This Lloyd Loom laundry box is stamped with the date '16 Oct 1956' on its base. I thought that it would make an ideal toy box for Monkeychild, so I haggled a bit and brought it for £2.75. In the 24 hours since buying it, I've given it a bit of a make-over, spraying it with a couple of cans of Monkeychild approved pink Plasti-kote spray, which were bargain buys at Focus as they were reduced in price by 80% in the closing down sale - I do love a bargain!
|I made the heart decoration this morning from some scraps of felt and fabric|
This pine toolbox was my first buy at the boot sale. The owner had just put it out and wanted £10 for it and was sticking to her price. I really liked the toolbox and knew that if I walked away and waited 'til later to see if she'd reduce the price, that it would have sold by then as a couple behind me were also keen on it. Finally, she relented and I brought it for £9.50; that's a bit more that what I would normally pay, but I'm very happy with it. After a clean and a good polish, its come up well and I'll be using it to store part of my knitting stash in.
|I can keep my knitting needles in the lift-out front part - ideal!|
Looking at the items below you'd think that the £3 paid was okay for the chocolate tin and box as they're quite decorative and you know that I'm partial to a nice bit of packaging...
...however, open them up and look whats inside - lots of lovely buttons! The loop of green buttons is almost a bracelet in itself and I'll save the pale grey flower buttons for a future knitting project.
On the subject of knitting, I've just cast on for another project - the Paris cardigan, which I'm knitting out of Rowan Bamboo Soft. Its a discontinued yarn, but I can see why Rowan discontinued it - its very splitty! However, its dyed in one of my favourite shades and should knit up into a lovely cardie for autumn.