Myself and Steve celebrated our five year anniversary on Tuesday, and for my present, he booked a surprise trip to the Lake District! Neither of us had been there before, and I must say it was really nice and it was so good to get away for a couple of days and get some fresh air! It was a long drive though, 3 1/2 hours there and about 4 1/2 hours back (there was a vehicle fire on the M1 this afternoon, which meant that we were at a standstill for ages). Our car was so hot! We've all been waiting for summer to finally arrive, and I tell you what, that sun doesn't hang around does it?! My poor, fair and pasty skin didn't know what hit it! While we were there, we hopped on a little boat cruise (I get really too excited about boats!) I will share some of the photographs of our little adventure when we get the films developed, but until there, I wanted to show you some of the things I found in the charity shops up there in the North West :)
1930s embroidery stitches book £2.50
(originally five shillings!)
scallopped gold necklace
floral throw for a single bed
I really love the patterns, the cape seems a bit out of my depth at the moment, but hopefully one day I can have a go at it! The dress/top pattern is exactly the sort of thing that I was thinking of making (I really want to attempt a top, not just dresses!), and the dress pattern can be altered to make nine different designs, nine! Now that's value for money!
I feel a bit like I'm on auto pilot when I go into charity shops now, I am always on the look out for the same things!
What section do you seem to gravitate to first when you're charity shop shopping, and what do you always seem to walk out with?