Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my neck up to see if there’s any bounty inside.

So maybe I should share with you my weakness..in fact here is last week’s weakness.

So, while trading at Saturdays Furniture Flea in Cambridge I took some time to check out all the other stalls there. I met some lovely people and saw some gorgeous stuff. But to be fair, this is the thing that caught my eye first.

The stall was called Little Toucan and was opposite mine. It was full of brightly coloured kids retro items and this little tortoise was sitting on a cushion under the table. He was literally looking at me!

It is hand made using vintage floral fabric. He had a bigger brother which I managed to resist but is still on their website.

I love the purple vibrant colour. The fabric is as good as new.

His eyes are sleepy, handsewn with looped stitching.

I love it! But of course he is not for me! He is tucked away in hiding (or maybe hibernation) waiting for Christmas. Lucky Kitty will be getting him from Santa in just a few weeks time!

Check out Little Toucan here

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