Friday, July 25, 2008

Apple Tree on a Hand me Down jacket

I received this jacket from my SIL. Not sure which of neices or nephew wore it- but I think I shaped it into my own little piece, so our baby can proudly wear it. I have to say it was in very good shape, I just wanted to put a little spin on it. I also embroidered a very simple uppercase "H". After seeing that Zach realized the name I had chosen. Now we're working on middles.

Yesterday I spent all day,cutting,ironing,pining and sewing little squares. I don't think my quilt will be traditional, but I am happy with all of the blocks/squares I've created.

Last night our phone went kerplunk and there was no going back. Walmart being the closest, we trudged there to get a new one. I

n the midst of traveling around the store, I noticed a huge line in their fabrics dept. It seems they are either making room for fall/holiday inventory or they are liquidating all fabrics to use the space for something else. Either way everything is 75% off. I grabbed 2 rolls of flannel in lavender and sage for the blanket backing, the washcloths, bibs,changing mats I wanna start making. But the line was so long and of course one person was working who at the moment was walking away saying her scanner wasn't working and there were 6 people ahead of me who all had at least 5 bolts each. So I put the flannel down and vowed to go back first thing today.

I'll let you know how that goes! Have a great Friday & Happy Weekend
xo
M

4 comments:

kim* said...

you really have lovely things in your shop. that's nice to up cycle old clothes.

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

Actually I heard that Walmart was getting rid of their fabrics dept completely, that might have been the reason for the line.

casserole said...

I also heard that Wal Mart was discontinuing their fabric depts, though it was a while back and nothing ever seemed to happen. Maybe they're doing it now??? I rarely go to Wal-Mart, but was really disappointed when I heard the news. Apparently they want to go to a self-serve only model, and a fabric dept requires someone to cut the fabric. It just seemed another way the shopping experience has become so impersonal.

queenvanna said...

ohhh, walmart. i'd lvoe it so much more if it didn't make me mad every time i went.... =) i've heard the news about them closing the fabric dept down, and ours is certainly getting smaller...

i hoard small printed fabrics that catch my eye, and i've found some cute ones there.... still have to learn to sew....