Last year, I made a number of prezzies for friends and family (lucky old them, I hear you cry!) - lots of snake draught excluders, knitted wrist bands with a skull and crossbones motif for Little Miss J and P and cousin, a black knitted tissue cosy with skull and crossbones motif and a white pompom embellishment for my lucky sister in law and a pair of knitted mittens with, you guessed it, a skull and crossbones motif, for the very lucky Mr J and P. (Mittens for men. Discuss.) Sorry, no pics to show you as Little Miss J and P, who's extremely scatty, managed to lose the wristbands almost instantaneously, and Mr J and P, who wears his mittens incessantly (so he tells me) is at work at the mo.
Anyway, enought of this nonsense. This year, I've been scouring charity shops, Xmas Bazaars and the like for gifts. Here is what I've got, so far:
A large linen table cloth (£2 at a Xmas Bazaar):
The Merry Game of Floundering. 20p from a Xmas Bazaar. A fine old game where each player has to put together a flounder by throwing the dice where each section of the flounder corresponds to the number on the dice:
A game right up my street (20p Xmas Bazaar):
The object of this game is "to dress a character with clothes from the Jumble Sale as quickly as possible however odd the result". Here are the characters "before"......:
I got these delightful gifts at a Vintage Fair for £1 each (wish I'd bought more).
They are only a few centimetres wide and tall and contain.....
Can you tell? Plastic "snap" rain bonnets from the 1960s. Jumbo size with 3 different fastenings to accommodate your beehive. How wonderful is that! I remember my mum having the exact same thing.
Still on a rainy theme, this large Cath Kidston rain cape in fabulous nick - £3 from a charity shop:
Some old books (50p each from the charity shop). Think I may keep The Nun's Story - loved that film.
Remember these Murano glass fish? They were all the rage once weren't they? £3 charity shop buy.
A rather battered bread bin. But I rather like it for its batteredness. A present to myself for £10 from the Vintage Fair.
An apron which Mr J and P bought from the Charity Shop - £1.50. I've taught him well haven't I, dear readers?
A revolving desk calendar which I've just won on ebay. A tenner. A little expensive, but it's a thing of great beauty, I'll have you know!
Hope your Xmas shopping is going well. I'm off now to read blogs with a cup of coffee and a mince pie. Huzzah!