Saturday, January 9, 2010

Op Shopping with the best- Part 2

After last night's disaster, I watched a few eps of True Blood, knitted and slept it off- to emerge and finish this off in my nightie! Thanks for all the positive comments, too. I'm still fiddling, this one is a leeetle bit too big, but better. Having trouble finding laminated cotton (the oilcloth gives a nasty smell) but I got a good tip from Jenny and decided to go with clear vinyl. In the girl's choice of fabric- in the machine as we speak.

Then I remembered to show you a bit more of the goodies I got with Cam the other day. Can I mention this was one of the cheapest op shopping outings, as I had been expecting to pay for the holiday program for the month that morning, to find it had been taken out in December- so all this was free really (think about it :))
Artex- ahh, the 70's craft, my mum had the set and I remember it being thrown out. These may end up laminated as place mats or something, or in frames- so cute!
I almost yelled out- 'the larger size racks have the most fabric' in the middle of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, thank God manners took over, I do occasionally suffer from foot and mouth though. But here is the proof- a 'housecoat' maybe? Beautiful Poppy fabric, handmade, a skirt in there I think.


and the jeans haul. Did I tell you they were $2 each? Found some Bettina Liano's, but size 27...damn, that was me once. Lots of pockets in this pile....


but I really only needed this one pair. Check. It. Out. (tragic)


They are a size 38 waist, so I'm assuming men's. I'm thinking tragic men who wear the waistband around their thighs. Up close, I don't even think the pockets are what I want, but maybe a funny photo for when I need cheering up- I'll see if Little Miss and I fit in a leg each!! But think about the amount of denim I got form just one pair of jeans for $2...hehehehehehe

So it's off to cut out pockets, and plan some more items.....hoping to be at Daylesford market soon. And getting my shop stocked...and selling something from my shop.....
by the way, I am not as angry at the lunchbag pattern now, and will be making some to sell...not for $200. I'll keep you posted.

8 comments:

Janice said...

I'm glad you are back on track with your lunch bag project and that it didn't beat you.
I see I'm not the only one who looks at the big size rack for the most fabric. You have to be practical. Those jeans are truly amazing. Definitely more than $2 in D-Rings, let alone zips and denim. You'll have great fun chopping them up.

Lark said...

He he he, those big jeans are hilarious!!! x

CurlyPops said...

I love the print on that housecoat... looking forward to a skirt making session with that one!
Did you apply for Daylesford Market?

Mistea said...

Liking all that loot-plenty of fabric for making new goodies. Well done on the lunch bag.

Posie Patchwork said...

Too hilarious, i do the same, look for those big flouncy dresses for excess fabric!!
So you watch True Blood?? Hmmmm, too me a few episodes to get into it, quite in your face (Jason) but i powered through. Just up to the fire . . . my favourite it Tara, imagine getting through life like her, telling people EXACTLY what you think, she rocks!!
Best thing about PVC is you can use ANY fabric, not limiting yourself to just premade oilcloth & waterproofed prints. Love Posie

Jennie said...

Laminated cotton is probably what's known as PUL in the modern cloth nappy world. Search for PUL fabric suppliers and you should find a wealth of fabrics. There's some lovely prints here: http://www.nappiescovered.com.au/categories/Outer-Nappy-Fabrics-PUL/

Susan L (lily40au) said...

You are the queen of op shoppers ... I so love seeing what you find. I don't find a single thing ... I am truly hopeless.

PS Which season of True Blood are you watching? I've seen both seasons a few times through now and I just love it. Alan Ball's done a great job of bringing it to screen ... even though he's diverged quite a bit from the books.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh no, you've finished season 2 of True Blood, i'm only half way through season 1. You must get that fan of mine, it's fabulous & not too heavy (although well weighted down) to move around the house with you. I'm careful with my spending too. Love Posie