Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Today's Thrift Store Fabric Finds!

This is the gorgeous Goddess dress.

Karin over at Mary Jane's Farmgirl site has inspired me to try her wool sweater handbags. So I went to the local thrift happened to be Wacky Wednesday...and I found all of these 100% wool sweaters for less than $5 and I got the gorgeous vintage Goddess dress for fifty cents too!! I will look like Jackie O if I can ever lose the weight. Oh, well Andrea looks wonderful in it!! HEHEHEHEHE....Hey Nancy Jo, I bet you, you tiny thing, that you could wear it with style!!

I plan on shrinking the sweaters tonight and starting on the bags tomorrow. I'd like to have some to take in to work this weekend! You know, "Purses for Nurses!" *g*

Thanks for blogging with me today.

Oh, and here are the patterns for you Liz,

Oops, I think I got it in sideways....sorry!


Anonymous said...

Aunt George,
Can't wait to see how your purses come out. You got yourself some dandy sweaters there. How many times do you have to wash them to get them already to go?You are such a good sewer that I just know they are going to be real winners. Your purse for a nurse sounds like a really good idea.

auntgeorge said...

Hey Nancy Jo!! I am on the second washing so far. Two of them are felting nicely on the first wash, but three are going to be a bit tougher to felt. I put them back in the washer and then added scalding hot water from the kitchen via a pitcher. I think the first wash didn't get hot enough. I'll let you know how it goes. I think they will be really cute. One of them has apples on the back and the cute school scenes on the front. I might have to save that one and give it as a teacher gift at the end of the year.

Beemoosie said...

Can't wait to see those purses!

Final thoughts...

Thank you for visiting today. Feel free to sit for a spell and wander through my archives of sewing projects, aprons, original poems and stories, musings and vintage treasures. I really love guests in my home....and if you wish, leave me a comment so I will know you were here! AG