Sunday, June 03, 2007

Treasures Galore--Prepare to drool!

So, the other day I was down in my craftroom, trying to accomplish something--and nothing was going right! Ever have that? Kept dropping things, couldn't make fabric decisions (kept looking at all the fabric and just couldn't make a definitive decision on which combo to use!), and making rookie mistakes (sewed the fabric together one right-side-up and the other wrong-side-up!).

Instead of driving myself even more crazy, I thought I should go and take a drive--you know, get out of the house for a while! It was a gorgeous day and I hopped in the car and took off. Well, I stopped and got an ice cream cone from Dairy Queen (you know my day started getting better from that moment on, LOL!) Then I went by a cute little quilt shop and decided to pop in and see if they had any new stuff in---well, guess what?? BIG fat quarter sale! Yeah! Got myself a nice little stack, as you can see in the top picture!

Then, happy as a little lark, I got back in my car and headed out some more. Cruising along I spotted one of my favorite shops in the world--this fun second-hand furniture shop which is also chock full of knick knacks, vintage china, and crafty stuff that the owner finds at estate sales and stuff. As soon as I walk in the door, she is grinning at me like the Cheshire Cat!
"What's up with you?" I asked her, chuckling. "Wait till I show you what I have --I've been waiting for you!"
AND then she brings out this great big vintage hat box that is chock full of buttons!
"You get first dibs on this." she told me!
So I ended up spending the next half and hour happily playing with the buttons! Here's what I ended up with! I would have got more, but I spent half of my allowance at the quilt shop! Isn't it great!

So I went home all happy and inspired by my little jaunt! I put together this pretty red and white Goody Bag--complete with a pretty little drawstring bag to hold it all! Available in my Etsy shop. Check out those cute little Dutch Girl buttons (a little something from my new stash!) and that cute red pom pom fringe!


Jenn Maruska said...


Lucky you! I esp. like the blue buttons you got - what fun! : )

She'sSewPretty said...

Looks like providence smiled on you! ? Good for you!

Pinky said...

Oh, my! What a lucky lady you are! Sounds like getting out of the house was just the thing to do. :)

Joni said...

Looks like button heaven to me! The fabrics you picked are fabulous too!

iSew said...

I am so jealous. I'm completely addicted to vintage buttons. Luckily there are several huge button shops in San Francisco. I'll have to go take a look now, you've inspired me.

Bonny said...

I knew I had to get out of the house more often! Great finds - totally envious ;)

suchprettycolors said...

oh, sounds like a nice day... :)

Jenni-Raie said...

i like that bird below.

BUT i like your finds too! how delicious of a day.. that's GREAT! i woudl love to venture into shops like you did! we don't have a quilt sohp in town though. we do have a yarn shop!

Amy said...

OOOH! I love your button find!!!! I have some of my Grandma's bakelite buttons. I treasure them!
What a good day you had. I'm jealous.


Oooh You Really hit the Jack Pot!
Love the Fabrics!
Wonderful Blog too :o)

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