Have you noticed that lots of my stash reports have turned into thrift store reports? I’ve notice that but then again, most of the fabric I buy comes from thrift stores.
Kalissa and I went on Saturday to check out the thrift stores…She doesn’t mind thrift stores but she’s not SUPER crazy about them like I am-but then again, few people are as crazy as I am about thrift stores.
I did my usual lap at the thrift store…checked the vintage things…then off to the shoes, past the shirts, over to the Carver sized clothes, to the toys and then around to the crafty things where the fabric is. I found these couple pieces of fabric…
The leaf and gingham are cotton but the other two you can see aren’t. Typically I only buy cotton but this time I bought these to pieces to cut down so I can make squares for clothes for my Woodkin dolls that the childcare kids play with.
As I rounded the corner I took a glance towards the crafty things and saw patterns..not just patterns but these patterns….Skipper and Barbie and baby doll patterns!!
I snapped them up. I first saw a bunch of in a baggie. There were about 12 in the bag including the Skipper patterns. I said, “Kalissa, LOOK!” Then Kalissa said to me, “Mom, stop hyperventilating.” Then I started looking in the rest of the patterns and found 16 more. I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite hyperventilating…but close. I’ve told you before that I LOVE vintage Barbie and doll patterns. I really do. Much of it is for nostalgia reasons….
See the Barbie pattern on the right that says Advance was the pattern that my sister used to sew me Barbie clothes when I was a kid. She made the gown on the upper right and the sundress on the upper left. I can still vividly remember the colors and prints of the fabrics she used.
I ended up finding this wooden box to keep the patterns in. For now they are by my bedside. At night before bed I read through a couple…weird I know. In the end, there were 28 patterns and they were 10 cents each….Yep..life is good with my thrift stores. I’m so thankful that the littlest, silliest, things can make me happy.