Wednesday, 24 April 2013


I am going to be really quick today as I have so much to do. I spent yesterday doing nothing! Do you ever get those days when you know you have a lot to do but just can't be bothered? No, just me then!

Here goes with my desk today:

At the front are some pillowcases I bought in my local charity shop, they were 49p each and I'm going to make them into lined bags using this tutorial I have a few more to use as well because I think, well if they go wrong it hasn't cost much!
Then there's the dreaded paperwork! Parents' evening tonight and it's really annoying because we didn't get appointments with all the teachers we wanted to see. I have a particular bone to pick with a particular English teacher!
There is also a pile of information from the WHO on malnutrition and world hunger. My son needs to to an essay for geography. Man, they have to do a lot more than I did at that age. But as least I did it without parental assistance and handed it in on time, unlike number two boy.
Ok, onto my other recent finds:

I am doing a village fair in June in a rather well to do area of Surrey so I'm looking for some interesting bits and bobs to put on my stall. I noticed the suitcases in a local junk shop so popped out to see how much they were. Some while later I returned to the house lighter of purse but full of ideas! I have just looked on Ebay to research the largest suitcase and it looks really interesting. The other two are a little shabby inside so I plan on tarting them up using this tutorial
The other finds were, the large wicker laundry basket, £15 (don't care if I have to keep it!), vase £1.50, jelly mould £2.99 and Hornsea biscuit barrel £2.99, the suitcases were £15 for the 3

Right, I really must go as it's my son's birthday tomorrow and I haven't made him a card. I hate making male cards.

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Take care and thanks for visiting.


  1. Ooh some fabulous finds Jaki :o) Good luck with that card.
    PS I know exactly the kind of day you mean. I think I'm having one today!

    Fiona xx

  2. Those items should sell like hot cakes at your fair, Jaki..they're so chic and just the sort of thing that Kirstie Allsop featured on her vintage house show! I like the sound of your Godmothers Antiques barn..where exactly is it? My son and I love poking around places like that!! And have fun in C&H, 20% off is not to be sniffed at :)
    Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

    1. I sent you a link on your Facebook page but it's

  3. Hi there I'm not getting on too well today, did lots yesterday but my get up and go has got up and gone! Love all your finds. Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

  4. Jacki: I spot lovely fabrics! I love your finds! Such fun vintage pieces! Sounds like a great school project as it keeps kids thinking "global". Have a great week! Winnie#73

  5. I thought you were going to use the baskets etc for displaying your bunting - I don't think I could bear to part with them. Great find on the cases too. Good luck with the card!

    1. I will be displaying my wares using them but they will also have a little price take on just in case! Forgot to say that there's another basket within the basket!

  6. Lots of lovely finds. I would love a vintage wicker basket.
    Good luck with your boy's card.
    No WOYWW from me this week, been too busy to get much crafting done.

  7. Great idea for the pillowcases. Good luck with the village fair in June. Linda #122

  8. Happy WOYWW. Good idea to get the pillowcases from a charity shop. I will go and look for some this week. Ali x. #32

  9. Love vintage stuff, I am constantly searching charity shops.
    Karen #64

  10. Woo Jaki, your finds are brilliant! I don't think so far you've picked up anything I wouldn't happily keep if I couldn't sell them!

  11. Hi Jacko,

    Sorry for the late comment, for some unknown reason your posts don't always show up in my reader ??
    Love these recent finds, going to look up the tuts now.