Saturday, March 28, 2009

Some opping and some sewing

I've mentioned before that my work is around the corner from 4 op shops. I had a chance yesterday to pop into a couple in my lunch break. First stop was Vinnies, which was abuzz with people, but had no fabric. Inspired by this post, by the ever creative Kathleen of Grosgrain, I am desperate to do a wardrobe refashion... but I couldn't find anything with potential.

So off to Lifeline I went, and for $10, I got all of this! Hooray! There is about a metre and a half of each of these. I love the dog knit and am cooking up a plan for it. I lurve the purple floral almost too much to do anything with. 

We are off to a picnic party for lunch for 3 young ladies turning 25 (now that's efficient partying, no?). I made these 3 artsy clutches from Bend the Rules sewing. I have now made 5 of them for gifts, and I still want one. I made so many mistakes on these uber easy-to-make items. Lots of chuckling to myself and shaking my head at my own stupidity. I guess that's a risk factor in Friday night sewing.

Oh and thank you to everyone who has entered my giveaway. I was so nervous about that post. I though how sad it would be if no-one wanted the prize... so thanks for your encouragement and enthusiasm! I will do a draw tomorrow afternoon. So there is still time to enter!


Madeline said...

Nice finds! And, what adorable little bags!

Loz and Dinny said...

hey Bek! Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement! I truly feel so much more ... well balanced! Now - red socks - these ones are Bonds ... but they are not meant to be long ones - I just pull them up ... struggle finding long socks too ... but I just love them