Yesterday Sonya and I hit the op shops up and down the road I live on in our (never ending) quest to find fabulous dresses. Unfortunately, the fashions had been rather picked through everywhere we went – and there weren’t any decent plus size sections in any of the three shops we went through! What’s the deal? I have a suspicion that the people who organise the shops and warehouses claim all the good stuff first! Maybe I should start volunteering at a Vinnies :P
I did find a few great crafty things and items for my house though! I have never really gone to an op shop to find household items before, but I think I’m a convert after finding:
⇒ A set of three embroidery hoops (Watch out for some embroidered paisley in the future! Pow!)
⇒ Doilies of all sizes, shapes and colours. (I have previously bought all my doilies from ebay in bulk.)
⇒ A brick red table cloth that I’ll use for my coffee table – with doilies on top :P
⇒ 10 ties of varying thicknesses and fabrics for crafty repurposing.
⇒ The best thing ever: TEA CUP CURTAINS.
For a few months I’ve been wanting to start making jewellery out of reclaimed items, like the doily necklace (above) I made a few weeks ago! I got so much inspiration out of going op shopping – even if there weren’t any fashion finds. Highly recommended, A+ would do again!
Speaking of recycling… Nick and I did a duet of Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba the other night and posted it to Twitter. If you haven’t heard it yet, you really ought to listen. Nick’s falsetto is his secret power!