Monday, October 11, 2010

Thrifty Treasures

For $2 I found this all wool vintage sweater with ducks pulling on a worm...I was excited to see a wool sweater with a cool design like this...
I can't wait to see what this looks like after it is felted, it is in the dryer right now!
 For $1 I picked up seven different colors of wool yarn, which felts beautifully and is great colors, perfect for making flowers and leaves.
 I have been looking for a large plain-ish wooden frame for a chalkboard, this one was only $1!
And these vintage chenille jammies got my attention.  I just bought the pair for the fabric for a mere $2. 
The pants are huge (so lots of fabric) and there is a really cool wild glitter button to boot!
I was happy to find another vintage frame, a bit banged up but it is wooden and I have the perfect project for it...I paid $2 for the frame.
Great detail!
And the picture is a watercolor painting, kind of a neat at-sea scene.


Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

I have a friend who felts wool and I have been with her when she has come across a "find"! I know really good ones can be few and far between. I hope the duck sweater turns out just as you hope!
I'm visiting form Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
Have wonderful week!

Sherrie said...

I do that all the time. I buy cheap clothing for the fabric. I have made so many pillows out of old skirts. Thank you for sharing.

X said...

That sweater is adorable! I love your thrift store finds.
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Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

You sure ended up with some marvelous finds! Well done. I would love to know how to "felt". If you ever do such a tutorial, I sure would love to learn.

Ruth said...

Just popping in from the Tuesday hop. Great blog and awesome thrift store finds! I'm now following. Stop by when you get a chance!

living well, spending less

Pain SUX said...

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Anonymous said...

Cute sweater. I hope it comes out like you want it. Funny, but when I go to thrift stores I don't have much luck. Maybe I don't have the eye for seeing the gold in the mud. Smiles.

Amanda Tempel said...

Hi There!

Stopping by from Tuesday Tag Along! I was already following you, but I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder to feel free to join in my blog hop, Wobble Over Wednesday. It's a great way to make new friends and get new blog followers :)

Hope to see you there!
-Amanda T

Oh, and btw, Great Finds! The other day I went to the Thrift Store, and everything (-books) was 50% off,So I got an old sewing machine for my grandma, only $15!