I haven't done much thrift store shopping lately. The house is full up with dishes and stuff and any spare funds the last couple months went toward Christmas shopping.
Last week, my willpower faltered though when I got an email from the Salvation Army saying they were having a one dollar kids clothing sale this past Friday. The fact is, my kids don't need any clothing, but $1 for jeans? Why not?
Of course, I knew I wouldn't pass by the housewares aisle without having a peek. I loaded up on kids' jeans first. I even got each of the kids a coat for $1. Then I headed over to peruse the dishes.
The bin full of baskets caught my eye. I am addicted to baskets and I really don't need any...except this one. Yes, I needed a sewing basket. Not that I sew often...unless you consider twice a year often.
As some of you may know, I did make a doll dress for my daughter this past December out of some vintage fabric I found in my parents' basement. That was my first-ever sewing project.
When I find holes in my clothes, I put the offending piece of clothing aside until one piece becomes several...and then I donate them to the Salvation Army.
But things are going to change. I figure if I could actually find a needle and some thread together in one memorable spot I might actually fix my clothes instead of tossing them. Maybe.
Anyway, for $1.99 this little honey came home with me. Now she holds needles, thread, measuring tape, thimbles and some patches that I bought about five years ago when my son was going through that phase where they come home from school with holes in the knees of their jeans. Somehow I don't think he's going to want patches on his pants now at 10 years old, but what the heck, I have room for them in my handy basket.
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