Of all the things I found this weekend when we were "toy shopping" during the yard sales, I did find a couple of things for my sewing stash. I don't know what I love more, the fact that I am getting the items for nearly nothing, OR that most of the time, they are truely vintage and you can not just go and pick them up anywhere. I think I like the second part best.
My first purchase was a quilt bag full of misc sewing items. I could tell the guy that was selling it probably bought it with a "lot" and had no clue or care what was in it. I am sure for someone who has no interest, it looked like a bag of sewing "stuff". To me however, it was like a little treasure saying "you found me!" So with the huge bag of Misc and a few fabric pieces, I asked what he wanted for it. My magic number on the fabric and bag was around $3-$4 dollars. He said he would take $3 and I said SOLD! Its quite fun going through a bag of treasures, esp vintage treasures. Among the wonderful things I will picture, there were also brand new vintage fake eyelashes, shower rings, bells, pipe cleaners, and array of interesting things. The most exciting was the bias and Ric Rack. I am stocked for the rest of my life I think.
My second purchase was a little more costly, but was completely worth it. Got each of these "lots" for about $1.00 each. Amazing Trims~
Look at this vintage trim! It just makes my heart smile! Won't that be fabulous when I get it on a little dress for Livy ?
And Lace.....Black, White, Cream, Pink, Blue....all different widths and designs...
But My favorite of all the Lace.....and I think all of it in general.....
Isn't it Amazing? Can you even buy thick gorgeous lace like this anymore? (Well you probably can, but not for what I paid for it!)
I can't wait to see all the fun stuff I get to do with all these fabulous vintage trims! Now I just need to sit down and do something with it. My stock is growing faster than I am actually making things. Not to mention the bazillion bias tape ruffle bracelets I can make now. (tutorial to come, I haven't forgotten)
Hope you get out there and find something fantastic!
Until we meet again.... Stay Calm and Love Some Lace....