Thursday, 16 September 2010

Knitted toys and new clothes :)

Good evening

Well its officially Autumn - have given in and started wearing socks and layers. The cooler weather is also keeping me indoors slightly more, so inbetween domestic chores and filing, I've been finishing some projects off this week.  Remember my collection of knitted but not finished toys I got from my Grandma? Well I've now finished 3 of them;



I've also finished my lacy scarf - its very snuggly and warm. I've also ordered the same yarn in a gorgeous purple too;



I had decided at the end of last winter that this winter I wanted a new winter coat - something that wasn't black. I've been keeping an eye on ebay for a while, I knew what I wanted - a Boden cord coat. 2nd hand these have been fetching silly money so I was surprised and delighted to find a new one on there the other day in my size and colourway for a reasonable buy-it-now price. I left dinner to 'cook longer' whilst I hit the necessary buttons ;)  The postie brought it yesterday and I'm delighted with it;



I did my shift yesterday in the charity shop and you'll be surprised to hear that no bargains came home with me :( However a quick visit to another shop this afternoon when I was really only supposed to be visiting the next door shop for a new bike tyre, turned up the perfect Vicki dress - it will be great with a long sleeved t-shirt under it for this cooler weather;



I have been busy this week cutting out and sewing but I can't share that with you as its all destined for the swaps I'm taking part in ;)

Right - just a short visit tonight as I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday giveaway . My lovely little blog (well I think so) is one tomorrow :)

xxx Vicki xxx

15 comments:

Pixiedust said...

love the coat, I've had my eye on a boden coat too. xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Ooo cute bunnies! They are big in our house. I love those Boden coats. Particularly in that shade of green. Very yummy. Love your scarf too, really pretty and lacy. And pretty dress too.

Happy birthday to your blog! It goes so fast dosent it. I missed my first bloggy birthday in febuary. Ooops.



MBB x

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Ooh what a gorgeous unusual coat, I'm keeping my eyes open for a winter coat too, hope to see something in as punchy a colour as that!

Kandi said...

That coat is beautiful I love it! Your scaft is beautiful too it looks really silky and soft, you will have to tell me what yarn that was.
Kandi x

topchelseagirl said...

That is exactly the coat I wanted last year too, but like you I couldn't afford to pay full price for it. Love the scarf too. x

Florrie said...

Those knitting pins have sure been flying, what sweet little animals.........lovely colour coat which perfectly matches your snuggly scarf.......you've made me want to get on with my knitting, which can only be a good thing! These swaps you're talking about......one of them wouldn't happen to be a pincushion swap, would it......I'm in for that one ......first swap........I'm quite nervous.
florrie x

Maria said...

I have that coat in peacock blue, gorgeous :)

CraftyHelen said...

I love your coat - very stylish. One tomorrow - wishing you a very happy bloggy birthday!xx

Serenata said...

Oh love the toys, they are great. It certainly has been getting colder hasn't it?! The coat is great. The scarf will go well with it. I've just got myself a 'new to me' brown cord one - not Boden but still nice. I would love to have one in a bright colour.

harmony and rosie said...

Lovely coat, I have a friend who has that same one and it looks fab. I am finally back into my tights now, when it turns cool it certainly happens quickly.

Floss said...

Stunning coat! Isn't it weird when new things go cheaper than second hand ones? I've noticed that a lot whilst doing the Challenge... Technically, that finishes on Monday, BTW!

delia hornbook said...

Aww lovely cute animals theres something very cute and cosy about knitted animals. Gorg colour coat green is a person favourite of mine having long red hair ;-) Enjoy wearing it ;-))

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely things, the coat is great :) I need a new coat but can never find anything I like. I love the toys too :)

Lisa said...

Lovely coat, such a fab colour.
Lisa x

JP said...

love the coat and the sacarf and the dress - all modelled to gether please!!!