Friday, May 16, 2008

Thrift Thursday on Friday (with commentary on my lateness)

Sorry I have been slacking off on the posts lately.
I have been working on some new stuff for another book
and making those Vintage Smock Videos.
The last videos are going up on Sew Mama Sew on Monday and I have to say I am kind of relieved. Obviously, I am a huge ham but when you have to edit your own video that you shot of yourself, it gets a little all "too much me-for too long a time-in my own face". I was blissfully in denial that my eyes wrinkled up so much or that my diction is not as up to snuff as I would like.
Anyway that's why I have no new photos of my Anniversary Dress up yet,
but I will try and bribe you to keep reading with this:

Here's two weeks worth of thrift store loot!
I was trying to drop donations off every time I picked up anything but at this point I need to do a couple of make up drop offs as we have been lackadaisical about continuing to edit our stuff. And I have always been able to squeeze in some quality thrift time.

Don't you love the colors?

A gang of middle school students killed my last hand mixer on a rainy day cookie making bender. I loved the color of this one and these crazy egg beater attachments crack me up.
You should see them shimmy on "whip".

Umm, yes... More suitcases.
But they were orange and a matched set. I resisted for 2 weeks and then succumbed.
The set was a slightly ridiculous 25.00. But I was no match for their orange allure.

and I couldn't leave a face like this alone at the thrift store.

Especially when it was attached to the rest of this juicy zoo barkcloth goodness.
A "diaper storage hanger" that will become something for a kid to wear.
Too fun to hang in a closet!
At least a yard of salvageable material.

I'll have more on that candy jar and desk lap in another post..

Who gets the tracing wheels?
That would be Ms. Cleaver and Peitseoga...
Email me your addresses, ladies and they will be on their way...
Michelle and Lindy get the next two I find.

Milo made sure it wasn't rigged.


Anonymous said...

Cool stuff! And your kitty looks exactly like my Josie! I wouldn't have resisted the luggage either! Thumbs up.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading the entry and scrollin' down then page and then hey! there's my name! I wonder why?

Oo I won a tracing wheel - awesome!


I am also totally jealous of your hand mixer. I tried to beat egg whites/sugar into "stiff peaks" by hand this week - did not go so well.

Anonymous said...

Golly what a lovely haul of goodies! That zoo fabric is fabulous!

julie (jane's apron) said...

orange + suitcases = perfect

Anonymous said...

You know, I thought I was having a bad morning, then I saw that smiling hippo. Thank you!

Grace said...

Awesome finds! And so colorful too!

Anonymous said...

The mixer! I've been looking for a hand mixer...several years ago I decided I didn't need mine and gave it away. What was I thinking? That I'd haul out my stand mixer every time? What a mistake that was. I hope to find a new old one in a color as cool as that blue!

sulu-design said...

There will be no commentary on my lateness in commenting...
The mixer is great, and I love the reason that it needed to be replaces. And another book?!? My, oh my, you are one prolific lady!

belvedere beads said...

is there anything better than used loot? i heart thrifting.

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