Monday, July 5, 2010

Op Shopping Finds

Well this is my 2nd blog. So much to learn and work out how to set it up. I have been inspired to start going to Op shops and finding resources there. On Friday I went and had a look. The very first time I have done this, after looking at all these sites about re-purposing different things and it was like I was seeing the world from whole different perspective. I found some really wonderful things and I think I will be making lots of trips in the future to these little treasure troves.

I think these pillows would make perfect pillow case dresses.
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I love this pattern on the doona cover. I can't wait to see what creations I can come up with.

I looked up Mary Smith when I got home and found out Mary Smith is Enid Gilchirst's sister-in-law.
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Was really happy to find these vintage patterns for $0.20 each.
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I love these craft magazines cause the come with inserts that have different shapes and pictures you can trace around that you could use for appliqué.

I was really excited to find this book because it teaches you how to draft your own patterns. I have started to look into drafting patterns which I learned how to do when I went to TAFE when I was 18. I started and nearly finished a Cert III in Clothing Manufacture. I just wish I had taken advantage of the opportunity when I had it. It just goes to show you need to take advantage of every situation you are in cause you never know whether you can use it in the future.
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All up this and a few other things cost me only about $15. I was pretty happy with that.

1 comment:

  1. I just love what you can find at op shops. One off pieces that no one else will have. Please post what you decide to make with your finds. I am planning to hit the vintage stores this week actually and I too will post what I find so be sure to visit my blog

    peace, love and fashion




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