Tuesday Treasures!

Time to show of some treasures! Did you find, make, or buy anything this week that came from a thrift store/garage sale, your own two hands, or a Made-in-the-USA vendor?

I made the garage sale circuit this weekend in search of a Christmas tree pole/stand to use to make a dress form, a la Threadbanger. I didn’t find one, but I did score some nice treasures. My friends will tell you that I’ve sworn off buying more fabric until I’ve used up more of what I have. However, I don’t think garage sale fabric counts. This week I found two yards of a yellow Robert Kaufman print called “Origami.” To me it looks like fireworks, so I used Simplicity 5581 to make some Fourth of July shirts for my boys.

It looks a little wonky in the pictures, since my son is holding it shut. I haven’t put the buttonholes or buttons on yet; I’m actually about to take all four of my kids to Jo-Ann’s to get some, God help me. 🙂

Apart from enough of that material to make two boys’ shirts, I found this at the same sale:

That print on the bottom is “Origami” in blue, and will hopefully become skirts for the girls if I can get it done before this weekend.

I discovered my final treasure at a “hoarder” garage sale on the way to church. You know those sales where you just can’t believe how much STUFF they have? I call those “hoarder” garage sales, and I love them. My oldest daughter picked out a Bratz sewing machine there, complete with a foot pedal and tiny little sewing kit. I know, I’m not terribly excited about the Bratz part, but I can always peel off the stickers if I decide I just can’t take it anymore.

So now you know what child labor looks like in my house. My daughter adores the little machine, and the little thing works decently. For her first project she made a little bag; she even picked out the fabric herself:

Well, that was my haul this week. Do you have anything to share? Last week I tried to use a linking widget for this feature, but I’ve found out since that wordpress does not allow/support/use/whatever certain link widgets. So, until I figure out how to get around that, feel free to show me any of your thrift/garage sale, homemade, or Made in the USA finds in the comments.

Thanks for visiting!


3 Responses to “Tuesday Treasures!”

  1. 1 Claudia Almandoz June 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    hello again! I´d love to share and post on your link party, but I´m used to blogspot and I can´t seem to figure out how to share any images in the comment area, help!

    • 2 everydaychaos June 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Claudia! I’m finding that wordpress is VERY restrictive; they won’t allow Mr. Linky, any javascript, or, as far as I know, images in the comments. I’m thinking about moving over to another blog I’ve had for awhile that uses WordPress software but isn’t WordPress.com. Apparently they’re different, and one allows much more than the other. It’s really disappointing. Anyway, I’d love it if you’d share a link to some pictures on your blog or on flickr. Otherwise, until I figure this out, I don’t know any way to let others display their pictures on my site. 😦

  2. 3 Melissa Howard July 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Great little sewing machine!! Yeah for your little girl!!

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