1 Jul 2013

thriftshare: July 1 / Happy Canada Day!

Thrifting was great this week, the weather has turned hot and sunny, and I just started some Christmas knitting!

Got a deal on some Twilley's of Scotland wool for about $1.00 per ball, so I decided to make this great bag from Purls of Wisdom via Handmakers Factory (a great blog/project site, if you have the time to check it out .  It's formerly Wardrobe Refashion)

So someday this:

will become this:
(via Purls of Wisdom)
I also found an absolutely beautiful Bokhara carpet from Pakistan.  It's small but in beautiful shape.  I would love to keep it, but I'm afraid we would just trash it, and I think it deserves better ;)  I will have it in my Etsy shop soon.

Last but not least, I found an awesome industrial lamp which I'm keeping all to myself!  Eventually, when we finish our basement (in progress), I'll have a little sewing nook, and this will be so great in it.  Of course, I haven't bought the bulbs for it, sooooo...I'm not sure if it works yet.  But I sure hope it does.  *fingers crossed*

Ignore the disgusting laundry room and just focus on the awesomeness of the spring-arm clamp lamp:
Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!  We're celebrating by going to jump in the lake!


  1. Hi! I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!