Last week Kalissa and I went to the thrift store…I found lots of goodies. Some I just browsed…others I bought. I need some help from you all to identify something so please read through to the end.
First up I have a couple of things I just snapped pictures of…
The pattern on the left I made several of…I sold them at craft shows. On the right is a pattern from Country Stitches. For those of you who are cross-stitchers, that was Brenda Gervais’s company. She previously designed doll patterns. I made many of them.
Country Threads was making dolls too. This happened to be their sheep pattern. It made me smile to see this.
Another thing I left at the store and just snapped a picture of is this quilt…It would be a great scrap-buster quilt. I might have to make one.
I look for all things sewing so of course I had to look at this old Singer.
I did actually buy a few things. It wasn’t all looking. I got this picnic basket for $4.
I bought it to clean up this area in my house. This is by my loveseat in the living room where I cross stitch. I have a basket there but there is no lid and it’s messy looking. This will be much better.
I bought some miscellaneous stuff…all sewing or stitching related. Most items were 50 cents each.
I bought two screwdrivers. I can never find one. I’m keeping one in the junk drawer and one upstairs. I have a couple in the garage but they are never where I put them.
I found this little sewing box. When I initially saw the piece it was together like in the picture of the left. The white part lifted off of it. I couldn’t imagine that it was designed like that. Hmm. It was cute and I thought I might buy it. I like the drawer that opened. Plus I like to collect old sewing items.
It’s actually plastic. In the pictures, it looks like wood. It’s very 70s-ish
It was only 50 cents.
I bought a bunch of small linens. I have a cross stitch retreat coming up and I’ve been thinking of making pincushions from these linens. I got these at a decent price. I figured I could cut them and have enough to make a bunch of pincushions. Hmm. If I don’t do it, I’ll pass them to Kayla for her Etsy shop.
I bought all of these between two thrift stores and Goodwill. At Goodwill, I got this bag of old handkerchiefs for $5. My daughter Kayla has an Etsy Shop and she sells vintage things. I couldn’t believe my luck to find these for her.
I was curious and I just LOVE looking at old handkerchiefs. I started ironing them. It was so nostalgic for me. As a little girl, my first job was ironing the handkerchiefs. I loved looking at them then and loved looking at them now.
I was 108 handkerchiefs in when reality hit me and I wondered WHAT ARE YOU DOING? YOU HAVE WORK TO DO!!!
Seriously. I just love the colors and uniqueness of handkerchiefs. PRETTY, PRETTY.
Here is another $5 goodie bag from Goodwill. I had it in my hand once…then I put it down and then I picked it back up again. I did it with the hope that you can help me think of what to make with all of these 4 1/2″ circles. What do you think the lady was going to make? Half of the bag was filled with green circles. I am thinking they were all cut from recycled shirts. Does anyone know what to make with them? They are a little too big for yoyos.
There are SO MANY of them…I’d really like to know what the plan was. I figured if nothing else, I’d cut them down into squares. Just the fabric was worth that…but if I could think of something to do with the actual circles, that would be amazing. Shoot me some ideas, please.
The last thing I bought at Goodwill is going to be a teaser picture. This item needs its very own blog post. So here’s the teaser picture.
You’ll have to come back tomorrow for the rest of the story….it’s an interesting one for sure!!