Monday, May 3, 2010

Thrifting awesomeness

Tonight I headed to a thrift store called Unique Thrift. I think that it is probably the largest thrift store that I have ever been to. (My sister would have been in heaven) I was on the hunt for things to use in my art journaling. This class (check it out here) that I am taking really has spurred me to think outside the box. I am loving it sooo much. I thought that I would blog and share some of my finds from tonight's thrifting adventures and some of the plans that I have for them because I am quite excited.

Tip #1 - The linen section of a thrift store is a GREAT place to find vintage fabric:

I am pretty sure that this print has been in my family at some point in time. It just looked so familiar to me. Perhaps my mom or grandma can help me out on this one. I have really grand plans for this fabric, not only in art journaling but also in transforming an old pair of jeans into a skirt (more to come on that one).

Tip #2 - Great place to find cheap puzzles:

For some strange reason I have really been wanting a puzzle, but have found that they are actually quite expensive. I found this way cute puzzle for $.99. Awesome!

This book came with a few others but it is definitely my favorite. The pictures are so cute. I plan on cutting it up and using it for my journal. Can't wait to have a journal prompt that is worthy.

Just some seam binding and trimmings, but I was looking on Etsy today for just this sort of thing. The green trimming is my favorite. I LOVE it and can't wait to use it.

So there you have it. I have rediscovered the thrift store. Ah, such wonderful things to be found. And tonight my purchases were all an additional 25% off. I have a feeling I will regularly be checking out Unique Thrift on Mondays. Oh happiness :)

1 comment:

  1. You found all that trim at the thrift store??? Kristel and I went to the thrift store so I could find journaling stuff too! And, you should find some puzzle glue, paint the puzzle and frame it. It's so cute! :)


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