Thursday, June 29, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 45

This lamb is so adorable.

McDonald’s clown toy—not exactly sure who would want to play with this…

This Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head kit is just silly.

There’s nothing particularly interesting about this Pigmania game packaging. I just took a photo of it because I remember playing this game as a child.

This vintage Stratego game is awesome (and was in good condition). I like the packaging…but I just didn’t need it.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bed Sheet Culottes

I had to alter my culottes pattern, so I wanted a fabric that I could use as a muslin to test my alterations. Culottes require quite a bit of fabric, so I bought a bed sheet from a thrift store (and thus had an ample amount of fabric to work with).

I didn’t run into any issues sewing this pattern; it was pretty simple. It uses buttons for closures, rather than a zipper. And it has pockets—which is awesome. The culottes took me a bit of time to finish them (as I slowed slowly here and there during the weekends). And overall, I’m satisfied with the results. I’d like to try this pattern again with a heavier fabric, and perhaps one of the different versions of it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thrifted for $13.48

I got this black shin-length skirt for $6.99. It’s originally from Korea, and I liked the cut of it and the decorative stitching around the waist. However, I did not like the two buttons on the front, so I removed them.

I also got this teal top for $3.99. I’m a bit annoyed because I think it shrunk (even though I followed the washing directions). It feels tighter than it ought to—and had it felt this way in the store, I would not have bought it.

Finally, I got this black boat neck long sleeve shirt for $2.50. It’s not an exciting purchase, but a pragmatic one.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 44

While I have a Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, this one for juniors is pretty adorable.

This English in Action cover is awesome.

And I love the vintage look of this atlas.

This Wildlife Portfolio book cover is so cute.

And this bloopers cover is just amusing.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 43

These two tins are awesome—I love the design and color of both.

I really liked this leather purse and thought about buying it (it was only $3). I liked the stitching design and the chain—it was just so cute. But I knew if I bought it I would probably never use it since I despise moving the items from one purse to another.

This blue glass was adorable—very 1960s.

This serving tray was pretty cute.

And I like these wooden crates.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thrifted for $4.99

I got a tin and bed sheet for $3.99. This Premium cracker tin is awesome.

I thought I could turn this bed sheet into a pair of culottes. It’s not a color or pattern I would normally wear, but it feels very summery.

And then I got a garlic press and two spice tins for $1.