Sunday, 29 July 2012

Camden finds on a sunny Saturday

I thought I would share some lovely things which I found on a trip to Camden market yesterday. Also the rainbow throw is complete, and I have another little make to share - its been a busy weekend!

My boyfriend and I spent a  lovely couple of hours wandering around London's Camden market, and I was a little naughty, and had a bit of a splurge! You see some lovely things there, things that you don't really find in many high street shops, so I just couldn't resist!

The first purchase was a pretty oilcloth satchel, which I bought from a stall near the lock.

The lining is pretty too!

I also found a purse in a pretty oilcloth fabric:


My little make this weekend (in between the biggie of the throw!) was a small challenge to try and improve my crochet skills! On Saturday night I got it into my head that I wanted to try and make an octopus, practicing working in the round and decreasing. And I actually managed to produce something that does look recognisably like an octopus!

I have to admit I'm pretty proud of him. I might try and make some little sea creature friends to join him. I do have a bit of a fascination with the sea and sea creatures. When I was little I used to have a big photo book of sea life, and spent hours flicking through, looking at pictures of coral and other creatures of the depths.


Finally for today, here's the completed throw!

This one is destined for the sofa, but it could fit a single bed too. One day soon I will pluck up the courage to make something double bed sized! And hopefully one day I will get a chance to take pictures in some decent light!

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