|Disclaimer:This is not where I walked this morning, this is where I went for a workshop one day this week for work. It was stunningly beautiful,and I thought you would like to see it|
On Saturdays I like to break loose (yes I am wild, crazy and bohemian) and instead of walking in the nature reservey area I normally walk in- walk to garage sales within a radius of my house. I know I know- what am I like??
Sometimes it's great; sometimes I have to walk back home and drive back to pick things up that are too big to carry; sometimes I only find rubbish.
This morning was an awesome morning!!
I have been crocheting bags for Christmas presents. I bought some lining for the ones for my Mum and sister in law, (Anne of Green gables fabric for my sister in law, and blue teapot fabric for my Mums bag- obviously she loves collecting teapots)
Actually it's not so much that she collects teapots, more that she is demented for teapots!
My parents house is filled to the brim with her tea pot and tea set collections, all behind glass of course. My dad collects antique swords, but he has to keep them downstairs!!
Anyway, I digress. I have been thinking that I will need to get motivated and start looking for fabric to line the bags with. I don't sew however, and just haven't got around to going to a material store yet.
You may guess where this is heading.
This morning, I went to a brilliant garage sale, with a lovely woman selling fabric for fifty cents a piece.
I went nuts!!!!
My absolute favourite piece was this one!!!
I don't know what this chap is doing but he certainly seems to be fond of those cats!
So many possible captions here
I ended up buying so much.....................
....much of which will be donated to my Mum, who in addition to collecting teapots like a madwoman, also is an amazing quilter. And sewer. She can also crochet. And knit I believe. I cannot do any of those things, except crochet!
Her attempting to teach an adolescent me to sew was the source of so many arguments.
And thus I cannot sew.
However I am faced with the issue of needing "someone" to sew the lining of the bags I have crocheted for people for Christmas.
So, I thought that donating much of this material to my mother may be a
Hopefully these adorable old fabrics will convince her not only that she has the kindest most thoughtful daughter in the world, but that it is her duty, and in fact she is lucky to be involved in helping me!!!
The other option is to do what Rosie at http://happylittlehippy.blogspot.com/2011/09/martha-stewart-crafted-flowers.html does, and have a mother/daughter craft day.
The only issue with that is that I am terrified Mum might try and teach me to sew again and we will end up not speaking again for the next fifty years!!!
So hopefully my awesome fabric bribe will do the trick
Obviously I am keeping the chap with the cats (how could one ever let him go??), and the tree material, oh and some will be used for the smallest one in our house
Hope everyone reading this has a fantastic weekend, and that you all find some amazing pre-loved bargains somewhere!!
Take care, and go and hug or kiss someone you love.
Or send them an email if they're not there.
Right now...go on......do it, I will know if you don't....I'm watching you!!
(Sorry, that may have been too creepy an end to the post- sometimes things I think are funny just come out as strange!!)