Wednesday, 19 January 2011

WOYWW and swapping

A slightly different WOYWW this week. Saturday evening saw me go to one of the regular swap parties my friends hold no, not that sort of swap party but we take round clothes, toiletries, craft stuff, husbands stuff....basically anything. You all get a good gawp and if anything takes your fancy then its yours! No cost, you have a bit of a clear out at home and maybe take some nice new things home!

Add in some nibbles and some wine and before you know it, its a great night out! Thanks girls, I had a blast (and some great cosmic shimmer spray, a skull oyster card holder and an encyclopedia which has some great craft potential! Add to that some T shirts etc, and it's a great haul). The trick is not to take home as much as you brought!!

Then, the next day the crafting coven went for a day out (a bit fragile from out night out) to the Giant Flea Market. God it was cold and wet, I felt so sorry for the stall holders who had pitches outside.

I was very restrained-£900 Lalique vase? £50 postage stamps? No, a pack of vintage photos of Paris-30p!! A broken wooden ruler - 30P! and the large white wooden ruler, £3! Bargains.....I have SO many ideas what to do with them (all altered art ideas) I'm not sure where to start-but I am looking forward to it!

So, happy crafting and I hope you get a chance to browse through other WOYWW blogs.

Lil' Pidge x


  1. happy WOYWW thanks for popping by..and also happy creating with those little purchases you made...well done and have fun!
    :D warm sunny 25C here
    love Shaz in Oz.x

  2. That's an interesting swap you described. I may have to try that with my friends. Have fun with your new goodies.

  3. Oooh loving all your alterable goodies! It's great to feel inspired and have projects to work on, isn't it? :)

    Thanks for sharing a peek at your workdesk.

    Ali #74

  4. Are you sure you have not been into our shed? I am sure that wooden ruler was there the other day. Old photos are wonderful for inspiration, scanning them and using them in all sorts of ways. I must look at my Paris photos and see what I can do with those.

  5. Great little bargains. It was too cold and wet for us to turn out to our local car boot on Sunday!!

  6. Great little bargains. It was too cold and wet for us to turn out to our local car boot on Sunday!!

  7. Sounds like you had some great fun! Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10. Happy WOYWW

  8. You did so well, now you can put all those lovely things into projects. The postcards will be very useful and inspiring!!
    Sue xx 67

  9. WOW great finds at the flea market. I think the swap idea is awesome too. I usually just give it over to goodwill or the church. thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow what a good idea a swop party - love the idea of an book to use in crafting ~ Nicky 24

  11. What a lovely haul! My head is spinning at the possabilities.
    Sorry I am so late this week, but its been a crazy week for me.

  12. thanks for your lovely comments


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