It's always good to go in with a game plan. I have a few things that I always look for - knitting needles/crochet hooks, sewing patterns, scarves, vintage glass jugs, fabric and glomesh/oroton mesh handbags. Since op shops are a favourite haunt I thought I would update you on what I've found in the last 2 weeks or so. Here goes!
I picked up this fabric at about 3 different op shops. I think the most expensive piece was the textured blue fabric in the middle ($5) the rest are little pieces ranging from 50c to $3. Bargains! I have already turned the green fabric into pyjama pants! I have plans for everything else too!
Then I found some sewing patterns - these look easy and I particularly love the wrap around skirt pattern! In a second hand bookshop in Rutherglen, Tapsells Books I found this book - Successful Dressmaking. Straight out of the 50's, this book is gorgeous and at $20 I thought it was a bargain! The patterns were all about 50c each and found in various op shops. Hope all the bits are there!
And vintage tea towels! This one is amazing and I have another that says I Love Pears (which I do - such a coincidence!) This one though, I might frame. It really is totally beautiful! The one below is very sweet too - cute 70's motif and vivid colours. I could see this in a frame too! Both of these were from Vinnies for about $3 each.
So apart from a few other bits and bobs, these were the jewels in the op shopping crown this fortnight! Get out there and have a look. You might be surprised (pleasantly) by what you might find!.
x Miss G