Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Market Bag and Vintage Patterns

Hi all, I stuck to my word and made the market bag from my amazing thrifted yarn. I used the Lion pattern here and it was super fast and easy. I will definitely be making more of these. The bag is quite large it measures 19" across (laying flat) and 2 ft 4" tall, and it will certainly fit a lot of groceries or beach supplies.

I made another trip to the thrift store yesterday and picked up some great patterns. I am in love with the McCalls 4092 the Stephen Burrows Misses' wrap top and middy top and skirt pattern, so adorable. I always love the Marlo's Corner series by McCall's and here are two more to add to my collection. The stretch knit McCall's dress or top will be a great project to try out my new serger on.

Check out my handsome husband, in a commercial he just shot for WOWzzy

Monday, August 31, 2009

More Thrifted Goodness

I have had the most amazing thrifting karma lately. Check out my goodies and you will agree...

This delicious 100% cotton ribbon yarn, it's like t-shirt material. I am making a market bag out of this, I will post it when I am done. I got 12 skeins for 7.96, they retail for 8.95 per skein.

Designer yarn 18 skeins for $7.96 for all 18, retails for $11.95 per skein. 50% Alpaca, and 50% wool, yummy. I'd say that's a steal!

Vintage Trim, I love the 70's colors!! and 240 yoyos in all diffrerent colors, for $2.98, WOW!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Addicted to the Thirift Store

I, like many crafters love the thrift store! I just so happened to find one in my neighborhood that has an abundance of vintage and not so vintage sewing and crafting supplies. I really scored with the vintage sewing patterns this week. I have another Etsy shop besides Zuliblu, where I post vintage sewing patterns, notions and other vintage finds for sale. This shop is called Ifyouthinksew and it has been pretty successful. Now, I know I won't get rich from selling vintage patterns but it does give me a little extra money to feed my fabric addiction! Look at some of the great patterns I found over the weekend.

Love the baby doll blouse, so 70's, and the short, short his and hers robe pattern.

This looks like the Bridesmaid dress pattern from my first wedding, and the scarf and bag pattern is just so sweet.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Addicted to Swapping...

Oh my, that title kinda sounds dirty, oops. Actually I am addicted to craft swaps through Craftser. I have had to limit my swapping to one at a time. Why you ask? Because there have been times in the not to distant past where I have been involved in four at a time and that gets a little crazy! My latest swap is the mini make a friend swap round 1, and my partner is fabricfriend. In this swap we send three packages, one a month beginning in August. The first package was to be a craft kit of a new crafting technique to our partner. Check out the amazing first package she put together for me of jewelry she sells in her Etsy shop, amazing.

Picture 1, the whole package Picture 2, this is what the kit makes, cute!

Thank you Fabricfriend, I can't wait for package two.