Let's face it, excessive crafting is expensive. And, yes, one may say I craft excessively. To keep up with my pace, I've had to get creative with supplies. Last week I had a particularly amazing thrift store experience and found some incredible deals.
I found these fabrics all for about $2 per yard. The navy is 100% cotton Linen, the cream is 100% wool, the taupe is 100% cotton velour, and the polka dot is most likely some sort of poly/cotton blend made to look like linen.
I used the navy fabric to make a cute little hooded jacket using this pattern.
I had a kinda grumpy model today! But the jacket turned out really cute (in my opinion), still needs buttons. The pattern is very good. The sleeves are a bit long, but I actually like how they look rolled up. Still have about 3 yards left of the navy fabric!!
I also found this entire box filled with lovely shades of DMC embroidery floss, all on labeled bobbins with extra bobbins. Guess how much?
Yup. . . . I also found some embroidery patterns, sewing patterns, a few buttons, and of course I couldn't leave the thrift store without these:
Are those the cutest or what? They cost $8 for the lot, which is kinda pricey for GW, but they were just too darn cute to leave behind. They are from Guatemala and look handmade to me. The tag is in English, so my guess is that they must be some sort of souvenir for tourists.
The fabrics are cotton and colorful, they each have a teency pair of leather sandals, and best of all my daughter is in love with them. She's named them Gavin, Daria, and Kennedy (also, coincidentally I'm sure, the names of her buddies at preschool).
Did I do good or what? So as you can see, there's no need to stop crafting when your budget is tight, just get out to your thrift store pronto and may the thrift store gods be with you. Happy thrifting!