Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Going for the fabric.

Thrift shopping this week brought these two aqua and green pillow cases and a bright pink and green sheet to the inventory. The sheet is listed on my store and the pillow cases have been set aside until I decide what my imagination can do with them. Actually I'm not ready to part with them.

I'm beginning to enjoy green. The olive green sheet which is 100% cotton I'm going to use as backing for quilts I will be donating to local hospitals. The paisley fabric is home decor fabric with a few bad spots that I'll clean up and list on my store. The beautiful green, maroon and blue print fabric was a wonderful find. It is "Guaranteed Dutch Java Print" fabric. This was made in Holland and to my surprise is quite expensive. May list it, May not. Still undecided. It's about 2.5 yards long and I could make something. Okay one more thing to do.

Then there was the great fire department fabric. Once this is trimmed it will be listed. I don't find a lot of fabric for boys so this was considered a score. The orange and yellow pillow cases just happened to find their way to my cart and are already listed. The universe is telling me to keep on going and that the day is not too far off when I can do this full time. I am building a second store and I'm so excited and to think that this is so much fun. My addiction to fabric is earning a few dollars. Not rich and never want to be. Just having fun. See everyone next week.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Second on line store coming soon.

Just opened my second on line store and as soon as I can design it and get it out of maintenance mode I will update the information. I am so excited. Not bad for the Mature Entrepreneur.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bringing brightness to my day.

I was feeling rather gloomy and needed a trip to the thrift store. I didn't expect to find much and wasn't really caring whether or not I did. Just need to stop and it was less than two tenths of a mile from the grocery store. Why not look. I had an exciting time just by myself walking up and down the aisles. I found the blue elephant Napco planter, two made in Sweden brightly colored wooden hot plates that have handles so they can be hung, four tall wheat print glasses, a vintage porcelain owl and the cutes Japanese squirrel. The squirrel was claimed by my daughter for her vintage nick nack shelf and for some reason I can't stop enjoying his eyes.

Continuing down the linen aisle I couldn't believe the bright colors. Vintage and new sheets, reproduction vintage circus fabric and rainbow stripe fabric. How could you not feel better with all these mood lifting colors. Some of this will be used in sewing projects and some added as inventory to my on line store It was a spur of the moment decision to go and well worth the trip. I can't wait to just do it again because only I can change my mood. Have a wonderful week everyone.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Roasted Red Peppers

Included in all the weekends activities was cooking and canning. Roasted red peppers were next on the agenda. I cannot believe the bounty that this season has provided. I will have peppers to enjoy until next canning season. I also baked more banana bread in canning jars and made a wonderful pot of split pea soup. It's been cooler here and the soup was just wonderful. I think I'm going to make some buttermilk biscuits to have with the leftover soup later this week.