Roboboy's prep class just packed up the pirate theme and the new theme (chosen by democratic vote) is castles, knights , dragons and princesses. Roboboy is not a fan of democracy as his theme suggestions of Lego, Polar bears and Space have not been widely embraced. Another mum has created the castle and the banquet table complete with silverware ( I am working on a turret with drawbridge) and all we needed was a really long plait to create Rapunzel's hair.
I had been contemplating where to get really thick wool, and lots of it for this momentous task when lo and behold look what I found in a bag at the op shop for a measly $4. I have never seen wool this thick before- about 1 cm diameter but still soft. And in exactly the right colours, can you believe it?
Despite cutting all the lengths the same, I did end up with lots of short bits so the plait gets thinner as it goes towards the bottom. Lucky I'm not employed as a hairdresser. Hard to tell in the photo but it's about 2 m in length so should look impressive.
I also found this gorgeous fabric and some crochet patterns.
And the unexpected bonus was this lovely little Sylvac jug for $4. Like everything that comes home with me, it's all about the colour. Oh and a little orange reel of thread as well.
Does anyone else have THOSE op shop experiences where you actually NEED and the op shop provides?