|Image from The Graphics Fairy|
Most of the buys she found involved children's clothes, books, games, and other kids' items. Interestingly, most of mine involved crafting in some way or other. I had taught Emily a couple of simple crochet stitches while we were out there, so when I found a bundle of crochet hooks in one store, it seemed meant to be. In another store, I found a barely started plastic canvas kit with a horse design, so picked that up for one of the boys.
But I also found some fun things for myself. This pretty pillowcase, adorned with hand-crocheted lace trim, was either 25¢ or 50¢, I forget which.
|Pillowcase is folded in the photo. It doesn't do justice to the beautiful lace.|
In the same store, I found these pretty embroidered handkerchiefs.
|I apologize for the wrinkles ... think these must be linen. They were very hard to iron.|
And I saved the really fun buy for last -- a bag of sunbonnet girl quilt squares, hand-appliqued and embroidered.
|I took the top square out of the bag to get a better picture. The pattern was even included!|
|Just a few of the vintage fabrics contained within the bag.|
On another day, we also visited Jo-Ann Fabrics so Emily could help me spend part of a gift card I'd won in a giveaway. She had fun buying beads, yarn, and a wonderful crochet book for kids. And while we were in Ely, we happened upon a needlework shop that was going out of business and everything was 50% off. There, I bought mostly yarn. So there was lots of thrifty craftiness going on this vacation, for sure!