Booty From the Charity Shops

I have been in a self-imposed quarantine of sorts.  I am still in-between contracts.  I don’t think this corona virus is helping on the work front.  Although it isn’t ideal and I could use the money, I make do and felt.  I am so glad that I have a hobby so I can keep busy while I am waiting for work to become available.  Also, as the weather has been dire I haven’t been inclined to go out.  I am one of those people who could happily hibernate and never leave the house except to get supplies, like food.  My husband walks the dogs in the rain.  He wanted them, so that is what he has to do as he is retired.

Last week I was finishing off things.  I had made a bunch of hats that needed some final touches.  I also tidied up my work space, more or less.  I re-worked some neck warmers I made, etc.  In the process of finishing off, I realised I needed to get out of the house and get some supplies from the haberdashers.  I needed some hat ribbon and buttons for the Festival hats.  As there was a break in the weather (the sun came out!) I thought it would be a good opportunity to go out and check out the charity shops as I hadn’t been for awhile.  I actually came away with quite a haul.  This stash was less than a tenner!

IMG_0498The three scarves on the left (pale pink with sequins, brown Devoré, and pink flowers) are 100% silk.  The one with the pink flowers is actually a swimsuit coverup and has a hole in the middle for your head to go through!  It is like a long poncho!  I had to read the label a few times to make sure it is actually silk, and it is.  It only cost £3.50!  I am quite certain that the green scarf is also silk even though it doesn’t have a label.  There are a couple of stress points on the scarf that indicate it could be silk.  As for the rest, I am not sure what they are made of, but they are sheer enough that I am certain that I can felt on them with the sander.  The pinky mauve scarf in the top right is a crinkly organza shawl.  I shall probably work straight onto that and see how it goes.  The animal print scarf is quite sheer and has a shot of gold threads running through it, so that could be interesting too.  I also picked up a ball of some type of art yarn that could be fun to use.  I don’t know what type of material it is made from, but it could make some great texture.

Regardless of what happens over the next few weeks with this bug, at least I have enough supplies to keep me busy!