I was in town the other day getting a key cut for Calum's brother's new flat and PICKING UP OUR NEW HOOEVER CALUM LEFT IN THE SHOP OVER NIGHT! (My new dyson! its my new best friend!) As I had to wait ten minutes to get the key cut, I nipped across to Monsoon and LAURA ASHLEY! They've always got a discount section and I love seeing what I can pick up for less than the RRP! I hate paying full price for things. I was a bit disheartened as I couldn 't find anything until I took myself down the spiral staircase to the furnishings section!!! I darted straight to the remnants box as I refuse to pay full price for any Laura Ashley fabric. I found it very difficult to make up my mind as I knew I couldn't buy all the fabric that I had set aside totalling £62! So I eventually decided on the two fabrics you can see.
Pink gingham to add to my ever increasing collection. And this gorgeous floral cotton fabric. Both half price . Now are you listening carefully. The floral fabric should have been £17.50 for 2.3 metres which was £7.50 a metre(50% off so should have been £15 am metre). A bargain at half the price. But no, it doesn't stop there! It went through the till at wait for it.... £2.50 a metre!!! Woohoo! Must have been my lucky day. Now I'm away to cut it up and make something from it. I want to make my first tote bag. Maybe a MORSBAG! for all my shopping and to do my bit for the environment! I've already bought the cotton bags for life from my local co-op but I want something a bit more me! What better than to carry your shopping home in a handmade flowery tote!
So, bargains aside ~ lets get on to our trip to the Wildlife Park. Somehow, the weather held out on Friday and the Tiddlers and Toddlers had a great day out at Auchingarrich Wildlife Park by Comrie. We saw lots of animals
With Anna ~( his girlfriend) by his side! That thing trailing on the floor attatched to Murray is his wrist strap or doglead as I call it. It has to be the best thing ever. It still gives Murray a bit of freedom when walking. He hates holding my hand and flops when the reigns are on. So this is the perfect solution!
I don't know why ~ but I just love it. I might try and paint this scene ~ adding a pig or two in the fore ground for our local show. There are a lot of categories of which I shall try and enter most. So far I'm entering 1)the floral art section ~ 2) art & photography ~ 3) home produce ( inc jams and chutneys.) and 4)handicraft. Just need to prioritise and see what things I can start making now and which I have to leave to the last minute.
And he's actually saying the oooh part of hello as I took the pic. So hello from Murray and Goodbye from me.
Until next time..........
Love Charlotte xxx