|Pretty little vintage lamp.|
I had a very busy and productive week, which I love. It was spring break for my girls and I was able to work half days and have extra time with them too.
Sunday I got up and got busy. I made a small loaf of whole wheat bread and a dozen dinner rolls. Then I spent some quality time with my sewing machine.
I embellished the second set of sheets I bought the week before with vintage crocheted trim I already had in my stash. I finished my embroidered chicken tea towel. I embellished three of the hand towels I had bought at Bed Bath & Beyond (post coming) using vintage crocheted pillowcase lace I had been given by a friend. I cut out another doily from a scrap of fabric I had.
I made a satin belt for my oldest. A friend of hers gave her a dress she no longer wanted and it was missing the belt. She plans to wear the dress to her freshman dance so I made her a simple belt using a wide satin ribbon I had in my stash and a skirt hook I also had on hand. It looks perfect with the dress and she is very pleased.
I hemmed a pair of the shorts we found at a thrift store a couple weeks ago for my youngest. They were a touch longer than she liked. One must have the correct length on their shorts when running track, you see. J
I used a little Spray & Wash to clean a couple spots off of a lampshade I bought at the thrift store the week before for $1.99. Then I cleaned the rest of the shade with a damp rag. It cleaned up very nicely. I let it dry and then got out the glue gun to add some pretty gold trim I had. I think it turned out very nice.
Tuesday evening I finished embroidering a tea towel I had started last year.
Wednesday I dug out all of my scraps and smaller pieces of fabric. It always take me forever to make a final decision on which ones I'll eventually end up using, however this time my pile seemed to have its own color theme which made it a much easier process for me. I had just enough to cut out pieces to make 12 nine patch quilt squares. Thursday I finished stitching them all together. Whooo hoooo.
I had a small pile of scraps from my scraps. I took about half of them and crazy quilted them together and used that to embellish my tea towel. I have never crazy quilted before and I have to admit it was pretty fun. Plus I got to use a lot of my fancy stitches on my machine. I think it turned out pretty cute.
With all the projects I've been working on and finishing up the past few weeks I have managed to make some space in my unfinished project bin, my fabric dresser and I eliminated a good sized bag of trim from my stash. My living room floor is starting to become visible again too. J
Thursday, on the way home from work, I finished up my Easter shopping at Walgreens with a few inexpensive items I found on sale. I spent less than $5.
I did a little grocery shopping at Albertson's after work Friday. I wanted to take advantage of their sale on butter ($1.99 ea.), crackers ($1.39 ea.) 4 cans of corn (39¢ ea.) and a 10# bag of potatoes ($1.49). While there I happened across a whole roasting chicken and two bags of bagels in the markdown bin. Not a bad haul.
My youngest made homemade chocolate ice cream and I made two batches of homemade pudding. The oldest had a not-so-much-fun appointment at the orthodontist so she needed some soft, cool treats for her sore mouth.
I made up another jar of soap. I pulled out another jar I'd stuck in the purge box and filled it up with the extra bars of hotel soap I had leftover. Now I have one to take to the "new house". Grandma would approve.
How was your thrifty week?