It's not like I do nothing all day. I have a full time job, two homes I care for, hubby (he is very self sufficient thank goodness), the animals, a garden and two children. My children are grown and very self sufficient as well, so all I really do for them is cheer them on in life and be a mommy when needed.
So yesterday in my procrastination I found this pattern and bought it for the Carmen Miranda inspired outfit. I will use the center gal with the front opening and add ruffle all the way around in a contrasting fabric.
I went to the back of the store where the fabric is usually shown and there was so much fabric I about fell over. I went with the intention of finding some sheets that might work for a dress, there were none. But the FABRIC. I just kept adding more and more to my pile. Most of it for $1.00 - $3.00.
A lovely plaid that I KNOW miss moll doll will love to have a shirt made from.
You can't tell from the photo, but this is checked. Miss Molly has a friend who had a baby boy this morning
and this will be perfect for a little romper.
I was just looking for some white dotted swiss. Thank you Universe. ( you can also get a better idea of the blue fabric in the lower right corner)
I am leaning toward using this for the base of the CMIP (Carmen Miranda Inspired Project). It is a cotton-poly blend.
There is over 5 yards of this fabric..so you will see lots of things come from this.
I wish I knew what kind of fabric this is.
This is black linen and enough to make a skirt. Or am open to other ideas. Please share.
And 3 yards of this cotton-poly paisley fabric for $1.00.
Angel and Pabu are enjoying using them as beds.
And as I try and write this blog post Angel just wants to be close to me
which is making it difficult to see the computer screen.
My other purchase at the thrift shop was 4 cute plates with a maple leaf motif and a small indent to place a cup. I loved them right away and at $2.50/4 I put them with the rest of my windfall. I chatted a bit with the smart looking gals, Joan and Lucy, who donate their time for this non-profit thrift. They were intrigued by what I do and as sewers themselves wanted to see some of my creations. (and hint...these gals know a thing or two about sewing and just may mentor me if I get to know them better). They proudly stated both of their ages as 75 years young. When Lucy started wrapping the plates in newspaper I poo pooed her and told her she did not need to waste paper on me. I was just going home and no problem. Well I was not 5 minutes down the road and had to slam on my breaks and I lost all 4 plates. I was so sad to think these had survived all these years and in my hands, in a matter of minutes I had broken them.
Now I need to find someway of disposing of them without hubby finding out. I have a small addiction to plates and he says NO MORE, but I can't help myself (and I know I have comrades in arms out in the blogasphere).
I also cheered my son on this week (after the fact) as he ran 9 1/2 miles as a torch runner with his SWAT team for the torch being run to the Connecticut Special Olympics. My son is over the left hand shoulder of the man carrying the torch. He was the officer who passed the torch onto the next group of officers with his teammates cheering "Rangers Lead the Way".
So that's what I have been up to in my non-productive state.