I scored a serious jackpot at yard sales over the weekend. The first treasure I came across was two curtains made out of Amy Butler wallflower fabric! The person simply cut off the selvages and sewed on two sides - so making the fabric usable is going to be very easy. It ended up being four yards for $2!
I also found an awesome sewing table for $25. The person had bought it a year ago and hadn't used it. When I came to the sale, another lady was hemming and hawing about buying it and I was just waiting with anticipation to see what her decision would be. I almost waited until she had left (she was indicating that maybe she'd come back at the end of the day) - but I finally said, "I don't want to interfere or make anyone feel bad, but I am happy to buy it." The other customer seemed relieved and wasn't put out at all.
The only person who ended up feeling a little put out was my husband. He didn't appreciate returning from an hour plus drive after a somewhat sleepless night camping with our three year old son to go to a yard sale to pick up an item he felt I didn't really need. I tried to show him what a good deal it was - it's still on sale at Joann's and was $162 over the weekend- but I am not sure if that did the trick. Oh well - I have to say that I am thrilled. It's the kind of thing that I never would've splurged on at the store but I LOVE it! And my previous sewing table was on loan. Here it is in my sewing space:
I also picked up this gorgeous hand-embroidered pillowcase for $1. I love stuff like this!
Lastly, I finally found a cotton dress for Charlotte that I will eventually cut up to make her birth announcement wall-hanging (like this one that I made for her brother.) So many cute clothes are made out of material that you wouldn't want to sew with and/or it might be too pricey or cute to ruin eventually. I also had to find something with pink in it. I finally found this at Kohl's and with a few sales in my favor, it came home with me for only $4. Booya! Next time you see that plaid - it will probably be as pieced hexagons.
Thanks for reading!