shopping but not as you know it

Thursday seen me take Mini Me (should be mini monster) out for lunch in Forres, our nearest town.
 Famous for the amount of charity shops it has we did have a good rake and found a few things to take home with us. I have had a long term love of all things Mable Lucie Attwell for many many years and vintage children's books was just an extension of that collection,
so I could not resist these even if the MLA was a bit scribbled on.
Blockbusters just because I am nostalgic that way.
....can I have a P please Bob?



The book on Florida, just because a girl can dream and two wee art books to cut up and use in altered projects if the need ever arises.


A piece of tweed and a tartan skirt (size large), I could wear this but folks would mistake me for Ma Broon and I cant have that! These things are for a craft fair I may go to later in the summer, back to my roots. Anything tartan and all things golf will be required and these fit into that basket, once the fabric is washed I am sure I can cut it up and use it for something crafty, at £2 a piece it's a bargain.
 The book is full of witty golfing words perfect for plaques and cards.

We arrive home after lunch to two new arrival's....


Quick little buggers even at a few hour old!
We put them in cups so that Debbie can see them and as she has a passion for tea cut yorkies ( I want one pleeeeeeease Mummy) we thought she would like these Guinea Pigs in coffee cups. She should be on her way back to Philly from a road trip to Canada and hopefully just in time to pack up all my USA mail order shopping before coming home on Monday.
We are expecting another litter anyday so we will have our hands full again.

Today I went with the family to Inverurie as DH had some cattle to sell at the mart and I took Mini Me shopping in town, stopped in by the HOS on the way home and met Mark at the door pulling his hair out over the none delivery of Gorjuss stamps, another week passed and still nothing, I am sure its not only Mark who is driven crazy with all the troubles there has been, our suppliers keep changing the date, every week! I think the guys at PI must all be bald by now. Here's hopping that they get what ever problem is holding them up, sorted sooner than later as we have customers waiting too.


SOMETHING for the WEEKEND, Mark has put the new Simply Sassy set in the store for the blog hop is on SUNDAY and the sweet treat for Sassy fans is 6 for the price of 5 ONLY until the Blog Hop ends. Add those to the three new digi images just released and its a sweet weekend for all.If you have made anything with the new digis, come show them off, leave me a link to your blog and I will pop over and visit you.

Take care and keep inking

Karen

14 comments:

Shazza said...

oooh how cute are they!! Glad they ain't in my tea cup though! Love the Blockbusters purchase, I loved that programme "p" and all
enjoy your weekend x

Janette said...

What a busy time your having, nothing new there then....your buys are fab, love the Mable Lucy Attwell books, I don't think they ever grow old, the sweetest images ever, now I need to go to my loft and search for mine..xx

Elaine said...

Oooo I went and bought quite a number of them earlier on..I've been hitting the refresh button all day, just in case!
Love the little piggies..aren't they so cute..my cats would love 'em!

No digi's for me but I do have some other samples waiting to be shown :)

Have a fab weekend
Love Elaine xx

Cathy said...

Awwwwww how cute are those ickle pigs!! How many cups have they broken!!!!! Fab buys too ... I sadly recognise some of those covers LOL!!!
Love the digis - gone and bought and crafted ... can't wait for set 6 of the Sassys .. NEED them LOL!!
Have a fab weekend,
hugs
Cathy xx

Cathy said...

PS bought all 6 Sassys .... hope Mark is working overtime!!
xx

Jane said...

AW they are soooo cute......we got our girls guinea pigs back in February...rescued them from the SSPCA....just discovered the other day that they are boys not girls...haven't the heart to tell the girls yet!

Erika said...

A right bag of bargains!

cockney blonde said...

OMG that took me back to my childhood seeing the Twinkle Annual. Thanks for sharing your news and the little furry babes are adorable, x

Paula said...

I rmember Twinkle - I collected them right from early on & can remember playing with the paper dolls - not that I cut them out.....no, not me...... I sorted them into piles of what she was doing & what she'd be wearing so I had different poses for different clothes sets & which ones would suit going to the seaside or christmas or nightwear.......Love the little new arrivals - amazing photos which had me chuckling away.
Paula (PEP)

weewiccababe said...

oh I'd love to have guinea pigs again - I'm going to bore you to tears here but I had a pair when I was young, called Jet and Sally who had babies not long after we got them from the pet shop, I remember being fascinated that they were born hairy with their eyes open.
And I haven't had a right rake in a charity shop for ages, might have to remedy that.
Have a great weekend Karen
Debz
x

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Geraldine said...

AW They are so cuuuute!! They reminds me my little guinea pig I had when I was a kid....Her name was Jeanette... can't do more french than that... :))

Dawn said...

Oh yes I remember those books well!
I used to love Twinkle!
Great Tartan skirt! maybe you should wear it out just once for a laugh!!!! Love a good rake around the charity shops myself, you just never know what you'lll find!
Thanks for making me smile!
Oh & these little guinea pigs....too cute!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Dawn said...

Oh yes I remember those books well!
I used to love Twinkle!
Great Tartan skirt! maybe you should wear it out just once for a laugh!!!! Love a good rake around the charity shops myself, you just never know what you'lll find!
Thanks for making me smile!
Oh & these little guinea pigs....too cute!
Hugs
Dawn xxx