To see Allo Darlin' at the Deaf Institute: We managed to get a seat and did some SERIOUS chair-dancing to the lovely indie pop on offer. They were supported by Standard Fare, and This Many Boyfriends and were great.
|A really rather blurry pic of Allo Darlin'|
To Chester for the day: Me and MrP decided to take the day off after going to see Allo Darlin' (can't possibly stay out til 11.30 AND go to work the next day - the horror!) and go for a day trip to Chester. We were aiming to have a mooch and do a little bit of shopping and have some nice food. Unfortunately, though pretty, Chester seems to be rather full of expensive, often designer, shops and as a result I didn't spend a penny on pretties! (which has its good and bad points!). We did go to the lovely Mad Hatter's tea shop but then decided not to stay there for dinner as a visit to Trip Advisor later and we still couldn't find anywhere we wanted to go! It was nice not to be at work though.
Thrifting! I had extreme trolley envy after seeing this adorable bargainous trolley on A Thrifty Mrs and on the way back from a Dr's appt on Thursday I passed the charity shop at the end of my road and this was sitting waiting for a loving home:
The shop was charging a mere £5 for it so I threw my money at the lady before she had chance to change her mind and off it went to be used at the moment as a craft trolley:
|Yeah this probably needs some reorganising before it looks pretty AND useful!|
|Cute little vase and Northanger Abbey|
I was also tempted into making a purchase from Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe, the fledgling online vintage business run by Elizabeth from Rosalilium. She has certainly got her direct marketing sorted; Elizabeth tweeted 'I'm off to the post office tomorrow so any orders placed today will go out tomorrow!' which of course tempted me on to her site (not that I need much encouragement!) where a cute little owl spoon made it's way into my basket for £5.
I had my heart set on using it to stir my tea but my sister was horrified at the prospect and said I ought to frame it. Not sure what will become of him but he will be well-loved! Definitely have a look at Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe if you get the chance - there's a really wide range of things and the website is super duper easy to use.
Making peg dollies: My sister helped a lot when I moved to Manchester and I bought us a peg dolly kit to do together as a thank you and, even though we moved in July, we only just got around to doing them!
|The blonde one is called Peggy Sue but I couldn't think of a name for mine!|
|Peg Dolly No Name|
So, it's been a busy old week! How was your week?