Monday, March 10, 2014

A little bit of everything this week.

The thrift finds this week were small. Mostly because we didn't get out to do much. We spent time with family, got the taxes filed, went out to lunch and have just been doing what needs to be done around the apartment. 

I spent some time choosing the fabrics for my next quilt. The oriental print has been my favorite for a long time. It is bed linen fabric that I will up cycle and mix with the solids. Most of the fabrics have been thrift finds and some are just leftover remnants from other projects. I know it's bright, but color inspires me. 

Thrift finds this weekend include a vintage Hollie Hobbie bed sheet, a yellow and orange floral pillow case and a beautiful gray and pink art deco style vintage pitcher. 

It was a work and play weekend and I think we needed to relax a bit. Relaxing to me is sewing and with St. Patrick's day coming I had to make something. That something was an apron. I know it won't make the corned beef and cabbage taste any better, but it will make the cooking fun.

We have so many items that we need to list on line that I think we may take a couple weeks off from hunting and just work with what's here. It's been wonderful building the stores and getting it all organized as far as storing it. Lots of research to be done to make sure we know what we're listing and continuing to grow. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by. 


Marta Chan said...

I love the colors you picked for your new quilt, can't wait to see the final project

Sew Inspired said...

I'm excited about it, but I have to clear out some other small projects before I start because I promised myself to never put them back in the "works in progress box". I will be posting it's progress.

Karen L. Bates said...

Love those wonderful bright fabrics. I too have used that wonderful line of oriental fabrics, they are gorgeous. Have fun.

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Crochet Hooks said...

Love the fabric for your quilt :) Did you decide what you are going to do with Holly? Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

Love the vintage fabrics especially the Holly Hobbie! The apron is wonderful.