The girls love me to take them to Camille's nearby in Old Town Spring. She has lots of antique china, jewelry, and clothing, as well as painted shabby chic furniture, picture frames, etc. it's hard to put a finger on, but it's a lovely place to wander. Camille herself loves it when we come in … Continue reading Vintage clothing shopping
Flopsy wanted to go antiquing for her 16th birthday, so that's what we did. First we hit up a nearby antique mall... Then we went to a vintage store specializing in painted furniture and vintage clothes (and various and sundry other things)... And here are some of the finds:
Yesterday I had to run to Kroger for something that Walmart didn't have. On the way in I admired the lovely colors of the plants and pumpkins on display in conjunction with the deep blue sky. It finally felt a little like fall. On the way out I couldn't help lingering a bit and even … Continue reading Mums
I went to the grocery store today (there was a decent pause in the rain). Two quick notes about that: 1. My sister tipped me off on a coupon-type app for your phone. I have never been good at coupons. Not enough time, I hate printing out online coupons only to get to the store … Continue reading Groceries, etc.
I went to the thrift store yesterday and found these two skirts. Neither will fit any of us but the fabric was great! Look at the way they coordinate! I'm going to use some of each to make a dress for Miss Moppet and the rest will turn into quilt fabric. (c: Even the pattern … Continue reading Thrifty Fabric
I have absolutely nothing to show for this Wednesday's knit-along! I made six white cotton knitted washcloths for Mother's Day (three for my mother, three for my mother-in-law) and wrapped them up with some yummy soap, but I completely forgot to take pictures. Ah well. I remembered as I was walking into the door of … Continue reading Renovations
25 weeks today! Yay! 🙂 I have an appointment with ultrasound in 2 weeks and I hope nothing happens before then. (Nothing should.) I made some diaper covers/soakers out of an old fleece jacket that wasn't otherwise salvageable. They're small but will be good for a newborn. Out of some of the scrap I cut … Continue reading Baby Stuff Updates
A few days ago I picked up a few onesies and things from the thrift store for $.25 each. I had found a tutorial online for making nightgowns out of them and thought it would be fun to try. I really like nightgowns because it makes diaper changing (especially at night) much easier. Plus they're … Continue reading Thrift Store Onesies/Shirts to Infant Nightgowns
I saw some photos of preemies wearing cloth diapers online. That's when I decided I'd better make some smaller ones. Yesterday at the thrift store I saw some faded flannel receiving blankets...marked $2 each!! Outrageous! I told the lady there that they were WAY overpriced and she let me have them for a quarter apiece. … Continue reading Prefolds are easy!
Some time ago at our church yard sale I picked up a dozen or so groups of wool strips to be used in rug hooking. I don't hook rugs (please...don't get me started on another craft!!!) but those wool strips just looked too darn useful to pass by. (That's the problem with a lot of … Continue reading Winter Quilted Throw