It's Magpie Monday time again! Wow this week has flown by, and as I've been busy with party preparations for Ruby's birthday party (more about that later), I've not had much chance for mooching round the shops.
As mentioned in my last post, this weeks Magpie Monday has a theme. Courtesy of Kate the theme, should you wish to follow it is in honour of Comic Relief. So my items this week are red, and a sneaky one at the end which certainly made me smile with happiness.
If you don't have anything to fit the theme, then remember, it's totally optional- I'd love to see your thrifty finds whatever they may be.
First up, more clothes for Ruby. As her name lends itself so well, I quite like to dress her in red. She seems to have had a sudden growth spurt and shot up, so a lot of her clothes recently seem too short. I really must find a couple of hours to go through her wardrobe and take some stuff to the charity shop.
I found this sweet little smock dress/top on Sunday. I think she'll be wearing it over jeans - leggings are not her friend!
It has a French label, and it's made of nice cool linen-type fabric, with 2 big patch pockets on the front. I think it's very sweet.
Second top is a basic supermarket label. But she always needs more long-sleeved Ts as she wears them under everything! £1 in Age Concern.
I also spotted another Mini Boden top in the same shop, so I snapped that up too for £2.
I really love this one. It's cheesecloth type fabric, printed with pink and red roses, and finished with a pink blanket stitch around the hem, and little crosses around the neckline - like I used to do in school.
Finally, as I was at the counter paying for these items, I happened to gaze around to the bookshelf. My eyes instantly fixed on this book and I let out a little yelp, grabbed it off the shelf and added it to the pile.
Now, this may not seem very exciting to you, but I, along with several other bloggers are undertaking a challenge for Proctor and Gamble. For one day we have to live like a 1930's housewife and abandon all our modern conveniences. Like a jobbing actresss, I'm taking this role very seriously and will be researching it meticulously! Watch this space.
Can't you just see me doing this while the old man lounges in the armchair reading the paper and smoking a pipe.
No, me neither. I suspect I shall be much more like this:
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