It's a day of celebration for sure. We are celebrating my 6th anniversary of my 20th birthday. It's a good day. I didn't have to work today so I headed into town to find some beads to finish up some necklaces I had planned. I also hit a thrift store and an old "antique" place. The antique place is really just an old building piled full of junk. Lots of sorting and searching must take place to find something good.
I did find a box of half finished sewing projects and came home with a few good fabric prints. The following is a handful of fabric samples from a special order only fabric rack.
The receipt in the bag dates the circle fabric to 1984. Not too terribly long ago, but then again I was 3 years old. In the top right corner you'll see a blue and white print. That is actually an old flour sack! Score 10pts for me! I love coming home with stuff like that. It has some discoloration but I hope a good soaking will take care of that.
I was also surprised by a couple of my fellow bloggers who were kind enough to think of me on my birthday!
Lindsey made me one of her very beautiful necklaces. I am wearing it today. If you would like to get yourself an early (belated) birthday present, you can find these here.
And my lovely Canadian crafter/author/blogger Ann-Margret sent me two different fabric prints. I think I'll be making some fabric headbands out of these.
But it wasn't all fun and games today. I did set up another photo shoot and added some items to my Etsy shop. (Who am I kidding? Photo shoots are FUN!) This pincushion fabric came from a vintage apron I picked up a few days ago. I altered it to become an apron to tie around the waist and have just the right amount of fabric leftover to make a pincushion. You'll never get another one like it!
I thought since this is my birthday that I would do a little give-a-way! I'll throw in some of those fabric remnants I found today and a few other odds and ends like vintage buttons. You'll have to make sure to wash the fabric when you get it. I'll pick 2 names my next post. But who knows when that will be. Just leave a note!