Monday, 10 December 2012

Playful parenting

This weekend I made a den for my son out of a couple of bedspreads and a blanket (originally purchased from charity shops). It was a big hit with my little boy, so I took the photo above and recorded an audioboo about it.

If the Audioboo player below doesn't work, please click here to listen to it on the Audioboo website.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Magpie Monday - Boden jacket

The jacket I love most, and wear the most, came from eBay. It is a dark grey cotton Boden 'Photographer' jacket with a boxy shape and four pockets.

Here is a picture of me wearing this jacket with a grey dress from Hobbs. The jacket looks good with dresses - and the pockets are useful.

There is also a lovely printed lining which can just about be seen on the photo below.

I had really coveted this jacket when I originally saw it in the Boden catalogue a couple of years ago, but the full price was £69 so I resisted buying it. Then a year ago saw it on eBay where I managed to buy it for £36.99. And it has been a really good buy as I have worn it 2-3 times a week since then and it washes well.

Update - while writing this post I had a quick look on eBay and found the more recent version of the  'Photographer' jacket for sale through the official Boden eBay shop for a 'buy it now' price of £34.50 including postage. So I have just bought that one too!

Linking up with the Frugal Friday Fashion Show at Family Budgeting and Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow.


Me and My Shadow

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Magpie Monday - Scrabble and tablecloth

My first charity shop find this weekend was a 20 year old Scrabble set in absolutely pristine condition for £4. We will use this to play Scrabble with - resisting the temptation to make crafty things out of the Scrabble tiles.

I also bought this groovy 1970s tablecloth and napkin set, which will be great to use in the garden in the summer. It's nice to buy something so summery when the ground is covered in frost!

I have also been buying Christmas presents for people, but won't do a blogpost about these until after Christmas as I don't want to spoil any surprises.

Linking up with this week's Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow - I'm really looking forward to seeing what my fellow Magpies have thrifted this week.

Me and My Shadow