Thrifty Finds

I volunteer at the Kuakini Hospital Thrift Store, as it reopen after being closed for about 8 months because of COVID. It so much fun being there looking all the fun thing that are donated to the shop. Here are few goodies that I found today as I straighten up the shelves in between customers

Many of these I wanted but I just have no more space at the house. I may pick up the banana coin purse next week because some needs to have it.

What I did come home with: a vintage yukata (a summer cotton kimono) for the fabric. I think I will turn this into a top and maybe a couple of totes.

And a bright happi coat (a short jacket that is worn during festivals) because of fabric outside and lining. It will make a nice winter time coat.

Thrifting for repurpose, redo #3

I hope the “third time’s the charm” comes true as this is my third time trying to post this. I’m starting from scratch deleted what was left of the post. I’ll try and keep is short.

I went out thrifting on President’s day, looking for fabric and yarn for my inventory for my Etsy shop (opening in March). Yarn selection was a bust, just a bunch of bland acrylic yarn. But in my roaming for a good deal, I spied a knitted top hanging at the end of the ladies dresses.

“Hmmm. This looks interesting.” as I walked up to it.

The frogging (knitting term for ripping out) begins

It looked hand knitted but had a Free People tag. It was linen, cotton, and rayon blend yarn of worsted weight. It was unravelling at the shoulder strap and I guess that what it got put back on the rack. Unravelling is good sign as I just want the yarn and would be taking it apart. The price was $8.49, less than one skein of this type of yarn and I probably get at three skeins worth.

In the end I bought it for $8.49 plus 25% off because of President’s day and good 360+ grams of yarn.

By the way, I google this top and it was originally selling for $148. I think I got a good deal, don’t you think.

Thrift store projects: 70s table cloth

Posting this to set my intentions with my purchase and not become a hoarder. Love the crazy goldenrod and brown print. This small table cloth was handmade with a light handprinted backing was speaking to me as I was working this Saturday at the shop. One the hazards of volunteering at a thrift store. Thinking of turning it into a tote with some hand quilting on it. Keep you post on the progress.