Sunday, June 6, 2010

Op Shop Confessions

OK, so I have a bit of an Op Shop problem. It doesn't really help that everytime we go to the library or playgroup we practically walk past one - or that our girl always suggests we "pop in" whenever we see one (wonder who she learned that from?).

I've finally found a form of shopping I enjoy - trips to "proper stores" for me tend to be frustrating and ultimately end in buyer's remorse - and maybe it's not such a bad thing. Except...

I am now the owner of masses of fabric - all from the one shopping trip! Lots of scrappy bits (I'm imagining what was made from the pieces that got cut out and used), but also some enormous pieces. All were bought without definite plans - but a good few dreamy thoughts.

Then there were some clothes - and a cute little cupcake apron (for possible conversion to little person apron) ...

and finally an enormous picnic basket (justified as a practical storage solution for all our play food and kitchen supplies), and a little packet of yellow buttons - because that girl of mine knows exactly where the Op Shop sewing supply section is and chose it all by herself.

So now, I'm not exactly experiencing buyer's remorse, just a sense of "what am I going to do with all this, and where will I put it?".

Hoping all of you found some treasures - and also the space to keep them!

For more finds, visit Sophie.

10 comments:

Knicky Knacks said...

Fabric has such an allure in Op Shops. I have tonnes but have not yet put them to good use except of course for impromptu cubby houses. Look forward to hearing what you do with it.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

and what lucky shopper(s) you (both) are. i think? do get that sewing machine from off the shelf...!

Thea said...

Oh yes, it's all too easy to get carried away. I have had vintage fabric stored for years now for that "special project".

Vic said...

How old is your daughter? Mine is almost 2 & a half & screetches "OP SHOP, GO OP SHOP!" whenever we drive past, of course, usually I am more than happy to oblige...

Lovely finds for the week!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

absolutely wonderful fabric finds, especially the green. they look amazing.
My Flea Market Find

mylittlebirdie said...

cant wait to my little poppet gets that same kick as your little ones (vic & catherine) mine is still at the pull everything from the shelves stage : ) what a fabulous bundle of fabric and love that basket.

Catherine said...

I love your picnic basket find and sounds like the perfect use for it. Enjoy choosing a project to make with your new pretty fabric finds.:)

Naomi said...

Looks like you scored big time with the fabric. What's the address of this op-shop? lol

Steph said...

Wow! What a haul. That basket is magic..good ones are so hard to find. And all that fabric...weeee!! Hope you have a super week :)

Tanya said...

oh,sigh, nice load you got there. Look at all that fabric- so fun.
Thanks for visiting me- nice to see someone reads the gardening section of the age!!