Sunday, 2 November 2008

latest op shop finds...

Here are some of my latest finds...

2 metres of blue fabric, some thread

cool pillowcase (made with trichem fabric paint?) needs an iron

10 pillowcases (50c each!)

Speed Straw (for making retro flowers with my flower loom)
Tatting books and shuttles (another thing I want to learn!)

Embroidery book

Some reading material...

I was really pleased to find the pillowcases yesterday. I went to the only opshop open on Saturday afternoon's (Papakura Anglican Oppy) on a case search. I wanted to make more of those neat pillowcase bags. I couldn't find any in the linen area and was about to give up all hope, when I spied a full container of them by the counter! What luck! There was heaps to choose from and all at 50c a case!! I now feel less jealous of Curlypops pillowcase finds. :)

The books were a little present to myself, I need a little relaxation (think time-out), and these books should provide a little respite. I am really enjoying Jodi Picoult's book, Perfect Match, but then I always enjoy reading her books!

It's really hard to believe it's November already! Christmas is just around the corner and I've only just begun to think about what to get for everybody. So the next couple of days I intend to start planning and organising it all. I plan on making as much as possible from my sewing room stash. :)

I hope you are all having a great weekend, I am, the girls are in their bedrooms doing the great big tidy, and I'm getting to have some Mum time on the computer - what fun! :)


CurlyPops said...

Fantastic finds...I'm intrigued by the speed straw and I would love to see the flowers you can make with it.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a productive op shop visit!! I love all of jodie picoults books. I have some straw that belonged to my grandmother but have been unsure what to do with it. WOuld love to see what you make with yours.

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