Saturday, 14 April 2007


It's been an absolutely gorgeous day today. So warm that I was able to wear my linen pinafore dress (one of my great charity shop finds) without a t-shirt underneath, and that's saying something for me, because I feel the cold really easily!

We went to Porthcawl this afternoon. There's a haberdashers there that's an aladdins cave, and I needed to get some D-rings for a belt I'm going to make. Of course, I couldn't just get the D-rings, and spotted some fun green bobble braid that I just know I can find a use for!

We also had a look in the charity shops (of course!) and I found these.
This pretty embroidered linen tablecloth

This fleece fabric which is so soft and tactile, it's destined to become a throw

This lambswool and angora jumper which I'm going to felt. Haven't decided what I'm going to make with it yet though.

I also got a skirt, which if it doesn't fit me, will make a great fabric for a bag.

And now it's dusk and I've just been outside for a bit, watching the bats dance a few feet above my head, and listened to the robin sing his evening song. A perfect ending to a lovely day.


Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Sounds like the perfect day. you had some nice finds, I'll watch with interest to see what you do with the sweater. I've just taken some sweaters to the charity shop, I ummed and aghed over them...should I hang on to them in case I give felting a go...but I don't have the space to keep everything. In the end they had to go!
Gill said...

Hi! Nice to meet a new blog friend, thanks for visiting me.

I'll be back to see more of your peaceful English landscape! What a beautiful place to live.

Ragged Roses said...

Sounds like you've been having a great weekend. This weather is marvellous. It's great being able to sit out in the evening and see the bats, but ssssh don't tell my daughters we've got them otherwise we'd have to move!

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting! It sounds like your weekend was great too!

Looking forward to seeing the results of the felting!

rebecca said...

What a great lot of thrifting finds!

Sounds like the perfect start to the weekend.

cherry menlove said...

Ohhhh, yes that is a perfect day you've had. I think your thriftinf finds are wonderful. You'll have fun with them.

Cherry xx

MollyKnits said...

lovely finds! Now that I know you have a blog, I can keep tabs on you. ;) I'll be shipping a package to you sometime this week.

andsewtosleep said...

Hi - found you via Lucy Locket {Gill}. Love your finds. I know Porthcawl well - I was born nearby and my family all still live around there. I bought my "bakestone" from a little shop there about 20 years ago!! Mmmm I feel Welshcakes coming on!! Mary

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Jools, me again, just to let you know I've tagged you! If you want to take part take a look at my blog for ideas! We must have that chat soon.
Gill x

Jodie said...

hi and thanks for visiting me - I never knew about all those soap regulations !!! I am very new to felting so can't wait to see what becomes of that jumper . Here in Australia I find it hard to find good wool jumpers to felt . So much is now acrylic - mores the pity.
You are entered in the giveaway - Good luck

Angel Jem said...

Are you still oK? You haven't blogged for a while? Please let us know what you're up to!

GigerVamp said...

Thanks for asking about me. I'm ok, just been feeling a little quiet.
I'm about to write a post now.