I love a good thrift sale. We have a great local Kiwanis Club, and they do great work with their volunteer sales. As a high school recipient of a generous Kiwanis scholarship, I make sure to stop in and support their efforts by shopping for supplies at their Saturday sales several times a year. Because it’s so hard to convince me to go to a thrift sale, right?
This weekend I found some real treasures. It wasn’t the most stellar haul I’ve ever made, but it fit my needs and wasn’t too expensive. I found 2 king size pillowcases in a green floral print, by Ralph Lauren ($2 for the pair). I will have to figure out exactly what yardage this affords, but I just love the fabric and it will become something fabulous. Soon.
I also found one king-size fitted sheet in a pink and orange paisley (also by Ralph Lauren, $3.99). I am clearly drawn to this fabric, having purchased a thrifted twin sheet set in it a couple years ago. You can see it in the nursery in the form of a crib sheet (with tutorial!) and the Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt (with tutorials here and here!), and I also turned some into a wrap skirt and top for myself (neither photographed, sadly). It’s currently in the running for a summer dress project.
And I grabbed a rainbow of vintage trims for $0.25 apiece. Can’t beat that! I love vintage trims and seam bindings, and I use them for all sorts of fun things. Such a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise boring project. I really love the lacy green double fold bias tape. I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet, but it will be lovely when I do :)
Do you thrift for crafting/sewing supplies? What is your favorite guilty pleasure to accumulate? Fabric? Trim? Zippers? All of the above? :)