Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jackpot!

Yesterday while I was running errands I saw a Goodwill store and decided to stop in. You never know, right? Well... I hit the jackpot. I got two of these...

I splurged. I got the pair for $10. As someone who does craft shows almost year round, I am always looking for fun ways to display my items. I thought that these would be great to use at the market (where the tables are stationary, and I can't use my standing carts), to hang key fobs and badge reels.

Who wouldn't love all of those little spots to hook things from? I love them! Now to make them my own. :) I love them, but the antiqued look doesn't really work for my vibrant colors... so I'm sure you will see them back on here in a few days, slightly altered. ;)
Ahhh, and you'd think that would be enough for a "Jackpot!" post, wouldn't you? But no... things got even better. My friend Karin makes AMAZING children's clothing, and had an abundance of scraps. Sometimes, you just have to purge, you know? So she called me. "YES! I'd love to take your scraps!" I had no idea, lol... but take a look...


Look at all of those luscious fabrics just WAITING to be made into a patchwork tote! Oh I get all tingly just thinking of it...

Look at all of those pinks! I think it might be time for an all pink patchwork tote.

Look at the variety! Can you imagine how long it would take me to aquire this many DIFFERENT fabrics! I am in heaven! I know I am supposed to be working on my quilt... but I'm feeling a little sidetracked, lol.

13 comments:

Shelley said...

score!

Delainie said...

What a great display find! Maria (from MomNMiaQuilts) sold me a big bag of scraps recently, I was wayyy excited. :)

Ashley said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats on your find. :)

Island Girl said...

Nice find! Those are awesome!

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

Wow! You had a Great Day didn't you!!!

Asara Dragoness said...

Ohhh, pink pink PINK!
I am a huge sucker for pink. Let me know if you do make an all-pink one, I would really be tempted to take it off your hands for you! :D

Nicole M said...

Hi Im new to your blog, but man o man, i would be in heaven with you if someone GAVE me a stash of scraps like that...I love fabric!! Oh and i love your store and designs...great work!

Laura said...

Loved looking around, can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Mommafo said...

Love your blog!!! I'm a new follower, thanks to Joy's Hope. Can't wait to get to know you better. :)

Preschool Moms said...

I live in the GR area and hope to come see a few of your treasures in person at the Fulton Farmer's Market Soon!

Southerner said...

I am here from Joy's Hope. I won a blog giveaway of someones scrap pieces and just loved looking at all the fabrics. It is amazing the cute things you can do with them.

BlackCatMima / Tobelina said...

I love to see what other people find at thrifts and rummage sales - it's like a treasure hunt every time! You really scored with those racks - love them! Can't wait to see how your pretty them up - should be quite easy too with some spray paint in a pretty color! I'd do them in aqua, but I'm in total aqua lust currently. LOL

Doreen said...

OOhhhh and ALL pink tote with those scraps would look darling!!