Sunday 19 May 2013

Market savvy

It's been a while since I posted my market finds so I thought I'd share this morning's treasure:

Linen Trent Resort jacket ($6), the most fabulous vintage first aid cupboard (also $6: can you believe it?!), a selection of DVDs to keep me glued to the sofa and knitting stock for my soon-to-be-launched Etsy shop (between $2 and $4 each), two plastic storage containers for mini supplies ($1 each) and eight brand new sheets of silver 2D scrapbooking alphabet stickers, still with their original $2.95 price stickers attached (50 cents each)

Total price: $30.

Have you been to Trash and Treasure recently? Care to share?

Sunday 12 May 2013

To eat or to op

Another opportunity to pop out to the op-shops at lunchtime with The Shopping Sherpa, this time to Vinnies and Salvos in Phillip.

The Vinnies store has made it a lot easier to look through their fabrics and machester - the 3 metres of red and while polka dot will be great for one of my daughter's textile assignments - at $3 p/m it is a lot better value than calico.

A few more patterns are added to the stash, all with a 1980's theme - a blouse pattern from the Brooke Shields signature pattern collection and a knitting pattern with each of the models standing in front of a 'popstar poster' (Madness anyone?).

Also love our 'The Ugly Dachshund' Little Golden Book.