Thursday, September 25, 2008

Recent finds, in a crafty way.

A lot going on here.

I got a weird appliance cover at my thrift. It was 50 cents. It had the BEST fabric. Brown grapes, green strawberries. It didn't fit on anything I wanted to put it on. So I sewed it into this little clutch bag. (made the piping with a thrift find, pics of that in a moment) Mom got this deer a while ago. He had no eyes though. Which made him look like a zombe deer and sorta creepy. So I painted him some new ones. He's for pulling a sleigh and Santa and all.
close up of painted eye. Oh and the deer is stuffed with straw!
I also got these random goodies. Mostly embroidery thread and pearl cotton thread here. That might not be how you spell the pearl in pearl cotton? Anyhow here it is. The ball of string I'm using to make piping. I LOVE piping.
This is the fabric. I'm going to make it into some monkey plushies for little girls that I know are either about to be, or just born.
This came with the string stuff. Something about this is sad. I'm sure this took a while to make, then they abandoned the project and gave it to the thrift shop. Then I purchased it for 25 cents with the ball of string. I'm not sure what I will do with it. I don't really want it, but I can't bring myself to throw it out. Anyone want a tiny little crochet string thingie?
This might be my best find of the day. It's a vinyl apron. Apparently from Herrods Department Store in London. or maybe just made to look like that.

Close up:
Tag, see is SAYS Harrod's. So maybe is is from there. My guess is it was part of some promotion or something. "Free apron with $50 of kitchen garbage." something like that.
Another close up.
And a final close up:
And there you have it. Another great day at the SAME thrift store I always go to. There are like 20 in town, I go to one all the time.


Linda B said...

Your apron is real. It came a long way across the pond, just for you. But my deer? He can see! He can see! I'm pretty excited about your miracle on the deer, dear....!

The crochet thingy is sad. I don't know what it was meant to be. But, you rescued it and I am sure you will find a happy place for it!

Thanks for fixing my deer. Loves, MMMTssss

Kim H. said...

WOW you did a great job on the deer eyes! I love it!

That apron totally ROCKS!

LeAnne said...

Darn, I wish I lived in your town. We don't have a thing like that sister in Charleston has furnished her entire gorgeous on-the-beach to-die-for home with Goodwill and yardsale stuff. NICE stuff. I LOVE bargains, I think this is a cool blog!