Wednesday, 28 April 2010

What’s On My Desk Wednesday

Shopping and Advent House progress ….
As usual the spoils from my weekend shopping are still on my desk waiting to be used or put away – on Sunday I went to my first car boot of the year …. not a lot to be had, except for …..
Carboot Ribbons
….. this tidy pile of narrow ribbon – a 100 yard reel of brown, 2 x 40 yard reels of black and teal, and 5 x 6 yard reels of white (x2), blue, cerise and dusty pink – all for £5.50, I was dead chuffed!
20p bracelet
I also had this very beautiful and very me bracelet for 20p!
10p Toothbrushs
After the boot sale I nipped to Asda and got these two toothbrushes for 10p – what a bargain …… but you’ll have to wait a while to see what I am going to do with them!
galaxy Counters
And do you remember these?  Galaxy Counters … yum, yum, yum, I use to love these when I was a kid …..  now they will be a workdesk staple!!!
Tesco Advent House Progress …..
Advent House Drawer 1
Last week I said my drawers were sticking (??!!) after I had painted them, well, I sanded them down a bit and they are now sliding perfectly, BUT I now need to touch up the corners where I sanded them a little too diligently, aghhh!
I have also covered one with paper, as a tester, a bit fiddly, but after 5 or so I hope I will have perfected the technique.  I have given it one coat of Modge Podge Sparkle, but it could do with another couple of coats, and the little knobs I made from Poundland beads and square gems have turned out a treat, just another 22 drawers to go …..


Julia Dunnit said...

Great boot sale finds gal, worth the effort for the ribbon alone! Love the knobs. Am saying no more.

Deborah said...

I just love galaxy counters, i have over indulged of late and have to keep away from them, great stuff as usual though xx

PepPop said...

Hungry and intrigued from one post. Loved Galaxy counters and can't wait to see more of your advent house. Jaqui x

Lynne said...

Wow, all that ribbon what a bargain. Looking forward to seeing the finished house. Lynne x