What a glorious day it's been here in the Black Country, the sunshine woke me at 6.15am and I walked down to the town centre swimming baths with a spring in my step. Sadly it's not been as lovely elsewhere with snow in Scotland and the horrifying news of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami. I'm hoping our gorgeous Japan-based blogger Iman is safe & miles away from any danger.
|Jon never mentioned my waistband was tucked in.|
After my swim I had a cursory inspection of the local charity shops. A kind volunteer in the Salvation Army had put aside a skirt and jacket she thought I'd like but I had to disappoint her by telling her they were originally mine and I'd donated them only last week. I suppose it shows how well she knows my taste.
Pickings were slim today.
1960's English-made toilet bag 25p.
West German multi-strand granny beads 20p
Five unused vintage dressmaking patterns dating from 1965-69 for £1. There's one from my favourite range, Jiffy, which I'll be tackling over the weekend, hangover permitting.
I received a lovely surprise through the post this week from my friend, Liz at Rose & Bird. How fabulous! A creepy child print crying out to join my Wall of Misery, some blingy jewellery, some pretty sari fabric and a fabulous book on India.
I'm wearing: 1970's Anita bicycle print blouse (a flea market find) with a hand-made maxi skirt (using a 1971 Style pattern and some jumble sale crimplene) and a pimped-up 99p Stores Alice band (with added vintage ribbon).
Have a fabulous Friday! No jumbles tonight, just TV, homemade pizza and Lidl's own brand Liberta white rum with 21p diet cola.