To spark off the autumn season (and to cheer myself up – shopping gives off Vitamin D, No?) I have purchased some items on the high street. I always watch ‘haul’ posts and video’s on Youtube with joy. Pretty things make us all happy!
This is by no means a haul post, and I am not being paid in any way, these are just items I love 🙂
In case you wondered, I went into TK Maxx (TJ Maxx in America) where I can usually find pretty things in abundance. Here are my items in this pic – a storage box, a pad of paper and acrylic paints.
The storage box!
OMG. I love storage boxes, especially pretty ones! I am a complete sucker for them! As a crafter I have way too many items to just leave out and about and so if its big enough for the thing at hand and brings something to my home in the way it looks, I am hard-pressed to leave it on the shelf. These boxes are so cute, and totally affordable. I have lost count of how many I have purchased and they all come in lots of fantastic patterns.
I was drawn to the book because it says “Be Happy!” and has bright cheerful colours. I love stationery, I get weak around good stationery, and find it hard to walk away. Often notebooks like these cost too much to justify when there is no need for them in mind, but this was a great find. It has ruled lines inside and says ‘Be Happy!’ at the bottom of each page. If you read until the end of the post, you will be able to enter the competition to win the notebook. Can’t say fairer than that, can I?!
I have never been much of a painter, or indeed an artist. Growing up I didn’t think I had a creative bone in my body (and some of my drawings left much to be desired!).
And now I have the perfect excuse. This palette of acrylic paint was very cheap – I bought a gold tube for the same price as all of these! I havent decided which colour I will go for yet. As I said, I did start to paint gold but I might keep that as an under-coat and distress the top layer – that will be fun. Watch this space!
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