him a while longer.
We did prepare the kids for the worst last night as they often die within 24 hours and we didn't want it to come as a shock to them.

I know lots of people believe you should not take them in but I would rather him have a peaceful warm safe death than be mauled by a cat.

At the moment its looking like we might have a happy ending so fingers crossed.

Be back tomorrow with some more ebay bargains - I did go a bit mad !!


Thecraftytrundler said...

Love those bargains, especially the gorgeous tea towels!!
I'm crocheting granny squares at present, and find it ideal to do , as I am watching TV. Not that we get a lot of time to do that, but Larkrise is on tonight!
I'm so pleased that Colin seems to be getting better.I will be thinking of him x.

Happy blogging ; )

Sharon xx

Shabby Chick said...

I think those tea towels are so pretty, especially the trellis one, it reminds me of LA's Kate pattern but in a different colourway.

Glad Colin is doing well, I think you're really good for taking him in. I'm too squeamish about the mess to have any pets yet (perhaps because I am dealing with two children's bodily fluids just now and not keen to add any more!!!!!!!).

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Forgot to say well done for winning some vintage ribbon. I just can't leave ebay alone so am trying to go cold turkey! There's a gorgeous cushion on there that I'm dying to buy (vintage LA lily of the valley) but daren't look at.

Mel xxx

Kitty said...

Ooh, lots of loveliness there - you are obviously a great bargain-hunter! So pleased Colin is doing well. x

Tilly said...

Pleased to hear that Colin is doing ok. Can't wait to see what else you got off Ebay!

Anonymous said...

wow cool bargains!! i love the teatowels, they are so pretty!!


gingerwine said...

Just been reading your latest posts, and I really hope your little baby Dove is ok, poor little lamb. I think Shock may be the thing to worry about the most with little animals, but as he or she is hopping about it looks very promising!!

And that Country Living basket is yummy, I have just been on ebay looking for one!

Love Samxx

Sue said...

Well done you, really great bargain with the Sewing Basket, looks brand new. I love bargain hunting too. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your purchases.

Tatty Mum said...

Great bargins, love the tea towels. I'm always buying tea towels then can't bring myself to use them.
Just to let you know I've not managed to get you parcel in the post hope to do it tomorrow, sorry been a bit hectic this weekend.

Joanne x

The sewing room said...

Great bargains love the tea towels i have to stay away from ebay at the moment give our bank balance time to recoup great to hear Colin is doing well have a great week best wishes Pat

maria clara said...

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MelMel said...

Oh dear, i hope the birdy is ok...poor little!

The sewing box and teaclothes are lovely!xxxxx

MelMel said...

BTW....LOVE the fireplace!!!!!
Thank you for the home school info too!xxx

thriftymrs said...

Love those tea towels, they are utterly gorgeous.

summerfete said...

Great tea towels, I do believe in diverting from the expense that is CK!

The junk shop I told you about, is a feast for the eyes, lots of kitsch and country things all for real prices!


lou said...

I really hope Colin is still doing ok; he looks such a little sweet heart!
The fireplace looks good; I would love to have one in my bedroom!
I can’t wait to see what else you got! :0)
Love Lou xxx

Taz said...

Ebay does that to you doesn't it? Once you start you get carried away, or is that just me? :D

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oooo i love the sewing box whats it called i must try and track one down!!! hope you have a happy ending with Colin :-) love the teatowels as well you have been getting lovely things ! did you have snow again last night in Staffs? we did (im south cheshire so not far) and supposed to be loads tonight eeekkkkk!!! im v interested in the whole home schooling thing but will grill you another time about it :-)

beck said...

Your tea towels are gorgeous! Just wanted to also say thanks for your comments on my blog. I think we are all in shock here in Victoria as each day we feel more of the impact of the bushfires. It's been a horrible week so any messages of support are much appreciated. x

Fancy Elastic said...

Those tea towels are a real find! gorgeous.

thriftymrs said...

Thanks for your comment.
The places that you asked about are.
1. The new museum in Liverpool
2. Ledbury in Herefordshire
3. Lyme park in Stockport
4. Bowness-on-Windermere
5. Chester cathedral
6. Some random beach in Wales that I can't remember the name of.

Nothing too exciting but places new to me.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

hi again - i have left a post on this comment already so forgive me but then ive just seen a comment you left on thriftymrs about trentham gardens - is it worth a visit? im in south cheshire so will have a look at map but i dont think its so far from me? i thought there was gardens there but obviously am wrong!!!
Lesley x