Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Rainy Junk Hunting

We went on a long and rainy drive this morning - into another county in fact - in search of some tat to peruse. A total mystery journey of A roads, terrifying bends with big lorries coming the other way, until we finally discovered our destination; a big gothic industrial building ripe for a murder mystery. The scene of the indoor junk market. A pact was made - we had to buy SOMETHING because of the mad distance we'd travelled.

Inside, tables galore, laden with STUFF. And some cute dogs, which were not on sale. Promising... but actually most of it was craft bits. Little bits of decorated wood - A Home Is Just A House Without A Dog. That kind of thing. Not knocking the craft, but not exactly what we were hoping to find... Well, we tried. We went round the room, twice... fake security cameras, baby clothes, 3 fishing rods, dodgy dvds,  absolutely zilch.  But I found a few balls of glittery wool - for the Ongoing Leopardskin Handbag Project.

So, due to the lack of actual vintage bounty this morning I've spent the afternoon trying to wean myself off wanting to buy Something. That vague, dull yearning to acquire something - how shallow is that! I even considered going to B&Q. Shopaholics Anonymous, I am a paid-up member...

Other than Extremely Interesting Trips to bad junk markets, I have mostly been knitting. A lot. There is sooo much diy/fixing up to do in this house, but I am wimping out of all of it, and knitting instead. Its clean, its fast, and it gives results. Which polyfilla-ing and floorboard-sanding, as done by moi, plainly does not. So one handbag made, and leopardskin lining to be made, when I get a sewing vibe on, at some point before last posting day arrives. And halfway through a second one! Already! Amazing...

3 comments:

The Pea Pod said...

Aarr, what a disappointment with your tat hunt. No wonder you've got itchy palms wanting to part with some tat cash, I'm feeling your pain.

I'll go on a hunt on your behalf because I seem to be on a roll at the mo! ;) xx

trashsparkle said...

Excellent idea - I'll share the tat hunt victory thru' virtual blog-land with you! You definitely are on a roll - was that 3 posts in one day last week?!!

I gave in to the urge to cash-splash; I bought a huge red reindeer on ebay that night; not, alarmingly, a stuffed one - too gruesome, but a silly big wooden advent calendar. I'm pretending its for the kids....

The Pea Pod said...

My blog post are a little like buses at the moment, you don't see one for ages and then three come along at once!...