Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Trip to the Thrift Store

For the most part I rarely go to the thrift store anymore.  Since I closed down my booth and don't have a lot of time to redo furniture I finally broke my addiction.  My décor has also changed in that I am using more vintage/antique items to decorate with and not redos.  But occasionally when I am out and about by myself I will stop at my favorite thrift shop.  It is always clean and they have nice items to choose from.  OK it also helps they are in Amish country and I can get quality fabric dirt cheap!

Anyway, I was actually going to look for some dressier clothes for me when I stopped in the store.  But the fabric department beckoned me... I heard it whispering to me "Mary you need to come see us.  We have missed you.  It has been a long time"  That is probably my fabric addiction talking but I will blame it on the fabric.  I truly haven't been there in probably 5-6 months.  Think of all the money I should have saved.  So, of course I am weak and a sucker and went to look.  Believe it or not this is all the fabric I bought. They have a ton, but these caught my eye.

Not sure if you can see $3.00 a yard for quilting quality fabric! Woohoo!!!!!

I can't lie I did look at their furniture, but luckily I found nothing.  My house is filled to the gills and overflowing into the garage.  Even after 6 years I think I can count on one hand how many times I've actually parked in the garage.  Whoopsie! LOL.

Next I head to the crafting department... here you can find a little of everything.  But I am always on a mission and know exactly what I'm looking for.  Stitching supplies... yes, I design my own patterns but I am still a pattern hoarder.  If I can find a deal I buy them.  Of course I could never stitch all of them in my lifetime, but I NEED them.  I know I'm not the only one who does this so be honest!

These are what I found.  I mean seriously would you have passed them up for $1.00 a piece? Not if you are a stitcher! Then of course I need stitching fabric right?  I normally don't do colors like these, but because they were so cheap I think I am going to try hand dying them.  All of it together was $3.50 so if it doesn't work no big deal.  The hardest part will be figuring out how to dye them. LOL  Yeah I probably didn't think this through to well. Oh well.... live and learn!

Next I went over to another table that has all kinds of patterns from crocheting to macrame to quilting to just about anything.  I LOVE this table because you can also find unfinished projects people start and give up.  So as I was digging through I found this beauty!

A needle felting kit! I know what you are thinking... uh Mary really?  You really needed this? Didn't you just tell us your craft room is like a craft store with all kinds of stuff in it. Yes, yes I did. LOL.  But the whole kit was $1.00.  I'm thinking I can use it for a couple other things like poking myself in the eye when I buy more crap I don't need!  Just kidding. ;-)

Now on that same table I found one last treasure.  Though I don't have a lot of time I still do enjoy quilting.  I found this great book with little runner ideas.  Those won't take long and will maybe keep my attention longer than a big quilt.  They seem pretty easy and the directions are pretty self explanatory... OK I admit it has lots of pictures.  Those I can follow! LOL

Well, I am off to work on some customer orders today.  I just love making these quilt hearts.  This customer also wanted the hands for "heart in hand."

Have a great day my friends!

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Cindi said...

Wow you are lucky to have such a nice thrift store like that near you! I love all of the treasures you picked up!
Be blessed,

Blessings in the Country said...

Our thrift stores are so junky, I need to move somewhere where there are better ones, like you seem to have! Love all your finds, especially the patterns.

Susan Hemann said...

Wow I want to shop at your thrift store!