My first participant is textile designer Zeena Shah. I first spotted Zeena's work at a craft fair, when her designs were so prettily displayed in vintage suitcases. Her textiles include lavender owls and pin cushions, and she sells some lovely tapes, too. Here's the story of Zeena's £5 find; thanks Zeena!
"My £5 find was in my local charity shop. I love the patterned book and have been collecting Observer's Books for a while now so was very excited to find another! I am also a vintage tea cup hoarder and couldn't resist another to add to my collection, plus at £5 for the whole lot I couldn't say no."