Monday, October 27, 2008

I Love to go Thrifting

My dil and I went thrifting today. I love to make something new out of something old. I spent less than $20 total and this is what I got...
I'm not sure just what I'll do with this piece yet, probably dissect it into a lot of small projects. I love the little mittens along the bottom border...it's 4 times this size and cost $1.


There are 3 place mats for $.75, 3 hoops for $.75, some RED crochet thread that will not be used for crocheting for $.50, the little doll was $1.19, but she only cost me $.25, and 3 pieces of woven cloth each about the size of a fat quarter +/- that cost another $.50.



The light fabric here is 3 yards of knit, good for t-shirts or jammies (the colors are a little washed out in the picture) for some little girls I know. The next fabric is also a knit and there's about 2 yards there. It's pretty stiff so I'll have to wash it before I decide weather it's soft enough for jammies. If not, then it's t-shirts for this piece. The next piece is one yard of flannel. No plans for that one yet and then a one yard piece of baby gingham in pink (I can think of a zillion projects for this piece). Who knows what I'll do with the little burlap bag, but for $.50 I just had to get it.














A variety of patterns for just $.25 each
























This is a "book" of fabric samples for only $4. Each piece is 10" x 5" and there are 62 pieces in every color, texture, and pattern you can imagine. I know that there's lots of potential here...so if you have any suggestions, I'd love for you to share them with me;)







All of my Christmas Cottage Blocks for the swap over at Freda's Hive are done now and ready to go to their new homes. I have had so much fun making them.


I may have shown some of these before, but they're just so darn cute. This will be a fun quilt to put together, especially because each block is made by somebody different;)

I hope that you all have a great week;)



Enjoy;)

12 comments:

jacquie said...

this is my kind of shopping for sure! i hardly ever find real fabric, though. love those sample squares!

Pepi said...

first of all I want to thank you for visiting my blog. I am very glad to know you like this christmas quilt. Would you like to do it????. Let me know. I hope you can understand my english. Regards from Spain.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Karen the blocks are so so cute! Love them. They really turned out great. How fun. And I love your thrifty buys.

Kim said...

what size is that costume pattern?? I know a little girl that would LOVE that one!

MARCIE said...

looks like you are having a good time! Your little houses are darling!

Nermal and Kitty said...

Wow! you sure got some bargains-I'm inspired to shopping. Love your little cottages. I was too late to join this year. Maybe they will do it again next year-looks like so much fun. Enjoyed your blog. Nerm

Jo-Anne said...

Hoping you just got my last email. I have been responding to yours, but it seems they are not reaching you. Please let me know! :)

Lovely finds at the thrift store, by the way!!

Jo-Anne said...

Did you get my return emails? I sent two....

Please let me know.
:)
Jo-Anne

Thimbleanna said...

Great finds at the thrift store. I LOVE your house blocks.

I hope everything's ok -- it's been awhile since you posted!

katelnorth said...

Hi Karen - I hope you are ok, as I have not heard back from you with any of the emails I have sent. Please contact me ASAP about the ALQS. Thanks.

Emi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, put your blog AND MY FAVORITE, excuse THE ENGLISH IS THROUGH THE TRANSLATOR ... Your work is beautiful ...
With love from COSTA RICA.

Anna M. said...

What great finds! Good deal + fabric = lots of fun! Also, your Christmas cottages turned out so cute! =)