23 November 2010


I've taken my dog to the vet over in Miles City several times this month and every time I head over there I try to search for fun new fabrics to add to my stash.  OK, not new, just new to me.  There is a great thrift store there that is always full of customers.  I've never seen a busier thrift store, even when I lived in Southern California!  They have a small crafting section in the corner and one day I took the time to go through all the drawers and baskets and found some real treasures.  Now when I walk in I make a beeline for the back and then have to remind myself that there are great finds elsewhere in the store too.  There is an antique/music store that's also in MC that has some goodies tucked in the way back of the store, if you can find anything among all the trinkets.  Here are some of my recent finds...
This was my exciting find at the antique store.  On the selvage it says "'nataraja floral' phillip de leon for The Alexander Henry Fabrics Collection."  I got 2 1/2 yds for $3.50!  Sorry for the color distortion (my house is bright, yet dark at the same time), the background color is more of a rich rust color and the purples are just beautiful.

My boss loves purple.  I bought some denim and am thinking about making a reversible apron for her.

A fun little western fabric.

Thinking this might become the bottom of a Made By Rae's Bonsai Bag.  I'll probably practice my quilting skills (or lack thereof) for the panel piece of the bag.

This whole stack cost about $1.  Lots of fun trim.

I'll try to post more thrifted finds tomorrow, but if I don't...Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!



Bree said...

Awesome finds! I need to hit up our local thrift store, but I never think about it when I'm in town.

Mare said...

I love the western fabric..awesome. I need to find a thrift store that doesn't have outrageous prices.