I have been doing way too much thrifting. But I love it and my little shopping companion (Violet) doesn't seem to mind much either. So we'll share a few of our most recent (and exciting) finds.
Although you really are unable to see the book in this picture, it is my favorite vintage sewing book I have yet to find. It's the Better Homes and Gardens Patchwork & Quilting from 1977. Found for .99cents. A few close ups for you,
I may have to try a few of the projects in this picture. Of course, I'll be sewing with a huge grin on my face!
I have never seen a quilt like the one to follow...it's a must try. But I don't know if I can go as colorful/psychedelic. Maybe pinks/purples for a little girl I know? Hopefully I'll find the time to whip one of these up.
Again my pictures are way too small, besides the first one....I can't figure this blogger thing out.
I scored this awesome embroidered Hollie Hobby..it was in a gross old frame that smelled of basement. We pulled it apart, washed the material and now I plan to make it a center to an upcoming girly quilt. She was $3.00
And we found an awesome set of almost never used Pyrex bowls. When we moved recently we hurriedly bought a bunch of plastic mixing bowls and I have never liked cooking/mixing with plastic. Eew. So I had to splurge on these. They are orange and yellow with 70s style flowers.
I couldn't get a great picture of the knit sleeper. So cute! It's lavender in color and just the right size for the baby. We also found a whole bag of buttons for .99cents. Vintage of course. I love buttons, I've always had a thing for them. When growing up I used to play with my moms boxes and tins of buttons. When my parents sold their house, my mother tossed all her buttons in the trash. No one understood why I was heart broken. Crazy, I know!
I hope you enjoyed some of our finds! There will be more in the future, you can count on it!