It is amazing what you can buy in a charity shop. I purchased a Fisher Price musical chair thing for my DGD for only £3.50 and when I looked up the new price it was £35. This toy looks brand new and Alana loved it. Today I purchased an ELC cooker washing machine toy (she is always pushing my washing machine buttons) and again it was only £3.50.
The original reason for going into the shops in the first place was looking for ties (to use as bias trim - go for the pure silk ones to add a touch of glamour, and they are great for Hong Kong finish to your seam allowances too) books and buttons, however I was distracted by the toys lol.
Friday I purchased a bunch of ties along with the Fisher Price toy, but best of all was a Hermes tie for £1.25 which is still selling on line today for £135.00 (that has to be the bargain of the century). I wasn't going to tell my D Mike that it came from a charity shop, but without the lovely orange box they sell these things in, it would be hard to convince him it was new. Still I think its great. Its bright red, so I will have to make him a shirt to wear with it.
Today I planned on getting the buttons for shirt number 3 on route to the dentist. There are a couple of charity shops close to the fabric shop, so before buying any I thought I would ask around. The first shop said no they didn't have any but get them from time to time, but I struck lucky on the 2nd one and managed to buy 200 (I've counted them) for £3.00 - they only asked £1.99 but I was so pleased, and it was for charity I gave them a little more.
Last but not least I had my nails and toenails manicured on Saturday. My nails are shameful - too much crafting and sewing means they break really easily, so I have had a set of gel nails done, for the first time ever - not bad in 53 years. I am still getting used to them. They put tips on my nails then applied the gel - they are hard, so I hope durable too, however have you ever tried picking up pins off the table with these nails - I have to lick my finger if my fingers aren't tacky enough and even today I feel like I have something alien stuck to my fingers, but they look pretty - lets see if I can keep up appearances.
That's all my news for now. As you can see from the picture below - No 3 now has buttons (not from the charity shop because I didn't want white) and it looks good.
Let me know if you ever go to the charity/thrift shops and get good bargains. Catch you all later...........