Thursday, January 07, 2010
the title of this post is a little deceiving. this week my thrifty finds images are not of items i thrifted, but of items i made from thrifted materials.
several years ago i was at a church sale (those are the best! lots of old people's vintage things! if you're looking for genuine vintage, church sales are the way to go!) anyway, i was at a HUGE church sale. they had an entire room full of craft supplies. i happened upon a gigantic box of vintage lace, trim, etc. it fills a huge rubbermaid tub now. i can't remember what i paid, but i honestly believe it was under $5 for the entire box. i had no idea what i was going to use all of it for, but i couldn't just pass it up!
i brought it home with me and it sat in my craft storage room for several years until this year when i decided to make handmade christmas gifts. i found the perfect project to showcase all the fantastic designs....brooches.
here's a photo of just a small selection of the brooches i made. i tried my best to match each brooch with the personality of the person i was giving it to. it was a harder process than i anticipated!
a close-up of a purple trimmed crocheted lace brooch which ended up finding a home with one of my god-daughters.
and another close-up of an eyelet trim brooch.
i still have an entire tub full of the trims/laces. either i need to find another project to use it all or go into business making brooches!