Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shopping at the Mother's

Over Easter I went to visit the Old People and the Mother had all these goodies for me to browse. It's good having a Mother who volunteers at an OpShop where lots of crafty stuff gets deposited - I do have to share with S-R and SIL-J so you can imagine there was plenty of goodies in the latest offerings because this is what I got after they had already made their selection. Lou Lou is a commercial doll - but extra cute - she came in without her clothes, but she still has her swing tag attached. My mission is to make a new outfit so that she can be sold on one of the community stalls that the auxillary have regularly. She is perched on two good sized peices of cotton batting - honestly do people not know what it is they are donating? Next a good quantity of Bendigo Woollen Mills 100% wool yarn - those are 200g balls so I have enough to make a project for me that I have been thinking about starting - that should be a happening thing soon.
Perfect colour and the right weight - it was obviously meant to be.
Lastly there is fabric - all metreage. The Bear print is a uphostery weight fabric, I know I will find a good use for it. The others are all cotton fabrics most likely destined to become quilt backings.
Hope your week was a good one.
Happy weekend

9 comments:

marina said...

Thank goodness for a great mum with an eye for goodies!
Good haul.
cheers
Marina

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I often keep my eye out at the op shop for fabric I can use in quilts. I've scored some real bargains there at times.

I wish your Mum was my Mum!

Love the dolly too.

jindiscottage said...

Score! Looking forward to seeing that knitting project in time for winter wearing...and what outfit LouLou will choose to wear - winter is coming she is sure to start feeling the cold soon if she doesn't get some clothes on....

clare's craftroom said...

Well done to you and Mum !

Serenata said...

How wonderful having a Mum who finds lots of treasures for you all!

Cybele's patch said...

That certainly is a bag full of goodies. That knitting wool looks good!

Leah said...

Great haul from the oppie and mum. Id love to have seen the rest if thats whats left. Looking forward to seeing your cotton put to good use.

Doris Sturm said...

Hello there - enjoyed our brief chat on Saturday night. I enjoyed reading about your projects.

I hope you're having a wonderful day today.
Doris :-)

teresa said...

Well done! You got some beauties.. I just bought some wool from Bendigo Woollen mills so I found that particularly amazing!!