Thrifty Thursday: What have I unpacked lately?


A late Thrifty Thursday, but late is better than never.  I had a few things going on yesterday here, and today my internet is in the red…so this could take a while to reach blogland.  I have satellite internet, which sounds cool, but really isn’t. My ca for downloads and uploads is 200MB a day. And if I go over that (hello auto-windows update) then my internet slows to a crawl. It’s supposed to refresh at midnight, and give me a window of 5 hours of unlimited d/l and u/l. Read: supposed.  Today: not so much. Ugh, I need to talk to my SaskTel rep.  Needless to say (and rant aside) I’m late. And no, not that kind of late. 😉

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blog2011.02.18 photo004I was looking around for some thrifty finds to showcase, and I realized I had recently unpacked these 2 tins, which now live on my kitchen counter next to my pretty dishwasher soap holding tin.  They don’t have a purpose besides being pretty and matchy-matchy. They probably cost $2 each at the most.

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blog2011.02.18 photo002blog2011.02.18 photo003I love these plaster wall plaques! My parents had skunks when I was a kid, but not the same as these ones. The birds are my favorite, with the owls a close second.  They are a bit chipped but I love them anyway.  I haven’t figured out where I’m going to put them yet. But I’m leaning towards the bathroom as I have a collection of art plates (not thrifted but *awesome*) that I want up in the kitchen.  I want a Kitchen Prayer plaque in orange.  I saw one but decided not to get it for some odd reason, and now I can’t stop thinking about it. gah!

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blog2011.02.18 photo007blog2011.02.18 photo008Fabric! Mennonite Clothes Closet, or Village Green as it’s now called in Saskatoon, sells little packs of fabric remnants for $2 – $2.50.  This is a pink pack.  I’ve gotten several other packs, but I just unpacked this out of a box packed with random things (I am a terrible packer) so it’s the one you get to see.  I love the bunny fabric and the deep pink floral.  These are perfect for hand-pieced quilts.  I made my daughter a fashion scarf and patched a pair of jeans with hexes made from thrifted fabric like this. Maybe I should show you some time!

As I said, I’ve had a difficult few days, but that didn’t stop me from working on that loomed rug.  I really, REALLY don’t want it to become a UFO (UnFinished Object).  Here’s a photo of it almost done.  Just have to connect all the squares!  I’ll be showing it off when it’s done that’s for sure.

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Thanks to everyone who’s reading and commenting.  I’m excited to be here, and excited to be sharing my crafting, farming life with you. 😀

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