Perhaps it is a good thing that I do not have my own automobile and a j-o-b. I would probably spend too much time visiting thrift stores which, of course, would take away from sewing, crocheting, and soon-to-be, knitting. My last thrifting acquisition was the ultimate mind-blower. Or, so I thought. Well, my honeys, yesterday, I had another of those . . . those, what can I call it . . . “Go to the thrift store, Lyric” moments.
Some time later I emerged from the store with:
- 1 yard, 60″ wide, taupe poly suede fabric
- 1 yard and 32″, 44″ wide, off white quilted and batted fabric
- 2 – 18″ metal purple zippers
- 22″ x 43″ red velvet remnant
- 1 purple and 1 blue vintage thread on wooden spools
- 10-pair over-door shoe bag
- 2 – purses/totes
Now, here’s the thing. The taupe, poly suede (that’s what I call it) fabric . . . a couple of weeks ago my friend purchased some from Jo-Ann and had me make her a skirt. I had heard of the fabric and even saw it before and always thought it was cheesy, or for old ladies or something. I just never liked that kind of fabric. Well, I don’t know what changed; maybe I got old because I was coveting her skirt for real, LOL. Then, lo and behold I see this piece at the thrift store. I thought it was a apparition. I have got to find a skirt that I can make out of this 1 yard of fabric. It definitely fits around my behind so I know it can be done.
The off-white, quilted fabric . . . you should have heard the choir of angels singing when my eyes spotted it. Get this . . . I was in the market for a lining for my Minoru jacket (next sewing project). BAM! So on point. Really I had the idea of doing a funky lining but this was just too perfect. I’m making the Minoru to travel to the Nederlands this Spring and I am sure to be comfy, cozy with this as the lining.
Guess how much this haul set me back
Go ahead – guess!
$3 and some change. And I do mean small change; i.e., less than fifty cents! ‘Twas truly a thriftastic day!