I've finally been lucky with my charity shop rummaging and have unearthed some happy finds...
A lovely sturdy spring green pottery jug (£1.99) and a gorgeous handpainted bowl (a mere 99p!)
A pretty little handmade pottery vase, just the right size to hold almost every single flower currently blooming in the garden (99p).
And a nice deeply coloured old hyacinth vase. I've been wanting one of these for a while so was very pleased to get this one (along with a bundle of books, a globe and a helicopter) for £3.
While visiting my parents recently I popped into the two wool shops they're lucky to have in their town. I bought these balls of 4ply with a view to trying a new crochet shawl pattern.
Not only wool shops but shoe shops too, A now has a pair of shoes other than her school shoes and her wellies. Red is her favourite colour apparently, which is a little unfortunate as...
...I'd just bought these balls of Wendy merino (the same wool as I used for my green cardigan) - an ebay bargain.
Totally unrealated but I loved these sunset cloud formations from a recent evening.
And changing the subject again, I'm enjoying playing with colours from my yarn stash to make more of these Japanese flowers. I'm not sure if they're going to work as a scarf - the centres already stretch quite a bit and the sides are floppy. We'll see, I may yet end up with the shawl/stole version.
Off now to pick some more colours and churn out a couple more flowers while watching Master Chef (and ignoring the housework!)