Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thrifting

This week when Karyn, Dianne and I went thrifting, we found some sheets. The good ones (above) came from a thrift store in Pennsylvania. Karyn (and Joe) thought I already had the one on the top left and made it into a dress. The colors are the same, but the diagonal pattern is not on the sheet. It's a good thing, because I love it and I think it needs to be a skirt.

The other three you will probably see on Karyn's blog soon. They were sets and we split them. The pink one is Shabby Chic. Karyn spotted that set. We had just been to Target and were looking at them there. I think I will save mine for matching Easter dresses next year.

And then we went to my thrift store. We didn't find much, well besides five of the tea cups and saucers sets. I went to find Bertha and she gave me a huge garbage bag of sheets ... for free. It was mostly yucky stuff in there. There were a few good pieces in the bag though (above). The check one on the left is Martha Stewart. (I'm thinking shorts for the boys for next summer or ties for them for Easter next year. We'll see.)

The other two are okay. It looks like the butterfly one has already been cut. I don't know what will become of what's left of it. The floral one I swear I thought I bought it before, but a quick browse of my blog didn't produce any evidence. (I thought it was one I purged a few months ago.)

The rest of the bag is going to be washed and donated to Purple Heart next month.

And while I was enjoying time with friends and thrifting away, poor Sawyer was at home and taking another tumble. This time an older brother was pushing him on the swing too fast. I'm guessing it wasn't his baby swing ...

12 comments:

V and Co. said...

oh i love sheets! making a dress for the little one out of some right now...sorry about the little one's tumble! got to love older brothers and thier intentions!

Future Envy of the PTA said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and just love what you do with fabric and how you make adorable clothes for your kids. I have this Martha Stewart blue/yellow checked sheet set. It was my first apartments bed set and it was absolutely, insanely gorgeous and is my favorite bedding that I've ever had. Unfortunately, it was a twin size, and I have no use for it and it's just gathering dust now. I'm soooo excited to see it used for pants for your boys! I'm expecting my first child (a boy) and I found a blue gingham similar to this that I've been holding onto in thoughts that I will make pants for him (totally inspired by you!!) I can't wait to see the finished product that you come up with :)

nikko said...

Poor little guy! My little P keeps tripping (must be growing) and skinning his knees. Breaks my heart every time.

Looks like you had fun thrifting. How come I can never find cute sheets when I go?

Sew Bee It said...

Oh my! Just look at those eyes!
"what do you want sweetie? Yes sweetie, anything!"
I'm such a pushover for little boy eyes:)

miss chris said...

sheets! Yay. I'm so glad you are still finding them... That pink and white one will make darling Easter desses..

Liz said...

Thrift shops are the best. I found three or four vintage pillowcases at the Salvation Army store on Tuesday - for $0.69 each. Yeah! I find that I either find nothing or I hit the jackpot...

Diane said...

What a sweet little scratched up face! Great finds with all those sheets. The pink shabby is especially cute. I think that I need to visit the east coast just for the thrifting!

utmommy said...

I'm sure you'll make some great things out of those cute sheets.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

So sorry that the little man took a tumble. Here's hoping he is over it quickly.

cici said...

wow, great finds!

a word of catution re: making shorts out of checked sheets (for that matter, the striped ones too) for boys. they wind up looking a bit like boxers. yeah, i've tried it before.

Chara Michele said...

How fun to go thrifting with Karyn! :) You always find such great things at the thrift shops...

amandajean said...

I hope Sawyer is ok.

what great thrift finds!