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!