Back to normal now after my last post, ie. comments back on. In case you wondered I turned off the comments because it was an emotional subject (for me) and I appreciate not everyone feels the same way about animals. I didn't want anyone to feel awkward about what to comment or not comment at all, I figured anyone who did want to would contact me via email. Thank you for the lovely emails I received, they were very much appreciated.
You may have already read Sue's or Niki's posts that last weekend was the big flea at Shepton Mallet, and I ventured out that way too. Sue was there with her gorgeous selection of fabrics, lace and trimmings and it was lovely to meet up and have a natter and a rummage. Sue is the first blogger I have met 'in real life' since I started my blog. Unfortunately I didn't manage to bump into Niki, maybe next time though.
I didn't think I'd bought that much but when I put it all out to photograph it does look rather a lot!
As you know, the great thing about fleamarkets and boot sales is that you never know what you might find, and it's usually not the things you might hope to find, but this time I did find a lot of things that I'd hoped for. Lots of fabrics, lace and millinery flowers (I definately wasn't expecting to find so many of these).
A rather nice handmade boot and some vintage powder still unused.
Some lovely fabric covered books and pretty vintage lampshades
This google-eyed figure is so cute, once upon a time she was a present from Bognor Regis. In fact I looked a lot like her for much of the day!
I'm not sure when I'll be going again as I'm rather spent out now :-(
As it was a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, some DIY was almost obligatory (by Mr. Bloom, of course, not me!). The kitchen windowsill tiles were finished, it looks so neat and tidy now, and work was started on the architraves on top of the cupboards. If you look on top of the cupboard you can see some teapots and jars I had put up there for storage. They were left in place while the architrave was attached and guess what - we can't get them out now as the gap is too small - oops!
I've been doing some crafting too, that's for my next post.
I just had to show you this clock I bought for my dad's birthday (he's 77 today - Happy Birthday Dad!) My dad likes gadgets, clocks and flying so this seemed quite appropriate, plus what else do you buy for a dad who doesn't need anything - a flying alarm clock!
When the alarm goes off, as well as beeping the whole clock takes off and flies around the room - you have to get up to catch it and switch off the alarm. Actually I probably need this more than my dad does as I'm terrible at getting up in the morning, but it would probably end up in small pieces after the first day!
Well, that's my news for now, hope you're all having a good week, I must get round and see what you've all been doing.