Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday fun

We have had a busy Sunday. Family service today at church which is always lots of fun, with a mix of lively, uplifting songs and puppets to engage the children. Then we decided to head off and browse around Spotlight today instead of tomorrow as the two teenage girls have been nabbed to work. It's wonderful to see them spending their own money as it happens so rarely. My two firmly believe that they are meant to hold on to their money or only spend it on really really expensive luxuries while I continue to count every penny in order to meet their entertainment needs. We have exchanged full and frank views on this topic, but they are teenagers so progress is slow.
After much considering and touching and drooling and a bit of rapid calculating we decided on a couple of cotton and wool blends to knit the designs from the magazine knit 1 at $4 a ball. The photo doesn't really do them justice, they are a pale sage and a taupe both on the greenish brown spectrum.

They are neutral colours but should work well. The best bit was that when we checked the price we found they were only $2 for VIP customers, which of course we all are. So an even bigger bargain than originally anticipated, and we successfully resisted the temptation to then go back and get some more. However on my way out of the shop these caught my eye and I was smitten. I hold my hand up to a totally implusive buy, but you have to agree they are pretty darn cute.

What could be better than eating cupcakes from these plates. Delicious.

Even the packaging was delightful, so pink and girly.

What's your best ever impluse purchase? Shoes? Yarn? Fabric?

Then we headed over the Harbour Bridge for One tree Hill which actually doesn't have a tree any more, so should in all honesty be called no tree hill, to meet up with my best friend in NZ. She's a very clever accountant who can occasionally be a bit crafty. I give her lots of encouragement and share lots from my elephantine collection of patterns. The kids (5 girls) had fun playing on the Flying Fox and the push along train track, while we chatted away. It might be officially the first day of Winter here, but we were still able to wear just long sleeve t-shirts to stay warm, well until the sun went down anyway. And there's another day tomorrow which will be dedicated to planning this week's ranger meeting and lots of knitting.


Alison Gibbs said...

Looks like some fun creations are happening in your house this weeek.

angeljoy said...

Hi, thanks so much for dropping by my page and leaving a comment! I enjoyed browsing your page. I like to knit, but just never seem to have time! (Haven't figured out how to read and knit at the same time.) Those mugs are precious!

April said...

Ohh, how adorable all that cupcake china!

April xx

Rosanne said...

What cute plates and mugs!

periwinkle said...

Lovely plates and cups . Yep, knitted knickers :-) not for me though I hasten to add, I'm really into my knitting at the moment.
Lisa x

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Alison, those mugs and plates are so cute, I can see how you couldn't resist them. Impulse buys can be great but I've bought some real turkeys too!
Have a lovely week,
Lucy x

LizzieJane said...

Beautiful plates and cups.
Great bargain on the yarn and I love the color.
You got me thinking as to what my best impulse purchase was, can't think of anything specific, but It was most likely fabric.

raining sheep said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. By the way, I love those little mugs in your post; I love drinking tea out of great mugs. Knit 1 is a great magazine for some fun, simple projects.

Jane said...

Beautiful cup and plate, i'd have had trouble resisting them too. lovely yarns. Jane x

Rosezilla said...

Usually books are my best impulse buy! Sounds like you had a good day.

Rachael Rabbit said...

hum - impulse purchases - shoes & bunnies - I have yet to find the perfect shoes covered in bunnies or bunnies with shoes on ;-)

carolyn said...

Best impulse buy? A parrot!

Liz said...

You HAD to get those plates and cups. You would have been sorry to leave them behind. Sounds like a fun time at your house!

Aimee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Those plates and cups are just adorable!

And you have 3 teenagers?? Wow - you must be busy!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!! I love your impulse buy cupcake items...really cute! I can see why you couldn't resist.

This is gonna sound a little cheap on my part...but one of my favorite impulse buys was an Aleene's box maker. I saw it at the Goodwill for 99cents and picked it up and put it back a couple times before I just went ahead and bought it! lol Funny thing is that I use it almost every day! :oD

Smiles, Karen

Willow said...

Your Sunday sounds great. Nice and relaxed.

My best impulse purchase? Oh dear. I'm not much of an impulse purchaser. Once, I impulsively bought my two children's portrait from a photographer. I still love the little pictures!

Impulse yarn? Maybe the blue Cashsoft.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love going to Spotlight with my daughter too - it is always good to be surrounded by so many products - the possibilities are endless! I love thoe sweet cupcake plates/cups - I can never resist a cupcake in any form :)

funkymonkey said...

Hi, I love those cupcake plates and mugs. Trouble is they make you feel hungry!