This weekend I went out on the town with two other girlfriends in search of thrift store finds. I simply love finding useful items for cheap. And I am always on the lookout for great fabric to reuse including cashmere sweaters.
I have been searching for a few household items every time I visit a thrift store. One of those items is a white gravy boat. And lookie! I found the perfect one! For $1!!! I also scored some yarn balls for $.10 each and some vintage fabric ribbon ($.35). And you'll notice the lovely cotton sweater($1.50) they are sitting on. It's rather large and I intend to make a pillow out of it for my living room. I was attracted to its texture. I can't wait to start that project.
I also found a great selection of fabric's and wool sweaters. I have had a 9 patch quilt in mind for years and when I found the light blue floral patterned full flat sheet ($1) I knew I found the backing I was looking for. There is a dark blue paisley patterned pillow case ($.50), 2 yards of a creamsicle delight fabric ($1), and one white cashmere sweater ($1.50) that I already felted and cut apart to make a pillow for a bridal shower coming up. You can see the coordinating flower I made from the sleeves to attach when finished. In the background you'll notice two more felted sweaters ($4 each). They are the heaviest wool sweaters I have ever handled. They are both made in Ireland and I know one brand, Blarneys, is quite popular and expensive. I'll keep these around until inspiration strikes.