Purchase no.1 some more gorgeous Debblie Bliss cashmerino to continue along my crocheting way with the granny squares. This blanket will probably end up costing me an arm and a leg, as the wool isn't cheap and I've already clocked up 8 balls (not including the above). Ahem.
However. The boy keeps picking up the squares and rubbing them on his cheek and saying "ahh, so soft mummy", which makes me want to make it the best blanket ever. Plus, they are totally addictive little things these squares and I am loving doing them. Oh, what the hell, I don't need to justify :)
Purchase no.2 a case - to use as a Memory Box for the boy. I have been picturing finding just this very case, in my mind's eye, to put all of the boy's things in that I've saved over the years, e.g. birthday cards, bits of clothing, etc. They are currently in a small box, but it's overflowing, so I needed something a bit more substantial. Now this was found in a shop that was full to the brim with bric-a-brac and bargains galore. The sort of shop you dream of, quite honestly, and best of all - it was all dirt cheap!
So, hot on the heals came purchase no.3 - this little butcher's block thingy.
Just behind the rocking chair in this picture is a little cubbyhole, which is under the 'old' stairs. It is the coolest part of the kitchen - because we have a Stanley (which is like an Aga), the kitchen is always warm and toasty which is great, but sometimes it's hard to find a cool place to store things like cakes. So I needed something to fit into the little space - lo and behold, this little unit was found in the above shop - only 40 quid! Perfect!
And as if this wasn't enough, I still needed some more of the granny coathangers. So, off to Oxfam I went and after asking the man, who had to rummage through his back room, out he popped with these - Purchase no.4 - 10 hangers for £2.50! Hurrah! Now I can get on with some more of these:
Can you imagine how chuffed I was? Flaming marvellous, the lot. Plus, we found a lovely new cafe for lunch - the sort with sofas and leather armchairs, serving crepes (yum!) and it even became a little cinema at night! I mean, talk about - yes, you guessed it - perfect! And 3 out of the 4 items were 'thrifted', which makes it even better in my book ;)