Wednesday 13 January 2010

Bargains and crafts!

I want to start by thanking all of you who have left lovely comments and those of you who have decided to follow my blog! It is great to meet so many of you and to share so many common interests- the inspiration I have received from your tutorials and decor and thoughts has brought me a new lease of life:)lol!
I must say, I have had a few lovely days. Yesterday I was visiting with Christine from Preferably Prim and we had a lovely time over coffee, both discussing our crafts and best of all, seeing all Christines wonderful creations- your home is so welcoming Christine! She also made me the little cushion tuck as seen in the first photo-isn't it lovely? Thanks once again and for the lovely time Christine.

Then today my sister and I went on a little shopping trip. She told me she wanted to take me to a little place where there was a sale on and that I might like some of the things!

Here are the bargains I came home with:

These are made of rusty wire and have rusty stars and bells-all half price!!!

The wreath with berries I got in another shop-both again, half price!! I intend to keep the berry wreath out all year.

I had the middle stacking box already, so it was nice to get the set; again, half price!

I asked my hubby if he could get me some bits of wood sometime, as I wanted to make some signs. This is what he brought! I'm not sure if he wants me to sell them, or whether he didn't want me to ask him again!! Needless to say, I have plenty to keep me going:)

The photos are not very good as I couldn't get the flash to stop shining on them-they are darker than the photo shows. There are a few more in the making which I will post later.

We don't often get good snow, but this year we have done fairly well;

This is looking out our back

This is our little BBQ house-ideal for this time of year, but I can't pluck up the courage to brave the elements and cook in it!

I must go now and get something done-it still takes me so long to do a post:)

Have a good week,

Shazy x


  1. You have done yourself proud! Those gameboards are fab! And as for those bargains, tell me quick where you went - I need to go!!
    Thanks so much for your friendship and generosity.
    If you've any for sale, I'd happily buy!

  2. Wow, what great finds!! Your tuck from Christine is so cute, love it. How nice that the two of you live close enough to visit :0) I love your little BBQ house! What type of cooking do you do in there? Just grilling? It's a fancy little place.

    Have a great night,

  3. Great finds and I love the signs and game boards you're making! Your BBQ house is just darling and the fence and arbor are very cool. I so enjoy it when you and Christine post pictures of the outdoors. I've never been to Ireland so it's like a virtual field trip.

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. You got some great treasures, that I am sure you will treasure for along time...aren't bargains great! I am having my 1st giveaway that ends on the 23rd, so please come on over and sign up.

  5. Those signs and gameboards are awesome!!! Do you sell them? I love that little pillow tuck! How sweet of Christine. Love your rusty trees ~ you go, Ms. Bargain Finder!!

  6. Beautiful job! Love those gameboards!

  7. Hi Shazy,
    You got some great bargains there, love the wire Christmas trees...also the signs and gameboards are so very nice! Great job!


  8. I just discovered your blog and loving it already! I am now a follower.

    What wonderful bargains! I love rusty stuff. Your signs are delightful! I could see you making those to sell... looks like you have a few offers already!

    Looking forward to future posts and all the neat things you will be making! Have a grand week~