Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thrifting

Oh how I love the thrift store in my town! It's a fabulous little place that I visit at every opportunity.

They have one room with clothing, shoes, toys and SEWING SUPPLIES, and another room of dishes, glassware, and other little delicate trinkets.

Notice... I said... sewing supplies! From them I've gotten yards upon yards of fabulous fabrics, piles of zippers, buttons, ribbons, scraps, snaps and other goodies.

Here is what I've picked up most recently: three large pieces of beautiful green/red fabric that I just washed and ironed, a few bags of felt, about 20 zippers (not shown), and an adorable little red purse:You can't beat thrift store prices with a stick, either. I've also gotten clothing, cups, dishes, escargot dishes, and tote bags in the past. The best part is the fabrics though... they always have an eclectic assortment to dig through and I always find something to take home.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the green/red fabric. I'm thinking it could be good for christmas-y type things, but the green areas are large enough to be used on their own. I'm thinking tote bags and zipper pouches, any other ideas?

3 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Great deals! Have fun creating.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Wow, great fabric, and I love the little red purse. I'm always looking at thrifted clothing as a fabric source too. Used a fifty cent pair of Carole Little slacks to cover the matting on a picture I was reframing a while back. You'll have fun with that green stuff!

Rosalie said...

That green fabric is awesome! I heart thrifting too.....soooo much!