|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!