do only old ladies wear shawls?

Since the seasons are turning and the evening are cooler, I’m inspired to make a new shawl for fall. I searched online for an appropriate pattern, and fell in love with this one at But let’s be reasonable, that lacework is going to take me until next spring to finish. All that counting, beingContinue reading “do only old ladies wear shawls?”

Maybe a new hobby

All those thrifted sweaters that may or may not ever get made into something felted? (Oh, and I saw another idea for those: cut into squares and made into 9-patch tote bags! So cute!) I have a new project to use the sweaters, and the wool yarn in weird colors that isn’t quite enough forContinue reading “Maybe a new hobby”

more embroidered pillowcases

This poppy pillowcase was a quick finish, so far it is my favorite design. Now I’m ready to get a blue pen and start designing some of my own borders. I’ve been keeping an eye open for blank pillowcases while thrifting, but of course the hem on pre-made pillowcases is too wide. So I’m stillContinue reading “more embroidered pillowcases”

Woohoo–cute patterns

Today was another gold mine thrifting. I should have bought all the patterns, I hope some are still there tomorrow. I had no intention of buying 3 pajama patterns–I must have put a good dress one back by mistake. Rats! I can see making that poofy skirted dress and maybe a pea coat–doesn’t it lookContinue reading “Woohoo–cute patterns”

thrifting monday, and pillowcase

Here’s my finds from this morning, a pretty tablecloth big enough for an end table, and teacup and saucer. I was taking a break on buying teacups, but it was priced right and is pretty so I thought what the heck. ONE day I will own the perfect sideboard to put all my dishes in,Continue reading “thrifting monday, and pillowcase”