I love Lakeland (http://www.lakeland.co.uk/Homepage.action) - it is porn for kitchens. Gadgets coming out of its ears, if you look at the catalogue for too long you can convince yourself you really need a banana bag (page 8 if you are interested) and life really will be better with a 3-in-1 pineapple corer (page 11) in it.
There is a soup maker for sale in the autumn edition of the Lakeland catalogue on page 5. It looks something you would make a smoothie in but it makes soup; it boils, simmers then blends. Now I L-O-V-E to make soup but do I love soup enough to part with the best part of £100 for a gadget that does it for me? No way. And do you know why? Because the soup making gadget produces what pretty much the same result as if you were to use your own pans and cooker.
Can you see where I am headed with this soup themed analogy...? The end result is the same whether you use new stuff or use what you already own. Same with your clothes. Instead of buying new all the time by using some of what you already own you will save money and still end up with a great result.
I am really excited to show you exactly what I mean when I keep advocating re-use and re-work for your clothes. My show and tell will be in video format and will be available to view really soon here on my blog. Thanks for reading and see me soon (literally!)