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Friday, 15 January 2010

Now why did I buy that?

Have been considering a series of posts on my shopping habits.

I get most of the things I wear and use from charity shops, flea markets, freecycle, car boot sales and just saying yes to things when people are throwing out. I enjoy it. You never quite know what you get and you have to be creative with what you have got. But you all know that already!

so when I saw the box of 10 dolls "in colourful native costume"

I ummed and arred and wondered.

Then the chap shouted out "just £3 for the lot"

Now I am not a big doll person. I like rag dolls and I have made some dolls but I am not big on softies and dolls.

So why on earth did these come home with me?

I had justified it by the time I got home. My 3 year old will be invited to parties and I could drees the dolls as fairies for gifts.

I can usually justify it.

Mind you, have another look at the pictures, Miss Sweden looks like it was a rough night and Miss Greece is still completely out of it!

Is it just me that buys things and not sure why?

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh you made me laugh (painful at the moment). My weakness is saying "Don't throw that out, i'll make something with it". This means I come home with allsorts of odd stuff. Sometimes I do actually make something from them! I like your idea of renovating the dolls as gifts. Love, Amanda xxx

jackie said...

I'm sure you will come up with a good use for these one day. I usually don't buy, and then regret it later.

Catherine said...

Not being funny or anything but they are just a little bit, um, terrifying! You made me laugh calling them by their Beauty Queen names though - I'm guessing they had a big knees-up the night before the main catwalk show and are all a little the worse for wear!
x x x
Catherine

French Knots said...

No doubt you'll find a use for them, might be when you're 80 though!!