Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Op shop road trip...........

Last weekend I had to go on a road trip to Echuca............our 12 year old daughter Grace had a Callesthenics Concert.  So, me and my girls, Grace and Nikita (3) took off on Friday and drove across the country...........well some of it.

It was a great opportunity for me to coincide it with a good ole op shop scrounge!!!  I LOVE scouting out new op shops in new towns!!!  AND I have a sneeking suspicion you do too!!

I had my new bible on board as well aka The Op Shop Guide Victoria"



I found lots of funky new fabrics which you can take a peek at over HERE but here is a sneak preview...


Love this paisley find..........


this ones kinda crazy too...


I think someone out there is gunna fall in love with this one.....


Love the "Nana" brown ones..............

I also SOLD this beauty to a lovely lady in the USA last week!  Woop Woop!
As Mr ODB said...  "Holy Shit, now your exporting!"


It has Vintage Fords 1906 on it!


and would you believe it was heading to FORD country, near Detroit, Michigan.

It was the first dress I made for sale back in December last year.............it just took me several months to get my A into G and upload them onto ETSY
or more to the point............how the blinkers HOW to upload them!
I'm such a Gen X girl.............it takes me a loooooooooooong time to figure out the "techno" side of things............and I'm still making mistakes!!!

But slow and steady wins the race I say!!

Anyway Petals, today I finished another cutie munchkin dress for a special someone...


the little blue and green one on the right!!

I havent quite figured out which step I love the most out of making these little dresses

a) the op shopping hunt for fabric (tick)
b) the fabric and colour selection process (tick)
c) the pondering how to construct it process (tick)
d) the photographing process (tick)
OR
e) the gorgeous smile on a little girls face when she wears it!  (BIG FAT OLE TICK)

All in all, its a mighty fine process indead-dee!

Well pretty ladies, hope your all happy and well.........

Dee x

3 comments:

  1. Oh love the vintage fabric finds, they are just going to make the most fabulous new treasures. Happy travels! V

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  2. The fabrics look great! I'm sure you'll make some more fab things with them.

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