Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Goodwill Score

I scored big time at Goodwill today. Jessie needs jeans - she is growing out of hers so fast and they are all so tight. So I run in there at lunch, didn't see any jeans for her but I found:

Vintage sheets for $1 and $2 a hanger (some were the complete sheet sets). I've been wanting to find some just like these to make: myself and my Mom a pair of lounge pants, and Jessie and Tyler summer pjs. I get so depressed when trying to buy sleepwear for the kiddos. Everything has characters on them - which I am not a fan of at all, and is that super stiff material that shrinks horribly the first time you wash them (and neither of my kids like tight fitting clothing). I'm thinking I can make a cute little tank top and boxer style shorts with an elastic waist for Jessie, and then make boxer style shorts for Tyler that he can wear with some plain white tshirts. Being sheets, they shouldn't shrink - although some of the flowered ones may be slightly ugly.

And the lounge pants for me, I think I just need because. As I tell Todd, if I have these, then I won't be laying around in my flannel pajama pants all the time (and yes, I have been known to run to the store in them - but only if absolutely necessary).

It was up in the 40's again today - a lot of the snow is melted away. We spent about an hour outside tonight cleaning off the cow lot and filling water troughs.

Enjoy the sun,


Granny Lyn said...

Junk shopping is my favorite, the deals are there to be had, and the price is always right. Those sheets will be so comfy, soft, and sooooo out-of-style that you will want to live in them. I love it!!!
Our snow is still about a foot and a half high, slowly going down though. We are warming up slowly.
I love your blogs, so down to earth and friendly,

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

I'm in love with vintage stuff. These are going to perfect! Great find. I can't wait to see what you create from these. If only you lived closer. I'd be over at your house in a heartbeat taking some serious sewing lessons.

Have a great day!

sugarcreekfarm said...

Ooh, good finds! I never have great luck at my Goodwill.