Friday, May 28, 2010

thrifting finds & sewing projects

thanks for your sewing project ideas! i took an idea from amy & made little drawstring bags. i think they turned out cute : ) i'll be sending them out in packages to some of my blogger friends along with some paper squares & pockets i bought recently:i went thrifting yesterday. i bought quite a few things! there were bags of vintage zippers, trim, & lace. i bought them all ($4)! now i have so much. looks like more projects to work on!i bought some articles of clothing ($4.50) that i liked the patterns of. some of them were vintage too : ) i'm going to use them for sewing too!i also bought two carafes ($2.65) & the time traveler's wife ($1.50) (anyone read it? good?).lastly, i bought a brown bag ($4).

so excited with what i bought! & i'll be busy writing letters to some of you out there : )


dandelionkisses: i liked an education. reminded me of you & paris : ) hehe. your package does rock! i'm mailing yours soon.

-alaina: yes i think they are! my cousin (who sent the package), wendy, loves those candies.

yellowblue: good idea! i've done a few of those in the past. maybe i could somehow add more sewing to it.... : )

inna: thank you inna! : )

pauline: oh i like that ("you're allowed to be lazy")! i really think so too. oh my a dress pattern! ohhh i feel too novice for that...haha. but that website is really, really inspiring!! i love the idea of it. i may try it...soon : )

melly: definitely think that i (& others!) can use the drawstring bags i made : )

inside the cabinet of wonder: i will i will! :D

brit: oh i love carey mulligan too! i loved the scenery, props, & wardrobe in an education.

amy: thanks for the helpful idea! i'm in the middle of the prestige right now. i feel it's full of mystery!


  1. aww those bags are so cute! sewing projects sounds so good - wish I'd have a sewing machine so I could learn! oh, actually I love all that you bought:)

  2. wow lina! amazing finds!! thrifting days like that are the best. i cant believe we haven't gone thrifting together yet! cute bags too :)

  3. You always find the cutest things! I love the brown bag and the carafes!

    I read the time traveler's wife last summer... It is such a beautiful book! I was smiling most of the time, while reading the book! Enjoy! :)

  4. saw amelie last night with my mom! i loved it. what a wonderful movie!

    aren't the little pouches neat? and so usefull!

    you'll love the prestige. it's a great movie as well.

  5. LOVE your purse. And I've wanted to read that book, tell me how it is.

  6. I've read the Time Traveler's Wife. It was one of those, so-good-you-can't-put-it-down kind of books, but afterward you're kind of just a sad mess. I would recommend it!

    Also, you must have the BEST thrift stores, because all of the ones we have here (Tulsa, Oklahoma) are super expensive. Well, the clothes are. Everything else is dirt cheap, like it's supposed to be, but the clothing is really kind of expensive for a thrift store unless you go on sale days.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

  7. love this blog ... and just in love with that piece from Yann Tiersen

  8. great buys!!!
    thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  9. Those drawstring bags are cute! And you're making me feel like going out to get some materials too (although I already have a drawerful of them.) :)

  10. cute! i love the little bags...and i am jealous that you scored so many great sewing supplies!