Yes, it's Magpie Monday again!
If you're new round these parts, then welcome, welcome. So, what's it all about then? Magpie Monday is my weekly link-up party where you are all invited to share your second-hand purchases. To show that you can give a new home or a new lease of life to something pre-loved. To prove that we don't always have to buy brand new. This way, we can save a few quid, and by recycling and reusing, do our bit for the planet too.
So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and have a slightly voyeuristic peep at the treasures people have been rescuing.
Most of the items I've shared with you recently have been 'raw materials' to get crafty with. This week I couldn't resist the temptation of this bag of leather scraps I spotted in a charity shop. It's full of nice, sizeable pieces of buttery tan coloured leather and I can't wait to get cracking with it.
Trouble is, I've never made anything from leather before. I really fancy making some flowers for brooches, but there's a bit more googling to do yet I think.
It was a bit of a quiet week shopping wise. I intended to check out my local car boot sale yesterday but as it was 10am by the time I finally surfaced I well and truly missed that boat.
I did manage to get my hands on this lovely wooden bowl though, and I'm over the moon with it. It was in the window of a charity shop and I couldn't quite make out the price sticker. I thought it said £12.50 so when I went in and enquired and was told £2.50 I was delighted.
It's very rustic, a bit wonky but full of character. It's also HUGE, and sits proudly now on our dining table filled with apples. The added bonus being that Ruby can reach this bowl (unlike the fruit bowl in the kitchen) and it fills my heart to see her helping herself and munching away on apples.
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