That's exactly what I've been doing folks, splashing out. Treating myself, having a little spend. A little bit naughty this close to Christmas? Possibly. A little bit unwise? Maybe so, but I can't be doing with being wise all the time. It wears me out.
So, I have indulged just a teeny, tiny bit.
Firstly, whilst out shopping for the season I mentioned earlier, I chanced across these little chappies...
Aren't they just too adorable? They're from John Lewis and I had seen them some time ago, in a magazine or blog or someplace and drooled over them at the time, but funds just didn't permit. In fact funds shouldn't really be permitting now either, but it's too late because I've got 'em!
I also got these pretty coloured spoons too. They're those lovely Rice melanie ones that I keep seeing everywhere too and until now I couldn't think of a single reason to get any.
But seeing them in the sale was too much and after the sudden inspiration that my Little Miss could take them to school to use for yoghurts, jelly and other such spoon-fed delights, they were snapped up pronto. Mr P barely murmured so I figure I have got away with it.
Lastly, and most excitingly, I have fabric!
I have to get them sitting, hopping and leaping on something very soon. I don't have a clue what I'll make with them yet but I can't wait.
These fabrics are all from Messy Jesse's brand new shop Sew and Quilt. I was so excited when Jessie announced that she was going to be opening a shop because I have followed her blog for quite a while now and not only does she have a beautiful home and make beautiful things, she also has superb taste in fabrics.
So once the figurative doors of her new shop had opened, I bounced through them and spend some pleasurable time wandering the virtual shelves. I wasn't wrong, there was some delightful stuff to behold, just the sort of thing I like best. Nice 30's prints, a bit of Liberty, some vintage bundles too. Heaven.
I even got a treat within a treat when the parcelled arrived, as I opened it up and found that Jessie had enclosed an extra bundle of fabric goodness. A delightful surprise for being one of the first few customers of this fledgling shop.
I think you can tell that I'm quite excited about this. It's not always an easy task, in this country, to track down those pretty prints that seem to be so easily available on the other side of that vast ocean we call the Atlantic. So, having another potential source for such things over here does fill me with glee I have to admit.
So much so, that when Jessie muted the idea of sponsorship of my blog, I was only too pleased and willing to agree. It's a new step for me, something I've never done on the blog before. But, as I wish Jessie every success and as it's something I'm already genuinely enthusiastic about, it seemed like the right choice.
So you'll now find this cute little button living happily on my sidebar, waiting and willing to whisk you off to Jessie's shop at a moments notice. I don't know if you have visited it yet, but if you haven't, I do urge you to take a moment to check it out.
Why not give it a little press now in fact? It's looking very promising over there and I know I won't be able to keep away!