Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Inspired by the thrifting and upcycling genius of many a crafty blogger, the toddling one and I ventured into one of the local op shops to have a little archeological dig around. I learnt three things:
1. The child has a thing for shoes. Not just sparkly ones but also footwear bearing evidence of impressive previous-owner bunion activity.
2. It is inadvisable to attempt to try stuff on – even over jeans – while accompanied by a kid whose main directive is to ‘wun fast’.
3. A cobbled sprint after a fast wunning child, with a skirt around ones knees, bearing a resemblance to an Oompa Loompa (because the jeans under the skirt thing doesn’t work for people who measure five foot, one and a half inches) may result in an old lady tut or two.
But here’s my haul. $14 worth of an absolutely made-for-me jacket, a mustardy coloured skirt which will be losing its lacy trimmings and two bags with potential, (but possibly destined for the dress up box). Am officially addicted. Am also blaming Katiecrackernuts who is hosting an Op Shop Challenge and is encouraging addiction with daily TIPS.