26 July 2012

Urban Picking v.2

 Last week I mentioned that I'm a sucker for thrifted fabrics, and I find a lot of them at The East Bay Depot of Creative Reuse.  I went and revisited my favorite store with Mr. Normally Original ( who uses his time there for calling his parents, very resourceful) this past weekend. I found some Ah-maxing stuff! Again! I also met the lady that sets up the fabric section, Diane. Super nice, and she says the word "y'all " with a southern accent. Immediately love her.



I found some great embroidery patterns from Jenni Hart of Sublime Stitching. I've been a fan of her patterns for a few years, so I was SO excited to find some that were previously loved!


Of course, I found some great new fabrics.

And there was this metal loom that may be the perfect present for some people we know, and  some great notions, and an extra that Diane threw in for me because "it seems to fit your style."


Can I tell you that the total was under $10.00. *jumps for joy*

I'm linking up with two lovely ladies this week, Harper's Happenings and The Blue Eyed Owl! Check out their awesome thrift adventures!


Onward urban thrifters. Go forth, and prosper.

7 comments :

  1. I've just recently started looking for fabric at thrift stores (I can't sew...but there are so many other uses!). stopping by from Harpers happenings! Feel free to link up on my Thrifting Thursdays.
    http://www.discoverystreet.net/2012/07/thrifting-thursdayssort-of.html

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    1. Yeah, I'm a little addicted to finding old fabrics now... ekk. Thanks for the link-up invite. Will head over there right now!

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  2. Thrift stores are my number one place to find fabric! Especially if you don't need more than a yard! Great finds!

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    1. They are the best! so much cheaper than the store.

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  3. Estate sales are also great for finding vintage fabrics for next to nothing!

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    1. I miss the estate sales at home! I'm rarely able to find one here that is not done by another company that ups the prices a lot. It's sad. :(

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  4. I just found this post and your blog via High on Thrifting Thursday. I looooove the fabrics you got. Like Helen said, estate sales are great for finding fabric for such a cheap cost. In my first thrifting post I found a couple different fabrics at estate sales and thrift stores. Glad to have stumbled on your blog!

    ~Aubrey
    Project Lovegood

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