With the lure of lots of plant stalls, which is what Chris told me, he persuaded me to go to a local car boot sale on Saturday. It was a very hot day, but I had the foresight to take a bottle of water with me and we had both put suncream on. A few years ago, I would have come home with a huge amount of things, but I am slowly realising that we don't have a lot of room for more stuff, so anything I bought would need to be small and easy to store. I think I did reasonably well! Above is a rubber stamp with a really intricate pattern, which I thought would work well with polymer clay as well as with ink and embossing powder, to use with paper crafts.
Of course, I needed to try it out and then paint it with my metallic paints, which gave a nice effect.
(I still need to be a bit more careful to keep in the lines!)
I also bought this little cat stamp too, which worked well.
I saw some little flower brooches at a vintage fair a few months ago, and although I really liked them, I couldn't justify the price that was being asked, So, when I saw these, I almost pounced on them! There is a brooch and a pair of earrings and the little white carnation has broken off something else, but I couldn't just leave it there, now could I?
Seeing the brooches at the vintage fair made me think I could make something in a similar style, so here is one of my attempts made from polymer clay at the front. I think I did quite well with the colours!
I also bought these earrings which I think I shall take apart and use as charms in other pieces.
There was also this peridot chip necklace which I shall also take apart and use other jewellery - perhaps in a memory wire bracelet.
There were a couple of plant stalls and I did buy two lavender plants as I haven't had much success in keeping lavender and would like to try one more time...
All in all, I did quite well, I think. Small things, easy to store and not costing too much money!