Monday, November 29, 2010


You all know how much I like Thrift Stores and flea markets.  We have a small St. Vicent De Pauls about 5 minutes away that Hubby and I visit whenever we go out on errands - about twice a week.  Usually they don't carry new clothes, but about two weeks ago a special rack was set up in the middle of the store with lots of kids clothes.  Curious, I checked them out only to realize the clothing was all brand new.  The sign on the rack said $1.99 each.  See what I found?

Aren't these just the cutest?  There are a couple of 12 months and the rest are 18 months.  Considering how fast a baby grows, I don't think it will take long before they fit Mara.

Last week, having already visited St. Vincent's twice, we had to go out for a special errand.  Hubby said to stop in, I didn't want to, but we did anyway.  This is what I found, again for $1.99.
Talk about serendipity!  This set is all hand-crocheted and even the pompoms are handmade.  This was two days before Mara was born.  I think somebody donated this set especially for her!

Here are some other goodies I found in my own stash.

These two panels have been kicking around since before Liam was born (he is 6 now).  I remember buying them at Walmart from the remnants bin with the intention of binding them for Liam.  Never happened and I can't quite figure out why.  Anywho, I finished them for Mara.  Better late than never, I guess.

And while searching for a particular pattern on Saturday, I found this adorable baby pattern  I didn't know I had! 

 Oh, I just can't wait to make one of these dresses for Mara!  I am sure I have the perfect fabric in my stash!

Love from Liri


  1. You found quite the bargain with the baby clothes. The little crocheted set is adorable. Will there be a second Christmas dress, this one for little Mara?

  2. Wow, what fun to find such beautiful little things for Mara at a bargain price! They were meant to be just for her. The two little quilts are adorable, too. The dress pattern is adorable, too. You are going to have some fun sewing!

  3. Isn't it amazing how things have a way of working out. The little outfits are all adorable, and the panels are perfect for a little girl. I love the pattern.

    (My little granddaughter is almost five. Her parents seem to have an aversion to handmade clothes. Except for Halloween costumes, nothing I have made her has ever been worn.)


  4. What fun!! I love thrift stores too. Those panels look perfect for the new arrival;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  5. WOW! What a fantastic find! Those outfits are just adorable.
    Love those thrift store finds.

  6. I love bargains too! We were going to stop at the local thrift store on Friday, but it was closed. Boo Hoo!