My Rainbow Piggy Bank - he's actually quite large I need something next to him to help scale him :) He was on sale at Farmers (they have a couple of different ones) for about $20NZD (normal price is $39.95) I had to have him. He currently has pride of place on top of the bookshelf.
And my other recent purchase was this cushion from Freedom Furniture (about $44.95 NZD from memory)
And here are a couple of crafting things that I've had in progress for a wee while.
This is my youngest DD's Blanket that I've been working on for a few months. It's HUGE currently about the size of a queen bed and is out of 100% wool. She loves it and is often founds snuggling at one end of it while I'm working on the other end.
The pattern that I've been following is this Neat Ripple Pattern from Attic24 (awesome blog - check it out). She has fantastic instructions that even a newbie hooker like me can follow.
Here's a shot of the soon to be owner of the rainbow blankie in her favourite spot at the other end of my WIP.
And then of course my never ending stack of rainbow dishcloths. I work on this stack as my go between project. I can knit them while watching a movie or when I'm in the car on a road trip with DH and the girls. The stack is gifted and then replenished throughout the year. This current stack will probably end up with my sister for christmas :). The pattern I use is the Grandma's favourite dishcloth pattern on ravelry.