Sunday, 4 November 2007

Nearly Christmas - and more bargains!

Only in the Swirly household is it nearly Christmas - I finished off these little cuties this afternoon!

They are mini versions of my larger chickens and are designed to hang from your Christmas tree and make it all festive! Of course they are available in my Etsy at the moment and will soon be available on Tuggle and Dawanda.
More will be coming soon in different Christmas fabrics but I also have to make my Christmas cards and get more Christmas stuff uploaded to my shops so bear with me!

We went to a car boot sale this morning and it was very profitable!! We weren't selling, just buying but I managed to get a lot of stuff for £4.20! Matt came up trumps and got a huge tin of buttons for me for 50p!! I then managed to get another (much smaller) one for 50p too!

I also got a huge load of postcards (about 40) for £1.50 and a tablecloth for 40p.

The postcards are destined for my range of postcard greetings cards (which I haven't actually started yet!) and the tablecloth I'm not sure yet. Some exciting project no less!

I also got a map for 20p and a Topsy and Tim book for 10p. Both are destined to be cut up and made into envelopes/gift tags etc etc! And my last bargain was a pair of children's curtains for £1 - again I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for but I'm sure I'll think of something!

More details of the curtains included some cute close up's are available on my flickr.


Anonymous said...

Wow!! Those buttons are fab! Why can I never find stuff like that??!!

Laura said...

Congratulations on your thrifty urchases! The buttons are an amazing find.
You said you have been making your own envelopes, how do you do them, would you consider doing a tutorial? I just spent £10 on a selection of envelopes from the P.O and would love to know how to make my own.
Happy Sunday :)