Monday, December 12, 2011

Two new vintage items that I added to my Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

So I've definitely been bit by the crafting bug

I've been doing a lot of crafting lately, especially with Christmas coming. I joined a website call craftster as well and have been participating in swaps. The pintrest bug has also bit me. And have been following tons of crafting blogs. I still enjoy thrifting and have been selling stuff in my Etsy shop.

Its been awhile since I have blogged here. I am going to change the focus of this blog to highlight things in general some crafting, some thrifing, local arts, etc. All the things that make life fun and interesting.

Friday, July 1, 2011

50% off at Savers tomorrow

Last time I was in Savers they told me about there 50% off sale on the 2nd of July which is tomorrow :):). It is just on clothing but its 50% off. :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kids books

I went to Turnstyles again today. Nothing to exciting I picked up some books for my daughter and one for me to use in decoupage projects.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thrifting disappointment

OK so this weekend I went to the Goodwill and the Savers on Santa Fe in Olathe. I must say I was disappointed. I did get a few cute pillow cases (pictures to come) but over all I was not impressed.

First Savers, the positive points were that the store was big and clean and looks more like a retail store than most thrift store. I did find lots of pillowcases but the housewares section didn't have anything worth picking up and the toy section left lots to be desired. I think the store is larger than the one on 95th st but I will be sticking with the other store for sure. I thought in general the quality of merchandise was not as good.

Then on to Goodwill it had more of a thrift store (we came in put some stuff and a few posters in an already existing space) feel to it and when I went to the bathroom the lock was broke uggh. There were lots of clothes which I was not there to find but the stuff section was slim pickings. I will say the pricing is set per type of item so I find this is the best type of store to get a deal at. For example all size 2t clothing is $1.89 so it doesn't matter if it came from Walmart or Gymboree its the same price. I did buy a metal plate there for a cake stand I am making and the Furniture section had some decent deal if you were looking for furniture. The toy section again not the best.

So we ended up in Target to get a new toy since there was nothing at either thrift store. Over all not a successful thrifting experience.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pillowcase is now a dress

This is the dress that I made out of one of the pillowcases that I got yesterday. The whole dress cost me less than $2.00 to make. I had some thermal bonding tape so I didn't even have sew anything.

Monday, June 20, 2011


Ok so I saw a tutorial for making pillowcase skirts and pillowcase dress so I went to Catholic Charities to pick up some pillowcases I picked up two there (will post pics later). I got a cute little vintage circus pillowcase which I will be making my daughter a dress from and a flowered pillowcase that I'm not that fond of so I might just use it for practice. They were $1.00 a pillowcase.
I also went to Savers were I found some really nice bright floral pillowcases. They are $.99 and $1.00 for sets of pillowcases. I bought one set to make myself a skirt from not the smallest behind on me :). I will also be making one for my sister who does have a small behind.

Ok so I love Thrift Stores

I find them a great source for vintage items, crafting supplies, clothing, etc. My intention here is to write about the local thrifting scene here in Kansas City. I will be creating a list of local thrift stores, reviewing different thrift stores, comparing prices for commonly thrifted items, and giving discount tips for local thrifts stores. I will also post some of my finds and thing things I make from them.