Once again I am waiting for Alice – this time at her tuition class. But this time I opted for wandering around town for a bit before going for a drink in Costa! I headed over to TK Maxx, as I love it in there and I haven’t been in for ages. It’s always good for a browse and they have recently been stocking a few (often rather random) craft items. I decided to give the clothes a miss and headed straight for the home décor, kitchen and gardening sections. I was hoping to be spoilt for choice with papers, kits and accessories, but I was disappointed. There were plenty of gorgeous notebooks, gift bags and painting tings, but nothing I could really justify So I browsed round the clearance aisles and found myself a complete bargain – right at the back of the bottom shelf – an A3 glass cutting mat for only £5 (RRP £19.99). I’m so glad I went. I’ve wanted one for ages and always forget when I’m out and about. It proves it’s always worth routing in the clearance items too!
Thrilled with my bargain I felt quite cheery and browsed around the other aisles looking for some ideas and maybe a bit of inspiration. I saw some lovely knitted cushion covers which made me want to completely redecorate the living room. I will have to shelve that idea for the time being as the kittens are still doing a decent job of wrecking the joint, so I think we’ll leave that one for a little while. I also saw an owl doorstop which reminded me of the pattern from an early issue of Craftseller magazine that I was going to crochet. I really could do with a doorstop for my bedroom, I’m currently using my dance shoe bag which is not ideal – I’m forever tripping over the handles! So that’s risen to the top of my to-do list – after my current order list and school teacher gifts that is!
I also picked up a set of cupcake cases and little flags which I think will be great for some Summer baking in the holidays. They were only £2 and are covered in little flowers, butterflies and ladybirds – what more could a seven year old want for her cakes?!
Time to collect Alice now, so