Wednesday, June 21, 2006


This first picture is a thrifted sheet that I picked up last week. It wasn't washed until this weekend, so it missed the post.

Jo-Ann's was having a big sale this past weekend. I stopped in and found these fabrics on their clearance aisle. I got some pretty sweet deals, too (besides the fact they were all 50% off their clearance price). Because two of the fabrics would have left remnants on the bolt, I was able to purchase them for an additional 75% off the clearance price. I was able to buy an extra.875 of a yard of one for like 37 cents and a yard of another for 44 cents. I must have really liked the pink floral fabric from the vintage collection, because when I was putting away the fabrics, I already had some. At least my taste is consistent.

These next two pictures were home dec fabric samples for 50 cents apiece. Because they are home dec fabrics, they are sturdy, and therefore would make a great bag.

AND, a tiny (ha ha) bit of wool felt to make those adorable Bitty Booties for my little boy baby. I bought a yard of robin's egg blue, a yard of navy, a yard of the green, and 1/4 yard of the yellow.

Now I must tell you about my deals. I used my 50% coupon on one yard, my 40% on the other, the green and yellow were remnants, so they were already marked to half-price, but then were an additional 50% off (I think). So the yard of green cost $1.75 and the 1/4 yard of the yellow as 44 cents. I know this is way more than I need for those wee booties, but I wanted to have extra for other things, too.

And finally, a bag that I made yesterday from last week's thrifty-found sheets. I found this tutorial a few weeks ago and had planned on trying it. It was easy to follow, except I forgot to clip the curves. It did not turn out bad, though!


melissa said...

Hi there- your bag looks great- I love your choice of fabric!

laeroport said...

Oh, my god! My mom and dad had the king sized version of those exact sheets when I was a kid. Freak me out! I can't wait to see what you turn it into. I may be raiding my mother's linen cupboard!