I like this time of year... I like the lead up to it... It's not Christmas that I like but the SALEs! Here in Dundalk there can be some great bargains to be had and I try to have a few pound (Euros) around so I can take advantage of them.
Yesterday I went to Houston's where there are several different boutiques under one roof, my favourite being Wallis. I never buy their clothes unless there is a sale because I can't afford to, and so this is always one of the first shops I visit in January. I bought two skirts, one white for the summer for 7 euros and a black and cream skirt also for €7! The black and cream skirt was a size 20 (European - not US!) and because I am smaller that that I took it in today on the sewing machine and it looks great. Both were down from €55 each...
Last October I saw a pair of beige suede boots in Clarks for €140. Now, even if I could afford to buy them I wouldn't pay that much so I decided to wait until the January sales. Just before Christmas they went down to €75 and my husband asked me if I wanted them but I said I would wait and see what would happen after Christmas. They have gone down from @140 to @35 so I bought myself a pair!
Dunnes Stores also have a good sale on at this time of the year with up to 75% off a lot of items in the Marshes. I picked up some tops for Sean that I had been looking at last week. They went from
€12 to €5.
€8 to €3
€7 to €1!
Anna, from Pleasant View Schoolhouse, who is always making things, inspired me along with my friend Jean to try my hand at quilting. Months ago I started making a quilt to hang up in my hall. I finished it recently and am just waiting to put it up... It's my first try at quilting and I'm just grateful that it wasn't a disaster...
It's not so simple for me to put photos on my blog any more due to the fact that I bought Niall iLife '08 to update his iMac. It has changed things around quite a bit and I have to find another way to put photos on, so when I do, I will include some photos of the above items mentioned!