Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thrifty finds

This last week I tried so hard to be good, I almost managed to resist the urge to go to my local thrift shop, but on Thursday I gave in. I'm quite happy I did, because I found a few great patterns, and some other stuff.
The Floral fabric in the back is a flannel sheet, I just love the colours and the pattern, and one day I would love to include this in a quilt.
On top of that are some heart shaped "things" which I think are some kind of place mat type things, but I plan to use them to make vintage lavender hangers. The book on gift wrapping I couldn't resist, I believe great gift wrapping is just as important as a great gift and I love finding new ideas to try.
I found three patterns, 2 for kids dresses that look fairly simple and 1 for dresses in my size. The adult ones look pretty hideous on the picture, that style would not be flattering on me, but I spent quite some time studying the pattern and I think I have come up with a way to alter it to make it more flattering. Now I just need to get some cheap fabric to do a test run on, because I would hate to ruin gorgeous fabric, and it's quite likely to happen because I've never attempted to make a dress for myself before.
Then there is a few cute things I didn't really need but I could imagine them in my ideal home: A vintage tin with a lovely turquoise bird pattern, a little vintage milk jug and a plastic planter in a kind of Greek style.
Two crafty items, a small wooden embroidery hoop and some iron on backing stuff (I've never used it before but heaps of the things I want to make require it, and I will soon have to buy an iron to go with it).
The last item in the photo is just a cute little book for my little princess, she likes it, and it was only 20c.

For the first time, I am linking up to another blog (I hope I do this right), so to see more thrift store finds for the week go here.

I have been busy all week making party favours for my daughters birthday party in June. We are having a mad hatters tea party for her 3rd birthday, but I will post more about that another time.


Steph said...

What great finds! Well done! Good luck on the tea party :)

Selina said...

Great finds! Love the little jug and the tin especially :)

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

What wonderful finds, I love the little jug too! Perfect place for some lovely flowers. Thanks so much for playing along.
Sophie x

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