I'm sure that I've mentioned this before, but I love thrifting. It's such a fun activity; like treasure hunting. You really never know what you will run across. A couple of months ago, I found several vintage knitting magazines. Here's a funny bit, every time I have run across a vintage magazine, pattern or pamphlet I have always seen the back cover first. Why or how this always happens I really don't know. I see the vintage typing or photos and I get really excited.
I love this cover girl. She has a great outfit on and those go-go boots are pretty sweet too. I'm actually considering knitting this cardigan. I love the color and it should be easier to adjust for bust size since this one goes up to 44".
This magazine dates back to either 1951 or 1957. I'm terrible at reading Roman numerals. It has a great selection of gloves and mittens. I love the blue and white mittens on the lower left corner.
Oh how I do love me a good men's sweater. Especially vintage men's sweaters. There are a lot of patterns in this magazine. Some I like better than others. I do, however, like the navy blue and red cardigan in the photo below.
Ahhh, my Spanish Lady. Now, I've never been one for dolls. Grtowing up my sister and I would often give Barbie hair cuts and makeup jobs that would make her look like a beat up street walker. I always perferred books an tea sets. However, when I saw this lady in the toy section at the Goodwill I couldn't pass her up. And for a buck who would.
A vintage men's Pendleton wool cardigan. I love this cute little cardi. It buttons up and has pockets. I love having pockets on sweaters and cardigans. It only had one tiny spot were some stitches had come undone but that was quickly taken care of.
There are a few other items that I've thrifted but I figured I'd post those in a later post. Here are a few of my finished sewing and crafting projects.
I love making circle skirts. They give such a wonderful shape with a petticoat and are fun to twirl in. I was thrifting at Goodwill when I saw this fabric. A sheet really. I thought" This will make an awesome circle skirt." It reminds me of the abstract/messy artist prints that were popular in the 1950's. It has two side seam pockets.
Believe it or not, I've had this fabric for 5 years. Yup. I hoard fabric until I find the perfect project for it. Another circle skirt. This one only has one pocket. I may need to make or knit a matching blouse.
I finally got my butt in gear and made this flower clip holder frame thingy. I thrifted the frame a while ago. I spray painted it with a glittery black paint and made the background for it. Can you tell I can't ever hang anything straight? It fills out the space nicely and gives me a visual of what I have.
I thrifted the straw purse a couple of years ago. I love straw purses. I had used the purse before and to give it a pop of color had clipped in some of my hair flowers. I wanted to give it a tropical feel so I added some leaves and pears. Im really happy with how it turned out.