Sunday, 8 August 2010

Carbooting Sunday

As you can see from my picture, this carboot is HUGE!


Lisa picked me up at half past seven to go to a carboot  about 15 minutes away from us.. We must be mad, Sundays were meant for lying in and tea and toast in bed! We were good girls and stuck to our plan of each walking  down one side of a row and then swopping over at the top, as we knew we would be looking at/for the same thing and didn’t want to spoil a good friendship by fighting in an unseemly fashion over some trifle that caught both our fancies!

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I was really keen to go, as Lisa said that the last time she went she found some double sided, silver mirror card. I’d had some a few years back and it was brilliant, especially for making boxes etc. on my Silhouette …… but I never thought I’d find any more once it was used up.  I managed to get 3 packs of  50 sheets for £2 each, bargain!  The lady on the stall said she was trying to get some double sided gold, now that would be even brillianter!!!

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I also managed to find this small pile of bracelets and necklaces to disassemble. I was particularly looking for ones that had attached beads (as below), because they will look like little charms on the bracelets I intend to make with them. I paid between 20p and 50p for each of them, but there is a NEXT necklace amongst them that  I think I will wear for a while before undoing


These baskets were our find of the morning, costing just £1 for 10. I was thinking Christmas, but Lisa was thinking way ahead of me to Easter.  They measure about 4ins square and will be ideal for putting all sorts of little things in. We got 30 each! What are we like?

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This was a funny sort of purchase, but only cost 50p – it’s a huge bag of fuzzy felt dancing girls with lots of dancing clothes etc. ……. I’m thinking …… girlie cards?

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I also managed to find Monkey a very fetching Christmas outfit!!!


Jules said...

Hi Helen

Well you certainly did find some treasures didn't you!!

I don't think I have ever seen a car boot sale that large in all my born days!

Enjoy what remains of your Sunday.

Love Jules xx

sh3ri3 said...

That more then tripples the size of the car boots around here!!

love looking at your shopping spree's - cant wait to see what creations you make with the fuzzy felt girls


wam73 said...

Wow you did really really well, Well done you. Love love love the baskets. x

Paula Gale said...

wow - well done on some great finds... could defo do with some of that mirri card - absolute bargain.

Paula x x x

PepPop said...

That carboot is HUUUUUUGE!!! Great buys too. Jaqui x