Tuesday, January 19, 2010

stitching & thrift store finds

Shea and the sweet neighbor from next door were bored on Saturday, so I got them distracted with a little stitching. It was fun to watch them work.   

I stopped by the thrift store today to check and see if they had any good sheets for quilting. I found this cute orange set, but I also found some other crafty goodness.

I could not resist this fun crewelwork set of a street in Montmartre. I adore Paris. See the dome of the Sacré Coeur peeking out there in the distance? The colors are 70's funky-fabulous! Wool thread and Belgian linen, all for $1.  

I must have stitching on the brain after Saturday, because I couldn't leave this one there either. The complete kit for just a dollar, circa 1972.

I never can pass up zippers or rick rack. Twenty-five cents a package.

And then there was this $2 grab bag. I wanted the sequins, but lucky me, I got the real (and really creepy) fur collar too! It's beautifully made, but icky. There's a handmade button in there, along with some snaps, bugle beads, and a bra strap extender.

But, I thought these turquoise sequins were beautiful. As are those pretty pale blue ones on the right.

I don't know what this little tool is. Any ideas? It was in the bag with the sequins, so I guess it's used for sequins?  I'll have to do a little research.


Unknown said...

Wow, you really made out well at the thrift shop. I have no idea whatsoever about that little gadget. Don't you just love when the kids get involved in crafting.

Pokey said...

What a lot of fun from your thrifty visit, and it's fun to watch the girls get into our love of creating. I 'tuned' in to see what the tool was, I guess I'll have to look back in later....

Kelly said...

Score! What store did you go to?

Claudia said...

I know this is pretty old (well, only a few months!), but did you ever find out what the blue tool was for? I'm just so curious!!