Monday, March 14, 2011

Books, Owls, Fabric and more

*Hmmm* It has taken me awhile to make this post. I sort of just kept buying stuff and my brain would say (I will blog about it later) But now it's time to actually get it done.*lol *

Last week at Salvation army I spotted 3 owl necklaces hanging up on the wall behind the cash till. I asked if I could take a look at them. The lady told me they just came in. I didn't have much cash on me so I could only buy 2.
This one cost me $2 I have already worn it once and adore it. I love the way its tail flaps back and forth.

This big one with the yellow eyes was $4. It is dang heavy!! I think I will wear it a few times and then sell it. Although I am not sure.. I tend to become attached to things easily. *hahah*

The other I was not able to get was also $4 it was gone the next day when I went back. It was a silver tone owl standing on a branch with blue enamel eyes. Although I am sure its new owner is enjoying the heck out of it so I guess its okay.

On Saturday I went to hospice thrift store where I found two books on sewing.

One is from 1960 the other 1943. I want to read these from front to back. They look so interesting and informative. Best of all they were $1.50 each. I just adore the pictures and stuff. Here is a little of what's inside.

In my last post I told you all I had ordered some vintage wrap skirt patterns. They have arrived and I went and picked out my fabric for the first one I will attempt. It is a reversible wrap here is what the pattern looks like.

And here is the two fabrics I chose.

The top fabric is black it just looks a little weird because of the sun hitting it.

I really like the bottom fabrics design.. as soon as I saw it I was reminded of a dandelion gone to seed.

I will start to attempt this sometime this week. It is supposed to be easy... the lady at the fabric store told me I should be able to do it no problem. But how would she know about the troubles I could cause while running a electric machine?!