Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oppy Finds!

I went to the local Salvo's warehouse the other day, inspired by lots of posts on the Crafty Mamas forum. I trawled through a big crate of manchester and found the following little treasures.
A lovely piece of red t-shirt material, a piece of musky pink fleece and a really nice deep rose pink piece of knit which feels like it might be a light jersey - it's heavier than the red though.

Then I found this old tablecloth which I will be transforming into a couple of aprons - one for me and one for one of my besties - we always reminisce about our mothers' seersucker tablecloths. I don't know about you but we had many in this style with these lovely colours!

I'm excited about this piece - cloud fabric! I'm thinking art smocks for my kids and perhaps some pyjamas. What do you think? It's a nice medium-weight cotton.

And these placemats - might become little wallets or handbags? They're a synthetic with lace edging.
I also got 4 or so pillow cases, another piece of pale pink crinkle cotton and two lovely white with lace edging table cloths (small) which will be making themselves into little dresses for my baby girl. How much you ask? For all of this . . . . . . $5!!!!!!!!!
I know - I was so excited you nearly had to strap me down! Then as we'd exchausted the manchester bin I found an UNOPENED game of baby 6-pin bowling - fabric pins and fabric ball. Still in a packet albeit the packet was damaged - $5! So I had to have it - will go to my new niece/nephew when they're born at Christmas.
The other bits I am going to photograph in a minute and then add here - the pillowcases were so cute! I then went to local lifeline this morning - got a few things but nowhere near as exciting! Will post pics of them later too.


Tracy said...

great finds :) Have fun

Crafty Mama said...

Woo hoo...what a fabbo lot of op shop booty!!

Taiche said...

Fantastic finds, I love the cloud fabric, what a gem!!

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