Finally, this wicker suitcase/picnic basket which we are using as toy storage. I have a small collection of wicker suitcases. Partly because we don't have enough cupboards and shelves. The toys were stored in a pink plastic trug but I ran out of large plant pots so tipped toys into suitcase and the trug is now outside housing a bean plant.
Some recent charity shop finds
I took Little I to a small shoe shop in a village in the countryside. I couldn't get any shoes to fit her at the well known national UK retailers of children's shoes. After we purchased a pair of pink sandals that fitted her we found there was a charity shop opposite where we found this cardigan. I loved the sleeve shape - it is a wool and cashmere blend and too warm to wear at the moment. Little I displayed a typical three year old's taste and chose a Barbie doll dressed in a ball gown for 95p. She calls her Princess. (I feel there is a whole other post brewing about why she would choose a Barbie)
Next up this cardigan from Oxfam in Exeter - it has a hood, pockets (yay, I love pockets) and is lined in a really soft teddy-bear fur like fabric. It is just the kind of thing to wear in autumn for morning trip to school and to see the chickens.
And one last pic of the skirt I cut out last week - I know, I know, I said I had too many skirts but this is a plain dark denim one you see and a different shape. So I am puutting this into my Summer Essentials list of five instead of the green patterned A line skirt. Please note the genuine swirly 1950s or 1960s carpet - our house belonged to Mr Minnado's grandmother and we haven't redone every room. My sheath dress is coming along - the major seams are sewn up, the zip is in and I am adding the binding to the sleeves. It is a little odd trying on something much more fitted after a spell of making and wearing fairly loose clothing. I am searching for some kind of happy medium - a dress which is loose enough to be comfortable but not so huge that I look pregnant. Not sure I have found it yet.