Friday, January 26, 2007

Thrifting & WIP's

Wow this cold has really been kicking my butt this week. I have basically done nothing but go home & crash every night this week.
On Wed. I mustered the energy to stop at Goodwill on the way home to see if I might find something for my partner Heidi in for the Pink & Brown swap. I did not. I did however find this fun stuff.

Seeing as I have been working on my shawl for nearly 2 years that spending .99 for this one was very justifiable. Not exactly period correct for the Victorian Era, but it will do.
Thrifted Shawl
Back of the shawl.
Thrifted Shawl - Back
I thought these were pretty cool & for $1.99 for both the valance & the curtain a steal! The fabric reminds me of barkcloth but the original packaging calls it sailcloth. They need a good soaking in some Oxy Clean but I think that they will come out great. I haven't decided to keep them as is, sell then on Ebay or use them to make some purses to sell in my sad empty Etsy shop. I am leaning toward the purses. Any suggestions?
Thrifted Vintage curtains
Some fun trims that will end up either on purses or costumes.
Thrifted Lace & ribbon

Never fear Heidi I am heading out tomorrow to one of my favorite antique stores to try my luck there.

So I have a couple WIP’s this week.

First up is the “wedding outfit”. Nothing but deciding on fabric & cutting out the pattern was accomplished this week. So I must get working on it this weekend. I decided on the sleeveless crossover. I am going to use a crepe backed satin for the skirt, because I don’t have enough of the pinstripe to cut it on the bias. After talking with Judi & Mom they both felt that it was probably important to the design for it to be cut on the bias in order to lay right. So be it. I am toying with the idea of using the velvet ribbon on the crossover edges as well as the velvet ribbon with a beaded sating ribbon on it at the empire waist. I don’t have enough of the beaded ribbon to use it on the crossover as well as the waist. Also I am not sure it might be too ribbon if used on both places. I’ll have to see as I go along I think.

My next WIP is my half finished Indygo Junctions Cosmo bag. I have fabric left over from the “Amber Joy” bag & I was trying to decide what to do with it. I need a new “winter” bag & hadn’t decided on what to make yet. I think that it is going to be really cute once it is finished. The skull fabric will be the lining. So the bottom piece is the flap & you are looking at the inside of it.
WIP - Cosmo Bag
Have a great weekend everyone!


capello said...

that skull fabric is awesome!

have a good weekend too!

Heidi said...

Great finds! I think that thrifting for pink and brown items has turned out to be much harder than all of us expected--I know it has for me! I love that old fabric you found and think it would make really smart purses! Love Oxi-clean--I've got a tablecloth soaking in it right now. Feel better!

autum said...

Great thrif finds!
I'd love to see a purse in the curtain fabric.

Stacy said...

I hope you're feeling better soon! I love the thrift store finds

Raesha D said...

I agree - I think the sailcloth will make great purses!!

Sarah and Jack said...

I vote for purses. But, then again, I hate, hate selling things on Ebay.