Tuesday, May 22, 2007

thrift finds

Yesterday I went out to the thrift store so I could make amends with it for disappointing me lately. I walked out with some great finds. There were three huge packs of assorted seam/hem binding, but I ended up just leaving with two. I couldn't justify buying all three. In just two packs, look at how much there was.



I also found these cute sheets. I've been using these as linings for my bags as it is much more economical than using some of my other fabrics. Anyway, I've realized I have way too much vintage/thrifted seam binding, more than I could ever use in a lifetime. I also have a lot of sheets & fabrics too that it is starting to feel overwhelming. I was thinking of maybe putting packs together of the seam binding, buttons, and maybe some fat quarters of the sheets/fabric. If I put these on etsy, would anyone be interested in them?

These will soon probably become candles as well. I am always able to find the best teacups at my thrift store. I seriously don't know where they all come from!



Speaking of teacups, remember these? Well they'll be going into my store as well. I bought them awhile ago, but I haven't figured out what to do with them. I absolutely love, love them, but they're just taking up room in my small workspace. So, if you love them as much as I do, hop on over to the store.


And much thanks to Ms. Rebecca of Thrifty Goodness. She was my very first etsy customer. How exciting it was to see that I actually sold something! I also want to thank all of you that have given me the encouragment to open one and the good wishes for my store!

Ok.. enough etsy talk for now. Tomorrow I promise it'll be something other than etsy and scrappy bags!




9 comments:

Karyn said...

Great sheets! I love the prints! I think little packages would sell great on Etsy. Give it a try!!

Mary said...

Katie, I never have your kind of luck when it comes to thrifting. I think I must find new thrifting grounds to plunder.

Anina said...

Oh, yes, I think little packages of goodies will sell like sweetcakes. Go for it!

Leigh Ann said...

I love the idea of sheets as liners. So green. So thrifty.

I love the idea of little sewing packages on etsy. I need to check your shop out. Love everything I'm seeing here.

Cheers! LA

Heidijayhawk said...

good grief katie! you have so much more luck with thrifting than i do. i go continuously, just never find quite what i want!

LeeAnn said...

Great thrift finds. I need to get back in the thrift store saddle. And congrats on your first sale!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

I haven't been thrifting all week! Can you believe it?! I'm such a slacker.... LOL

lera said...

You are a lucky thrifter. I'm coming down!!

kirsten said...

oh, man, i am always looking for bias/trim! lucky you!