So I thought it would be fun since on mondays I do the Monday Moodboard, to also do "thrifty finds" post each week (or most weeks).. that kept in theme with the color scheme of our Monday Moodboard. This week was a Garden Popply theme (shown here) . I think normally I will do it earlier in the week, so that ON friday I can show you what I made with the finds.. but this week it's gonna be today!
I love shopping at thrift shopping! I love antique stores (though most are way to pricey for me), I love going to garage sells.. and I love love love second hand stores. Yesterday My husband and I had to take a trip to our local thrift store to drop off 8 boxes of clothes, toys and bedding that we cleaned out my three youngest boys' room last Saturday. (I can't even believe they still have stuff left in their room but they do.. 8 boxes! Crazy!!!). While we ben was dropping off the boxes, I of course had to make my contribution to the establishment and buy something (you can't go away empty handed.. if you are going to donate.. you always have to buy.. isn't that the rule? lol).
This first find is a set of classes I got.. $.25 cent each.. not too shabby . They had 6 of them, I only bought four.. hum.. don't know what I was thinking.
This next find is a totally cool vintage basket.. in gold (yes gold.. its coming back in.. didn't you know?) that I got for $1.00. You might ask if I am going to "restyle" it.. and the answer is nope! I actually seriously love it the dirty gold color.Yum!
The last set of finds were some cool books (some vintage, some I just loved the colors of them). Books are great for alot of things: you can stack them on a shelf, you can use them for height and interest when taking pictures, but the reason I bought them was to use them on my art. LOVE using book sheets as background on my art. The books were $.25 to $1.00 each. I also picked up this dang cute corderouy dress. It might need a project restyle.. not sure, haven't tried it on yet. BUT if it doesn't fit, I thought it would make really cute pillows for my couch! If I do, I will let you know ;). The dress cost me$ .75 cents! SERIOUSLY!! They were having a bargain basement sell, where anything you can fit into a bag, cost you $4.00. I got this dress, 2 suits jackets to make purses out of, a red candy strip dress (I think I will restyle into an apron) and a sweater. $4.00 bucks for all of that! Great deal!
I love the thrifty finds I found this week! I also found some awesome stuff for next weeks Moodboard theme.. oh I can't wait to share!
Well last friday on Project Restyle, when I showed you how to make a bag out of a man's suit coat, (shown here), I also promised you that this week I would giveaway a bag I recently made. It's also perfect for this week because it's bright bold colors.
I made this bag originally for me (hence the gazillion pockets). I measured out my wallet, my phone, my sunglasses case, my lipstick.. you name it, I made a pocket for it.
I also used alot of fun prints on this! Florals, text, zebra, dots..
I love peekaboo prints.. prints that are differnt on one side from the other. The outside of the handles are the green zebra and the inside are a black floral print.
I used the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern for this, and after the bag was finished, it was just bigger than I expected it to be (I even scaled down the pattern by like a third!). I tried using it once and it was just too big for everyday use ( but it would be perfect for traveling or someone taller than 5' 2" tall! lol)! So it has sat, unused hanging up in my studio.. ready for a loving home.
If you would like to have a chance of this purse finding it's way to you.. simply post on today's blog post about what inspires YOU? Can't wait to hear! I will announce a winner Monday!