First, after checking several shops, I managed to grab the last copy of Mollie Makes off the shelf in Sainsbury's:
Shimelle blogged about the magazine the other day here (her post also contains an awesome project to turn a t-shirt into a ruffled cardi), and I was dying to have a look. But the mag is selling out fast, so I'm glad to have got hold of a copy! I can't wait to read it later, probably in a hot bath with a bar of choc to hand. I haven't been so excited about a magazine since Scrapbook Inspirations was cancelled.
That purchase was enough to put a big smile on my face for the afternoon. Then, I went into TK Maxx (a UK store which sells discount brand-name clothes etc) - they often have random craft bargains. Today they had these scrapbook packs of We R Memory Keepers papers and embellies, reduced to £2:
I couldn't open them up while in the store, but it looked like they had a few sheets of paper and a couple of packs of embellies in each, and there was lots of different themed packs, so I bought four packs. Then, when I got home and tipped it all out, I was very excited to find all this:
That's 8 x glitter papers, 14 x double sided papers, 2 x sewn cardstock, 8 x die cut papers (so total 32 sheets of paper/card), one pack of layered chipboard and one of buttons, 2 packs of brads, a die-cut journal pad, self adhesive glitter lace, one sheet of dimensional stickers and one of rub-ons. All for £8!
It includes the ranges '72 & Sunny', 'Tiffany', and 'Madame Royale', with one or two other random bits. I especially love the 72 & Sunny products, they really fit with my love of brights at the moment. I can't wait to play with it all.
So now you can see why shopping made me happy today! If you have a TK Maxx nearby then go check it out!
Have you made any fabulous purchases lately? x