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.Not only did I find myself in thrifting heaven, with the mother … Continue reading Thrifting Love: fabric and notion heaven

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Thrifting Love!

There's a local thrift stop that I frequent and just adore. There's an entire section of the store devoted to sewing supplies. Um, hello! Love.Just this last weekend, I found a good stack of vintage patterns - including this fabulous flared pants beauty. And this stack of fabric - fabric! Not just a bunch of … Continue reading Thrifting Love!

Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Obviously I thrift a lot. But not just for clothing to refashion or upcycle. I love to buy ready-to-wear clothing there too. I have found some of my favorite jeans, great kid clothes, and even work shirts for my hubby. I came home one day with some Children's Place jeans for my oldest boy - … Continue reading Embellishing Jeans: a Quick Tutorial

Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]

Refashion. Upcycle. Thrifting. These could quite possibly be some of my favorite words ever. EVAH. So when I walk through a thrift store, I tend to look with a "what could I do with this?" kind of eye. I recently¬†found this lovely green sundress: But as lovely as it was, it didn't fit. Not. Even. … Continue reading Dress to Skirt Refashion! [A little tutorial]

Thrifted Vintage Sheets [and endless possibilities!]

I am a thrifter. Truth be told, I like thrifting much better than shopping at a "regular" store. I love a good deal, and I l.o.v.e. to create new life from something discarded. These vintage lovelies are my most recent finds. That blue one? Totally in love. That bottom one is actually a bunch of … Continue reading Thrifted Vintage Sheets [and endless possibilities!]

Thrifting Excitement!

I absolutely adore thrift stores. ¬†I mean seriously, cheap clothes, home decor, fabric... what's not to love about that? Usually I go in with an eye for repurposing, but on my recent visit, I found a book that nearly had me squealing with delight in the aisle. I almost passed it by, but I'm so … Continue reading Thrifting Excitement!