Thursday, May 26, 2011

Recent Thrifing Scores

Our house is coming together finally! The downstairs is pretty much visitor ready, just don't wander upstairs yet. 

So a couple weeks ago I dragged my husband garage sale-ing with me on a Saturday morning. He seemed reluctant at first until we happened upon score after score. We visited the ATM on 3, yes 3 separate occasions. Needless to say I was not expecting to spend much, but my husband sure made out like a bandit. He had a great time after all was said and done. Among his scores were a gently used treadmill (much cheaper than his gym membership), 2 arm chairs for our living room, a fun restaurant style high chair for our son or visitors, a camping chair for our son, and some cute clothes for him. All I got were some Dr.Seuss books and storage drawers.Boring.

Here is what the chairs look like. They are both in excellent condition and they recline!

I made up for it a few days later though. I needed to find some fabric for the purse I made at craft club. I was on my way to Joann, but decided to take a look at Hancock on my way. Soooo glad I did. They had an amazing sale on knits and I could not help myself! 
I plan on making at least one summer skirt and probably a dress of some sort.

On another day when I had the car I stopped by Goodwill and made a few more awesome finds!

A lamp for $1.50.
 This tunic dress/shirt thing. I'm planning on shortening it and using the extra for embellishments $3.
 And this skirt, which had my mind all confuzzled for a second.
 It is labeled size 4 but was more like a 24. I guess the elastic had gotten stretched or something. Either way it was cheaper because of that and it gives me more fabric to work with.

I'll keep you posted on the transformations and once I wash my heaping pile of dishes I will gladly take pictures of how our downstairs has turned out.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I crafted!!

I've been meaning to post for a while now and just kept thinking 'I just haven't done any crafts lately,' but I sat down to write this post yesterday to find that blogger was down. So just be happy I stuck with it and came back to write it today. 
Moving on...
Tuesday, we got together for craft club and a Singer sewing party. We made the adorable Buttercup Bag by Rae of Made By Rae. I love how this bag turned out and it was so easy! I took it today to play group and got many compliments. It is just the perfect size for the essentials when I don't want to lug around the mommy bag.

 Here's my little man modeling it just after I finished
 Isn't he so cute? He's getting so big!

I think this would be a great project for the young women in my ward to learn how to sew or for a cute handmade present. Love it!

I also forgot to share my second circle skirt that I made about a month ago. This time I used a friend's serger and it was soooo much easier!

P.S. Do you like our the wall color I picked? We still have some more painting to do, but we're getting there. 
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