April 6, 2011

Thrift store fruits in the big town.

Living in a small town means you need to go to a bigger town once n a while to get supplies that you can not get in your town.
Attie and I took a wee trip into Weyburn.

So, Naturally, you must go to the thrift store first...
It would be a shame to buy something brand new when you could get it for a fraction of the price, be re-using, and also majically "running into" other items you may want/need!!

There are ENDLESS crafting books at my thrift store.
like this here one:


How often do we write where the book came from (address included) on the first page.
good ol' columbia house. this is so cute...


more wonderful finds.

drawer=$4.00, $12.00 at canadian tire.
$2.00/meter for fabric, probably $10.00/m at a fabric store
a whole roll of elastic for 2.00? alright. i am set.
steamers, quilt binding, bells, earring backings, magnets?
all in the same section.

why does it feel so good to be thrifty?!

This would have been an awesome unit if half of it wasn't missing. Only once I got home and had a look at the manual did I realize it was useless. sad. i wanted to weave!


I even splurged on that. it was 9 dollars. I will be taking it back!



then i went to canadian tire because i remembered these willow baskets that had gone down to $2.00 and I thought i would get a couple...


well, they went down even more - to $1.50
so i got more than a couple!


and then the most exciting part
and the main reason for the trip:




I am going to try making soap!
so i needed all the materials
and library books on the subject.

attie had a blast at the library!
Rippin around, up and down stairs, making too much noise!

does anyone make soap?
have any tips/recipes?
cant wait to try it!





2 comments:

Mama Whimsy said...

Thrifting is a favorite hobby here, too. Wow, you hit the jackpot! Also, I make soap, both hot and cold process from scratch. Please feel free to ask any questions!

Nicole said...

Hi Erin! If you still want to be part of the Waldorf Summer Swap, would you mind shooting me an email? I just need to make sure that everyone is seeing the emails and that no one needs to back out. Thanks so much! onehookwonder AT hotmail DOT com. :)

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