Friday, May 11, 2007

Thrifted Finds

I know Mary Ann is ready for Mother's Day but who else is? Not me! I didn't figure out what I was making until yesterday! lol! It doesn't help that my mother's birthday is on the 18th. I decided to finish what I was making for her birthday for Mother's Day (a tote made out of Elvis fabric). Now to figure out her birthday gift! Ugh! So anyway, once I had her decided I, of course, needed to come up with something for my MIL. I wanted to make a tote for her too, but couldn't figure out what to use. The budget is tight and I really don't have a fabric stash. What I do have isn't really "her" either. What to do? Finally I had the bright idea to use denim! Brilliant! Where was I going to get denim fabric? Enter the good old thrift store! It's not my favorite one to shop at, but it's the closest. Got a denim jumper that I can get the required yardage from and I have some daisy fabric to line it with. Also found: a great strawberry print skirt (not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I bought it for the fabric and the fact that it was $1!) and stacking bunny boxes. Thinking I will keep one for my Spring decor and refurbish the other ones (perhaps?)

On another note, I really enjoyed making my ATC for Amy. I'm thinking of creating more. In fact, over at Craftster, there is a list of 100 ideas. Haven't checked it yet for this brilliant idea I had...fairy tales! Yes, I think I'm going to make some ATC's based on fairy tales. Just have to figure out which ones and how I'm going to do it!

1 comment:

see you there! said...

I'll bet your MIL is going to love getting a denim tote bag with daisy lining. I know I would.

I really don't sew unless I'm forced to but getting clothes for the fabrics is a great idea. Can't wait to see what you do with the strawberries.