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I did some more thrift shopping this weekend, Goodwill had their $.99 clothing sale and I just couldn’t resist.  I always check the kids clothes, although since the new CSPCA laws passed there is never anything good.  I noticed this top right away, it was very colorful and odd.  When I looked at it closer I couldn’t believe the pattern.

thrifted fabric(Yeah, I already ripped it apart.)  Look closely, there are Russian nesting dolls, Russian buildings, cabbage roses and woven rug patterns.  The fabric is almost like a photo and to top it all off it is velour!!!

thrifted fabric detail

Sadly the tags had been cut out, so I have no idea what brand or even what size this top was.  The good news is I have enough for three zippered pouches. 

So what do you guys think, is this a treasure or am I a bit weird?  Does anyone recognize this fabric, where is it from?

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Yesterday I stopped at the Goodwill that near my house, I hadn’t been there before, it’s a smaller store, but it really nice and everything is sorted/arranged very well.  It must have been my lucky day, I found all sorts of treasures!

The one is my favorite, this beautiful cut paper (???) picture, I snatched it up the moment I saw it.thrifted pic

It is really hard to photograph, the glass gives crazy reflections!  Here’s a better detail shot.thrifted pic detailI got all other sorts of stuff, clothes to recon, a purse, some shoes, and some extra special stuff for the 13 Days of Halloween Swap.  There was also some great chairs from the 70’s that were in great shape(I bet they spent their lives covered in plastic), I may have to go back for those.

Here’s a preview of what I’ll be working on next week.  All this stuff is getting repainted.DOD AngelsI also have a big weekend ahead of me, it’s time for Little Miss to get here own room and I need to paint everything, including the ceiling.  The kids are spending the night at my Parents house, so hopefully I will accomplish a lot, see you next week! 

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I finished my back patch and got is sewn on yesterday. I really like how it turned out although I may have gotten a little carried away with the rhinestones and glitter paint on the mouth.

Once everything dried I carefully cut around the design and ironed some lightweight interfacing on to the back and sewed it on to the coveralls that I bought at my local thrift store. I altered the coveralls by cutting off the sleeves and then dying them with RIT dye in the washing machine. I used one package of purple and one package of red.

I know it looks kind of crooked in the picture, but it really is straight. They are surprisingly comfortable and I think they will make great studio attire that I won’t be ashamed to leave the house in.

I’m thinking that the front needs something, like a name patch. I may make one that says “crafty”. Anyone have any ideas?

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I went to my local thrift store today and found some great deals! All their coats were free and I found a very nice faux sheep skin coat that fit me perfectly and it’s machine washable. Here’s everything that I bought, can you believe that I only spent $3.75?

I also found a great pair of coveralls, I have big plans for them, I’m going to cut the arms off and paint a vintage tattoo flash design on the back similar to this. They had some really nice children’s books, there are ten of them. Most of them are board books and they’re all in almost new condition.There are also two vintage floral pillowcases and these fake wood sparrows.When I saw them I thought wow, wouldn’t those look great painted like this clip art. I’m hoping that the wind dies down so I can spray prime them today. I love thrift store shopping, you never know what you’ll find.

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I found this at my local thrift store today. I have been looking for tea cups to make a pincushion like this, but I haven’t been able to find anything that I like until today.

This thing is tiny! It’s going to make the cutest little pincushion, maybe I’ll just keep needles in it.

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