Thrifting Love: fabric and notion heaven

The thrift store is my happy place. That’s usually where my car heads when I have some kid-free time [and on days when I’m feeling brave, with my kids] This last weekend, I swung into my favorite local thrift store and hit the jackpot.DSC_0454Not only did I find myself in thrifting heaven, with the mother load of fabric yardage [not just things-to-be-upcycled-and-used-as-fabric, but actual fabric], but everything in the store was half off. Yessss.DSC_0455Stripes, florals, ribbing… so much loveliness.DSC_0475My favorite find was at the bottom of that pile – about a yard of gorgeous navy blue wool fabric, with the original tag still on it. [happy sigh] Wouldn’t you love to know what the original owner made with the other nine yards? DSC_0473And all these notions! Some vintage, some not. But I found quite the supply of bias tape and zippers, which should keep me in stock for awhile. Maybe.
DSC_0465I seriously came home giddy. Now I heard my sewing machine calling me… cross your fingers for some good nappers today.

Amy of Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop [affiliate link] is hosting a sew along for her Hangout Hoodie and it starts today. I haven’t sewn this one yet, but I plan to – in fact, it’s my pattern for Flip this Pattern in November! Today is the day for printing and cutting your fabric, so there’s still time to join in! [and the great thing about a sew along is that you can join it at any time – it’s all right there on the blog!]

And, as if that wasn’t enough for today, Andrea of Go To Patterns [affiliate link] is giving away a copy of the Casual Lady, which I may or may not be obsessed with. So go like her on Facebook and enter to win your own copy!

Happy sewing, friends!

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  1. OoooooOOOOoooh! I would do a happy dance too!! Love the blue wool, it’s screams winter coat! (isn’t fun when fabric talks?!) Can’t wait to see what you make!


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