Sunday, October 10, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

Today I stopped in to a Goodwill Store on my way to visit my mother.  I have been searching for wool fabric that I can use in my crafting.  Well, wool is not easy to find here in Florida and I was out of luck on this stop. 

Just as I was about to leave the store empty-handed, I caught a glimpse of an old plastic sewing box sitting high up on a corner shelf.  I pulled it down and peeked inside and noticed it had old sewing supplies such as threads, needles, small scissors, and bags of beads and sequins.  It was marked $9.99, more than I would typically spend on a Goodwill purchase, but I bought it anyway.  When I got home and opened the box, I found it held much more than that.  Included was a piece of fabric rolled and tied.  It was filled with every size of knitting needle.  I also found three vintage circular knitting needles, sewing needles, trims, and many spools of thread.  The thread alone would cost me more than $10.00 if I was to purchase it new.  I include a lot of my vintage finds when making my primitive dolls.  Let's see what I can incorporate into my next doll creation.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Something old is now somthing new

Where have I been?  It's been a while since I posted.   We took our vacation in September.  We had a great time on our Caribbean cruise, then took a road trip to St. Augustine, Florida. 

I guess I needed a little kick-start in the inspiration department. I have been making these little primitive cutter quilt pillows for the past couple of weeks.  Finally have them listed on Etsy.

I also started making onesie outfits for babies.  These are the cutest little things.  I made ruffled diaper covers and trimmed the onesies with a matching applique.  These will be added to Etsy this weekend also.

The ruffles are on the back side only.