|Froogs, alias scruffy bag lady……sniffing out bargain fabric.|
Hello Dear Reader,
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I have been busy tidying, sorting, cataloguing and de-cluttering my sewing room. It will be fit to be photographed later, when I’ll settle myself down to some sewing this evening. I took a break from the laundry and housework today and went off in hunt of some blue fabric for my dad’s quilt. I went to the Salvation Army Care and Share shop (I love the lady who volunteers in there on Saturdays, she has the most Cornish accent and is also the most cheerful and welcoming lady in all of the charity shops) and bought a blue shirt for 75p. It will be unpicked after I’ve washed and dried it.
Next, my favourite charity shop with my even more favourite ‘blackboard of bargains’. Today………….I could hardly contain the excitement, clothes were half price!! I bought two extra large cotton men’s shirts for £1 each. I was on a roll by then!
|Dearly Beloved checking out the window display and hoping I didn’t buy too much.|
Finally, I made my way to my favourite scruffy little charity shop, run by a local charity in an old stable block or garage at the back of a pub car park (sounds worse than it actually is!) and bought two men’s shirts at 50p each, two pillow cases at 40p each and a cot quilt cover for £1. Total spend for all of my fabric was £5.55, which is quite a big spend for me but I’m on a mission to get a quilt made for him.
Here’s the total haul and it’s already in the washing machine to join the rest of the laundry outside in the sunshine. I’ve said it before, and will again, one of life’s greatest pleasures is sun dried laundry.
Fabric can cost anywhere between £3.99 a metre for poly cotton up to £12.00 a metre for well designed quilting fabric. I have a mixture of poly-cottons and pure cottons and more than enough to make a quilt. I’ve supported the church’s mission to Moldova, the Salvation Army and the animal shelter! I may have had a splurge but it all went to charity so it’s money well spent.
You can see a pile of shirts and old bedding, I can see a new quilt. I really hope that your Saturday is as great as mine today. I’ll be back later with the sorted and cleaned sewing room.
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxxxxx