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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Crochet covers for coat hangers and project polytunnel.


Hello all...as you can see I'm back. I had a good ole rummage around charity shops but came up with nowt. But Matalan was a different kettle of fish! Here are some items I got all reduced (of course)
Most are destined to go into Daisy Caravan. But here is a close up of this little kitsch potato scrubber. Isn't she delightful?
£1.75 so I swiped her up along with these teapot and cups socks.....I know, I know! But they were reduced a lot. Probably going to make a sock monkey or two.

 Isn't that white teapot a bargain. It fits nicely underneath the caravan teacosy that I made to go in  Daisy. A large citrus green bath towel £2.50 and the large stripey mug I will probably fill with flowers either real or made.

The cushions were all bargains being only a couple of pounds each mostly.  Being a bit of a shopoholic I'm so glad I don't live anywhere near shops as I would be in there permanetly with the 'I wants'!!! The apple teatowel you can see on the right has been made into little curtains for the kitchen part of Daisy. 3 teatowels for £2.50. My cup overfloweth......sorry gotta go and lie down now :0D

Onto crafty stuff and this involves some wooden coat hangers that I got at our local charity shop. As I've already posted about covering them and making them look a bit prettier, here is one I've used for a brooch holder-hanger.
Who knew there was so many brooches lurking in the jewellery box! Now I can see at a glance what's what. It also makes a nice decoration.

You may remember these long bits of crocheting...

They've been turned into these.....

All nice and bright and pretty! Should I put any in my Etsy shop? Some are going into the caravan so visitors have somewhere to hang there clothing.




 Fancy clothes need fancy hangers!

Onto garden news....

The polytunnel has been taken over by triffids....here is the before picture. Look at it now in just 2 and a bit months. It's been a bit of an experiment as to what to grow and I have to say we had a lovely crop of strawberries, so we want to increase them. Courgettes are doing great. Have never, ever, eaten one before (how did I get so old and never try one!) I understand you can put them in cakes so that will be good to try.

Lots of other stuff to numerous to mention. It's nice to sit in there having a cuppa and just meditate, it's really warm in there. The outside veggie patch is a success with peas....everything else is growing very slowly out there, but I'm sure will get there in the end.

I will be linking up with various linky parties over the week. So do have a peek at them and have a nosy at others blogs.
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/sew%20darn%20crafty
http://www.handymancraftywoman.com/
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/show-your-stuff-33-upsidedown-brownies.html
http://www.handymancraftywoman.com/
http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-16-and-bit.html
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html
http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com.ar/








23 comments:

  1. Gosh, if I had crochet hangar covers like those, I wouldn't dare hide them with clothes, I would prefer to show them off! (smile)

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  2. Wow what a collection of goody bargains. The idea for the pins is so good.

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  3. Wow, I'm off to Matalan tomorrow! Your coat hangers are gorgeous, I love the little dangly flowers! My garden is also full of triffids after all the rain we've had and now the sun is here so I guess I'd better do something about it!
    Jo x

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  4. I love the idea of using the hanger to display brooches. The others are all so pretty and colourful. Love them all. You look to have had an amazing shopping experience. Enjoy the veg!

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  5. well, these are the best fancy hangers I have ever seen. So much better then the usual BHS granny style (not that I know, what I am talking about...)

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  6. I love the coat hangers,they look great,especially the one with the brooches on-what a great idea!Love the potato scrubber!

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  7. What fantastic bargains, the potatoe scrubber made me laugh. Your hangers are lovely, brilliant idea to use one as a brooch holder. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

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  8. wow, you are a great bargain hunter - what terrific finds!

    i love your hangars and would definitely list some on Etsy, they are gorgeous :)

    courgettes are such great things to grow as they are so productive, and tasty too! i haven't tried using them for cake, but i've heard they make a lovely moist chocolate sponge :) x

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  9. I like those crochet hanger covers. Beautiful designs.

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  10. I want all my coat hangers like that now - they are fabulous!

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  11. Love those funky hangers. Shame to put them away in the wardrobe!

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  12. I love those hangers, I think I'd want them on display!

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  13. Great shopping! you've bought so many nice pieces!
    love your coat hangers - sooooo clever and sooo crafty! the colours are eye-catching!

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  14. I love your crochet hangers too, such lovely vibrant colours! I've been to Matalan today - BAD NEWS ! xxxx

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  15. You did do well at Matalan! I love the green towel, and what a bargain at £2.50!

    I've made chocolate cake with courgettes, which was delicious. Later on when you've got courgettes coming out of your ears you'll be hunting round for different recipes!

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  16. Fabulous bargains - well done. the hangers are so pretty. Hope you have a good week.

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  17. Sounds like you had fun at Matalan!

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  18. I love those hangers - I am sure they would sell well. They are really pretty, but also useful cos they don't dig into your precious clothes like horrid wire hangers. Love all your 'bargains' ! xCathy

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  19. The hangers are gorgeous. Definately put them on Etsy. The brooches look really good on them too. I've just been looking at a courgette chocolate sponge, i may have to attempt it and see what it's like

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  20. Your hangers are so cute, I love that they are so colorful and cheerful!
    ♥ Terrie ♥

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  21. Love those coat hangers! Yes, courgette cake is surprisingly yummy, I use a recipe I found online and used gluten free flour (which didn't detract from its yumminess). It freezes well too. I haven't grown courgettes this year, but you do tend to get a little bored with them a couple of weeks before the plants get bored of producing them! And never turn your back on a growing courgette, I swear they turn into marrows in minutes!

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  22. so cute.. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend.

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  23. Fantastic coat hangers! I really need to make some of these. Thanks for joining in the competition.

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