May 15, 2009

New Sewing Projects, Thrift Store Finds and Bad Kitty

I was actually able to get some sewing done today because not only is my Pool House Project done, but today was a half-day of school!

Here is the cute little apron I made from a valence I found at Salvation Army ($3.99 each). I had to rip it apart much more than I thought I'd have to in order to get the bottom striped layer to show more. It was a real pain, but the results are worth it.

Here's the front. I put a stripe of a different fabric across the waistband and a row of rickrack for some added interest. The material is sort of a really fine courduroy.

The little aliens below are door guards for G.'s room. I got a book out of the library (see picture below) with directions to make TONS of these little guys. My boys have been shopping the book for days and I went to Walmart today and bought some flannel, fleece and felt so I could make them for them. It looks like there are two below, but actually, one is the front and the other is the back.

Now I'll leave you with a few Thrift Store finds. The blue bowl below and the pink one were recently found at a Thrift Shop. I love them!

This pink pretty was found at a little shop in our town that buys thrift stuff and sells it. Isn't it cute? I think it will look great on my dresser in my bedroom.
I found the cake plate and the pie plate below at SA. The little crystal owl in the middle isn't supposed to be there. G. got that for Easter from his Grandma Gretchen and put it there. It has been there since.

Vintage Gucci purse $2.99 at SA. Scarf from SA , $.99.
Pretty butter yellow purse SA as well as this scarf. Can you tell I love to tie scarves on my purses?
Vintage Hankie and Pillowcase for future sewing projects... $.59 each.
Kitchen Cabinet at our local antique/country store. $30! LOVE it. I needed some more counter space in my sewing room. This is working out nicely. And there is a bread drawer in the bottom should I need to store a carbolicious snack!

Ralph Lauren pink raincoat. Originally $6.99 at Salvation Army. I got it on Wednesday and oly paid $3.50! LOVE it!

And here is my kitty, Mika, getting her shedding fur all over the back of this chair. I have a blanket that I generally keep over this pillow just for that reason. If the blanket is on there.... do you think she will sleep there??? NOOOOOOO.... as soon as the blanket is in the wash... up she climbs, snuggles in and curls up into a ball.

Wow... that was a long show and tell! I've gotten more things, but I'll save them for another day!

Happy Friday!!!


The Queen of Clearance said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I looooove everything you found! I just actually went to my first salvation army on wed. Im a goodwill girl myself. I'm not sure if all SA's work the same but we did have 50% off that day, just like yours! Is that every wed. or what? Also they had a 25cent rack! This was my favorite. I found a sweater on the 25 cent rack and then it was half off and I got it for 13 cents. That was waaaay to exciting. Over all thought I was unimpressed by ours. Your finds were amazing though! What do you think of Gw vs. SA?

Vee said...

Wow! Those are wonderful flea market finds. I especially like the kitchen cabinet, which appears to be something that you could tuck in anywhere and be not only adorable, but functional. The apron is inspired. Would you ever consider submitting one of your creations to Apronology?

Oh, I arrived via a comment you made on my blog. Thanks so much for your visit and I hope that you might visit again one day soon.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

WOW! You've gotten some amazing finds there and I'm loving that apron you've made. Nice!

Vee said...

Hi again! No, Apronology is a rather pricey magazine, which I found in my local Joann's fabric store. Dawn from The Feathered Nest was featured on the front cover back along... Anyway, you can read more about it here:

I mentioned it because what you've done here is what they are looking for, I believe.

If you decide to do it, do let me know!

Janine said...

Wow, I'm lovin' that apron! Really darling!
The door monster is cute too, How much fun it would be to 'shop' for the monsters they want you to make!
All those great finds are amazing! Wish we had such a fun place to shop!

Imelda@Inspired Simplicity said...

what a great shopper you are. thanks for sharing your inspiring finds.

The Tattered Cottage said...

How sweet is that apron :) You found some really great finds, love the cake stand & pie plate, the rain coat is gorgeous too :)

Eva said...

Love you SA finds!

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