I drive past a Good Will store each day on my way home. I try to stop once a week or so. I am looking for an old cupcake pan. My plan is to make a variation of these felted sweater cupcakes for Bella and the Pink Kitchen. Oh yes, I plan to have a playdate real soon and of course, I don't want to show up empty handed. I have the thrifted sweaters to make chocolate cupcakes and I plan on making calico tops that velcro on so that Bella can "frost"them herself.
I haven't found one of those cupcake pans yet, but I have discovered that after school thrifting has it's advantages. It seems that sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 is when they bring out the new stuff.
I found this Dooney & Burke bag for my mom. It's in excellent condition and was only $6! She likes a medium sized purse and that isn't always easy to find. This should be just right. I think a quick trip to the shoemaker and this could be polished up like brand new.
It's funny how they price things at Good Will. The leather purse was $6 but the craft and spa books were $3 and $4 each. That's more than I would have liked to pay, but I do like the books and they are in good condition. Also, since the purse was so cheap, I guess it all evens out in the end. Good Will prices are very high for thrift stores. However, this particular store is in the neighborhood where I teach and I know that the jobs provided are important to the community. Unlike some of the other thrift stores in LA, this one is not manned by volunteers. So, I don't mind throwing a little coin back into the neighborhood.
I spy a fireman's hat, a four leaf clover, water melon and my big toes! These are the fabrics I have been slowly collecting for an "I Spy Quilt." Making a quilt for the Linus Project was on my "Champaign List" for this year and I am looking forward to the challenge.
Starting April 2, I will once again be "off track." My students are going on the second half of their "summer" vacation. I am really excited to have more time at home. Here is my list of projects:
Catch up with the Purse Project
Finny & Donks Sew Along Table Runer
Sweet Goodness Swaps Spring Time In Paris Swap
Get a good start on I Spy Quilt
Work on Mother's Day projects?