Thursday, 15 January 2009

Shabby Chic Bargain and Applique Project

Went thrifting today but didnt get any vintage finds - thats the way it goes sometimes - a bit disappointing but not for my cupboards and shelves which are already groaning.

I love to buy old clothes from Charity Shops for doing my applique and this little lot (including a couple of fat quarters and some felt ) is for my next project.

Can you guess what it is yet ????

The blue chambray shirt is an extra large mens and was only a pound - and it has about 12 lovely buttons on it - what a bargain.

I'm going to be working on the design over the next couple of days so will show you an updated picture as I progress.

I wanted to show you my Shabby Chic bargain from yesterday.

My daughter (aged 10) has more jewellery than Claires but her necklaces keep getting tangled.

I had been looking out for some nice hooks to put on the wall by her mirror so that they can hang straight.

I had seen these hooks in BHS over the winter but with Christmas coming couldn't really justify the ten pounds on something that could wait.

Yesterday as we walked through to the escalator I glanced at the sale table and saw these reduced to 3.40 and was I pleased - even more so when I took them to the checkout and they scanned at 2.20 !!!!

Just need to get hubby to raise her mirror (she has really shot up this last year) and then put the hooks underneath it. Hopefully will post picture when done.

Got loads to do tomorrow so just off to make a list !!!


Kitty said...

What great finds - I'm so pleased I'm not the only one to go through all the men's shirts in charity shops, assessing their potential to be cut up!

The hooks are lovely - I think I need something like that for my own necklaces.


Shabby Chick said...

Wow those hooks were a total bargain! The LA ones that are similar are so much more... might have to take a little trip to BHS soon I think! I can't guess on the shirt, maybe a cushion? No idea!

Mel xxx

Hollypop's said...

It looks like you did very well with your finds. I love that feeling when you get to the checkout and they've knocked it down again - self satisfaction at finding a true bargain I s'pose.
Look forward to seeing your next project.
The hooks will look great, I have a single hook which I love that a friend gave me, I use it for the same thing.
Enjoy your day.

thriftymrs said...

I love buying clothes from charity shops and chopping them up to get another use from them. I have some great Boden stuff that is going to be chopped up later today.

Love the BHS hooks, I have had some great stuff from there of late.

Carol said...

Great finds, lol... we are all out looking at buttons and fabrics then!
You little hooks are lovely too.
Carol xxx

LittleGem said...

Hello! I have a thing for tins too, I wonder what it is! Love your BHS shabbychic hooks and a great idea for hanging necklaces on too. Looking forward to seeing what your crafty bits turn into x Gem

i cant sew said...

thanks for being my new follower. great blog you have going on here! %*_*%

gingerwine said...

What a bargain those pretty hooks are! xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm guessing a Union Jack cushion??

saraeden said...

Great finds there , i had a bit of luck in the charity shop yesterday !!!
I will blog about it soon well as soon as i can put the crochet needle down , i am finding it very addictive ;0)

Sara x

MelMel said...

Wow....good finds!!

Love the shirt n the hooks...

CK, is brill for samples.....good way to craft for nothing!xxx

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Happy said...

Something else we have in common chick! not only EDS but home educating our kids! I have home educated Rosie for 4 years now...she is a better person for it, so happy go lucky - no peer pressure, do you belong to education otherwise?

Anyway keep up the good thrifting and crafting work hun, great to see your blog - keep well - Love Happy x

Tatty Mum said...

Hello Sara, I believe I'm your partner for the valentine swap.
i loved your comment on the post. Like you my hubby does nothing on this special day so looking forward tom the swap.
my email is

joanne xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Need to scoot down to BHS I want those hooks I have the same problem my necklaces are in a tangled mess in my drawer hope they have some. i do the same with charity shop clothes look forward to the project reveal!

Ragged Roses said...

Those hooks are a real bargain! Looking forward to seeing what you're up to with all those thrifty finds!

Anonymous said...

I meant to leave a comment when I read your post before to say well done on your hook bargain. I cut up all sorts of things to make other things too. Getting more of a challenge as more people get the idea! Bath ducks are probably a very funky thing to collect.

Love Emma

lou said...

Hi, what a good idea about the buttons, I can’t wait too see what you make!
I love the hooks!

I did my tag in the end!

Love Lou xxx