I did a quick visit to the very lovely Treacle Market on Sunday, really with the only purpose to pick up something from Jane's store for a friends birthday this Friday. I made a promise to myself that I would only spend 30 minutes at most and really just pick up and go. Well the good news was that I actually only spent 25 minutes there, but unfortunately for my pennies I just couldn't resist a few purchases! Just before I left I spotted this very lovely dress makers mannequin that dates back to the 1930's. Now some of you might remember that back in May I bought a gorgeous French dress makers mannequin all the way from Paris for a complete bargain, well if I or my doh had any doubts, this just confirmed it, especially seeing that it was carrying a hefty price tag of £235. I was home just in time to escape the increasing winds. Fortunately the winds on Sunday were nowhere near as bad up North as they were down South or across Norther Europe for that matter and I my heart goes out to all those people left without electricity and for the 15 people killed across Northern Europe, you can read more here.
So here are the bits that I picked up at the market, a lovely old knitting needles roll, which intend to put to good use next year, a lovely basket, pretty tin and some gorgeous lavender from Normandy.
The kids are back at school this week and I am beavering away sewing bits for the end of November. Later today the preparations for Halloween will start, with carving pumpkins, and doing a spot of decorating, which I will share with you at some point tomorrow or Friday. For anyone doing any baking this week, which I suspect might be pumpkin related, do link in on Friday for my Friday Bake, which will soon be changing to 'Weekly Bake'. Just before I go a big and warm welcome to my new followers and thank you to everyone for all your sweet and lovely comments, I really enjoy each and every one of them.