Apr 26, 2010

Marvelous Monday Update 4/26/10

Thrifting
I go "treasure hunting" every couple of months. I love thrift stores. You never know what you might find. The two best things I found were:

knee-hi suede boots for only... $2!

The other was a 3-piece double breasted lined suit for only $8! It included the jacket, slacks, and skirt. Absolutely beautiful!

I also found this asian-inspired vase. I thought it would be great to put the reed diffusers into, -or- find some decorative chopsticks and make a display item to add to my collection.



STASH FOR SALE OR TRADE
I've been updating my stash blog, so if you need a "fix" check out the new additions. The link is on my sidebar.


STITCHY STUFF
I haven't stitched on ABC's all week because I started this:

I didn't particularly care for the colors in the original chart, so I changed them. Here's my progress so far. Much better!


I also had some time to make more beaded fobs.


Lastly, don't forget about the PARTY! Be sure to read the rules for the giveaway. Time to celebrate. As all good things come to an end, so does my party. You have until May 1st to join in the festivities. :)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the boots, Meari

Berly

Debra said...

cool boots, I like the colors you picked for your new piece and the fobs are really pretty.

Wanda said...

Great boots, Meari! And I love the fobs. What a cute idea.

Debbie Jo said...

You have such great luck at findind treasures. Congrats on the boots and suit. Love the fobs and your new stitching is very pretty,

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Love the boots! Just love the charity shops (our thrift shops!) - got a gorgeous jacket with hand embroidery once for £3 - it's STILL one of my 'going out' outfits!

Ranae said...

Neat boots!
Love the new start, she is sooo cue.
I love making beaded FOB's, it's like a little happy dance for me.
Yours are fabulous

EvalinaMaria said...

Shopping, crafting, organizing - life is good! Did you start any new courses yet?

Terry said...

You really know how to find some awesome deals and great things! I need to borrow you so I can find some great deals. lol Love the boots!

Sunshine said...

Cute Boots.
I change colors all the time in my CS projects. Makes them unique to you. I like your colors better too. There you go with those fobs. Now you've tempted me yet again to get out my stash and make some.:)
Good Job! BTW the hutch looks GREAT!
Happy Stitching!!!

Rachel S said...

Great finds!

I love your changes on the little doll. Cute!

Anonymous said...

What great shopping! I always seem to just miss the great deals! I love the Asian girl you're stitching. Where did you find her? I've been looking for them and for Russian doll patterns.

Pam E

Anonymous said...

Your party looks like fun. I love the boots, just gorgeous.

Tina

Donna said...

Love the new boots, the stitching, and I love, love, love the fobs!

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - great boots and a suit! Love the vase, too and the new start (and almost finish) is just adorable!

Barbara said...

Nice beaded fobs. Love the thread colors you chose for the doll much better than the ones charted. Congrats on more great thrift store finds.
Barb in TX

Courtney said...

I'm also curious in which magazine your Asian girl (kokeshi doll) is in?

Shelley said...

When I saw those boots that song from way back in the day jumped in my head....these boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you....

Kristin said...

OMG, I am SERIOUSLY jealous of those boots and I love the fobs.

Mel said...

Those boots are awesome! I can't believe how cheap they were. Luck was on your side that they fit.

The fobs are sooo cute! :)