Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Op Shop Love

What's this? MORE encouragement to hit the op shops? This cannot be! Every Tuesday? Hark!
Today I am sharing my recent favourite op shop finds, linking up with the fellow oppers over here.
Not to show off, but more to show you what you can actually get (if you are good! haha)
...& before I get carried away, Im going to hit the archives of the shed first instead of more shopping.
At the moment I'm all about the fabrics, as spending for me now, has to be for making and hopefully selling :) More sewing, more fun. Look at aalll these amazing colours. I quite like working with curtains  the patterns above are both curtains, the navy is going to be a dress, and the other a pair of pants. The two below are a bit more lightweight and they are already cut up to be transformed tomorrow.
 Not only am I so very pleased to see and feel, and work with such awesome fabrics, it's also such a pleasure to support great charities like the Sallies, Hospice, & Paws. Your every dollar is doing something good in 2 ways: a)fund some really great initiatives for our society and animals who need it most, and b)you are re-using instead of bringing more products onto our earth!  
These three fabrics above here were from our local SPCA shop. Its such an awesome peep hole of a store, with a slanting narrow staircase to an upstairs section (it literally feels like a dolls house) so I offered to carry the big box of fabric up there for the sweet elderly dollface that was attempting to lug it from outback. This also meant I was the lucky first to have a rummage.
These two are going to be dresses too. or maybe two piece: skirt and matching crop top.
 I am really loving that look at the moment. Embracing the new found waistline I think.
It's important to give all op shop fabrics a decent airing/dance session weee!
 ...and when the sewings all said and done, some light reading on the couch for the evenings.
6 folders stacked full for only $10. More than all the fabric combined, and totally worth it.
Convinced yet? Go give opping a try, or come back to here where the blackbird has spoken every tuesday for more inspiration!


  1. Love those fabrics, especially the vintage florals.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Hi Sarah, so excited to see you linking up! love your header picture.
    you've scored some gorgeous fabrics there-my fave has to be the rainbow striped one that looks handpainted. i must peruse your blog and have a look at your makes too, i so wish i could make clothes. where do you sell the ones you make?
    max x

    1. Hello Max, Thank you, I really like your blog too. I am yet to start selling my clothing, I did markets last year but this was all cards (see my facebook pics) but this is the year for more textiles! I see you are the organiser of the bloggers circle in April. I really want to come down, I am just trying to arrange some $ for flights etc then I will book, I hope there are more spots avail :) Thanks for visiting my blogland.

  3. there are some AMAzing fabrics in there, lucky you!

  4. Fabrics are always on my op shop list. You've found some really nice ones.
    Visiting from Blackbird has spoken.

  5. Is that fabric in the top picture a liberty print? I think it might be and was curious... (not the blue one, the multicoloured..) What a great find!


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