Monday, February 23, 2009

I love thrifting!


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Originally uploaded by thechickswithsticks.

I totally scored Friday night when I went to Value Village.
Here, I have never found a store with amazing deals like my sister can get at Goodwill--but this was exciting for me. (this is a flickr picture--click on it to go to flickr to see my notes)

I like reading blogs. I read a-lot of blogs (I have 255 feed in my bloglines). Some of those update every day, some every few months). I read a few in the morning, a few at naptime and a few at night. Some are rss feeds for etsy stores--so I click over to look at the pretty yarns/rovings/whatever.

I have loved reading the blogs of crafty mamas over the years. (that's 5 different links) (and another knitter/sewer/thrifter) Knitters/spinners/dyers/sewers/artists/photographers--they all have their unique touch and I love seeing what they can do.

Inspired by Soulemama--I want to take those vintage sheets and make pajama pants. I want to learn sewing techniques but dont' have $$$ to buy fabric (and my huge garbage bag of scrap fabrics and quilt tops that I got from freecycle accidentally got thrifted to our local shop--ugh).

Hubby thinks the prints are weird--and they sort of are--but I like them.

I foudn many more that I wanted--but had to restrain myself.

Now I just need to get my sewing machine back in proper order (bottom tension is messed up and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it--I've changed the tensions settings over and over)..and then I can get crafty.



7 comments:

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Love those Mary Janes!

Jadielady said...

Hehe I also love those brown mary janes! I have a pair very similar, they're perfect for showing off handknit socks.

Janna said...

VV Boutique - my favourite store. I think I shall return soon...

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Chicks w Sticks,

The tension on the bottom or bobbin should be on the bobbin holder with a small screw. Tighten or loosen small amounts at a time as needed.

That should fix the troubles.

Let me know if it worked.

Sincerely, Lady Euphoria

m. said...

Yo lady! I nominated you for a KreativeBlogger Award!! Details on my blog. :)

The Mad Crafter said...

Thrift shopping is a amazing way to spend the afternoon! My husband and I will hit the road for the day and travel all over the Niagara region just looking for that one (hopefully more) awesome find(s)!

Enjoyed reading your blog!
Maddalena - the mad crafter

PS; ah it's a 4 day weekend coming up......kids at home!
Time to get our the craft bin and get them busy!

The Mad Crafter said...

Thrift shopping is a amazing way to spend the afternoon! My husband and I will hit the road for the day and travel all over the Niagara region just looking for that one (hopefully more) awesome find(s)!

Enjoyed reading your blog!
Maddalena - the mad crafter

PS; ah it's a 4 day weekend coming up......kids at home!
Time to get our the craft bin and get them busy!