a few days ago I went on the hunt for thrift finds in a village’s market close to where I live looking mainly for antique linen and cotton fabric that I can dye to make some of my products. Unfortunately I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I still found a small bunch of pretty things that I would like to dye and maybe sell or keep for myself. I found two collars that I think would be really nice wore with white plain T-shirts and a couple of small cotton pieces for the table. Next week I’ll do a new batch of naturally dyed fabric and I might dye also these finds. I’m also on the look out for second hand books and later today I’ll go to a charity event created by the library where they sell some to get enough money to by more books they need.
in the last couple of weeks I also worked on a little crafty project for myself. I’m making a summer bag. I’ve indigo dyed some organic cotton, block printed it with some of my carved blocks and than sewn it into a tote. Now I’m in the process of slow stitching it. I’m a real beginner to this part so is taking me a long time to do it. I haven’t really planned a design to stitch on it and maybe I should have, but I like it this way. After all this bag is my personal project and if I don’t like it when it’s finished, that’s ok, I’m sure in the meantime I can still learn lots of things.
When is the last time you made something for the first time for yourself? What was it? Did you enjoy the process of making it? What are your best thrift finds? I would love to hear from you, you can add your thoughts in the comments below.