Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I went looking for fabric to make tote bags for teacher's appreciation day. I was surprised just how expensive the material cost. I went back home and used the material I bought on clearance to make a tablecloth. David was happy and so was his teacher.

I decided that since Yard Sale season has started that I will look for duck fabric (I think that is what it is called) when I go to the sales. I found these two beauties right down the road from my house.

A heavy duty shower curtain like new! It will make quite a few tote bags. Cost .50 cents and strips look great on tote bags.

Now I love this! A twin size bed cover $4.00. Thrifty me is going to chop it up and sew it into a back throw for my couch and the rest is future tote bag material. It is beautiful heavy fabric. My favorite word this summer is going to be recycled. No $14 a yard for me.

I made this scarf for a lady at church, she was so happy to receive it. It made me happier giving it to her. Do you like giving things way to make people happy?

I still love Crafty Block of the Month Craftsy Courses This is block 9 - Modern Log Cabin Block I love how it turned out.

I finally gave in and bought a Swoon pattern. I want to swoon too!
Well that is it for now except I am going to Link up with Connie at Quilting by the River

Until next time, Lisa


  1. You found some great deals, recycling is always good! Have fun with your Swoon pattern too! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

  2. Ooh, love it! I love finding deals like this! And I love your modern log cabin block. It will be great to see all of them together!

  3. Some great finds there! I love raiding charity shops for pillow cases and duvet sheets! Much cheaper than buying yardage!
    Great looking bags and blocks =D

  4. I love the tote bags - they are so pretty. Isn't is fun recycling?! I just love it - which reminds me, I am due a trip to the charity shops :)


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