Great finds at a thrift store! My expectation for the store was quite low, since most of my friends who grew up here in San Jose didn't even know about this particular thrift store. The thrift store I went to for the first time after moving to this city really disappointed me. Things were overpriced and nothing interesting was there. I tried more stores but none of them were as good as the ones I used to go to all the time in Seattle. I kinda lost hope in thrift stores here, but I had some sort of urge in myself to look for vintage stuff because of the inspiration from all the great thrifting stars like Apron Thrift Girl and artsy-crafty babe. So, I decided to stop by a thrift store I had never been to before.
It was a fantastic decision! Look at these retro fabrics! When I found these, I could even hear my heart beating. My favorite is this skyblue one. It has beautiful pink rose print. It reminded me of Amy Butler's and Heather Bailey's designs. They sure get designing ideas from vintage fabrics, and I love that! I think I am back to a thrifting girl. I remember the lessons I learned from my experiences in Seattle that thrifting requires patience. I am super excited about exploring more thrift stores around here.
I was busy yesterday working on Mother's Day gift.
It takes about a week for an airmail to arrive in Japan from America, so I knew the latest I can send a gift for mom would be this coming Monday. I couldn't think of anything she might enjoy besides flowers, but I'm tired of getting her flowers every year, so I made this little fabric basket. This thing is cool.
Can be used for storing some food...
Or maybe a little penguin can rest in it.
I might write a tutorial on how to make this fabric basket!
Thanks for reading!