This past week I made a Easter rabbit from one of my favorite magazines called Create and Decorate. (I will share her tomorrow for Show and Tell). If you like to do crafts, check this magazine out. It's a little hard to find. I got my first one at Barnes & Noble then subscribed to it. Anyway, I love how the rabbit turned out, but thought I would like it even better if I had made it out of linen fabric. So, at lunch today I thought I would run over to the local fabric store and get some. As I was leaving a little voice in my head said "go to the Rescue Mission thrift store". (Yes, I'm hearing voices, so what!). So I turn toward the thrift store instead. When I get there I see they have set up an entire area with fabric. Guess what I got? 3 yards of cream colored linen for $1.00 and 2 yards of oatmeal colored linen for $1.00! Of course, I had to buy about 7 more pieces of fabric as well. It was all priced between .50 and 1.50.
Then as I was walking down the aisle I looked over in the toy bin and couldn't believe what I saw! Three Barbies from the 1970's! The photo above is not the ones I bought but the ones I bought are just like them. There were probably 20 Barbies in the bin and I asked the clerk how much they were and she said .25 each. I took them all! Plus 2 big bags of Barbie clothes for $1.00 per bag. I will keep the 3 old Barbies and give the others and the clothes to Yngwie's friends sister. She loves Barbies.
I love a good deal! The girls at work call me the "Thrift Store Queen" I wear that title proudly!