Sadly, I was off to a bit of a rough start at the big thrift store. I was about to own up to the fact that I would go home empty-handed when I struck gold. Guess what was for sale in between rows of sheets, dish towels and nasty old comforters....FABRIC! I don't know why I never thought of looking for fabric at thrift stores before, but it's there. Woo! What's really great about thrift store fabric is that it's vintage...REAL vintage. So tonight, after dropping Adam off at the airport, I got right to work on a sewing project using my new fabric. I found this thick, mustard yellow damask fabric from the 60s or 70s (a good yard-and-a-half for fifty cents!), and I had a pattern for a bag that would be the perfect match. Here's the end result...
|The cute floral fabric on the inside is from Grandma Alice's collection...thanks, Grandma!|
|Candy (of course), my current reading material, and a fun/challenging card game|
|Or there's always Slam.|
All in all, it was a great trip. Adam made it home with a few new-to-him shirts to remind him of the midwest and a retro puffy vest. As an added bonus, Adam also found some copper wire in the inside pockets of the vest when we got home. Hmmm....
Probably one of my favorite moments from this trip, though, was getting dressed up in costumes and going trick-or-treating on Halloween with all of my siblings for the first time ever. Thank you, choice residents of Hillsboro, who gave me candy instead of weird looks when I rang your doorbell with my wand. I'm 27, I'm in a costume, and I want your candy. Thank you.
|Luke (15) as Mail/Male Model, Karli (9) as Fat Elvis, Me (27) as Professor Umbridge, Adam (26) as Vampire Clown|