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.


Laurie said...

Oh wow!! Look at the stash! What a great find. Totally worth the $9.99.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Ooooh what a delightful lot of goodies!

I also love checking out our local thrift shops.