When it's your daughter's birthday and you want to do something nice to start her day, you might fix her something like this for breakfast:
Trader Joe's chocolate croissants. Have you tried them? Really yummy! And not too horrible calorie-wise. And the best thing? There are four in a box. So when it's your daughter's birthday and you want to do something nice to start her day, you can do something nice to start your own day. And your hubby's. And STILL have one left over.
I've been starting to think lately about Easter. I know--Valentine's Day isn't even here yet, right? But do you know how FAST time flies?
Anyway, do you recall the Bette Bunny wallhanging pattern and the kits I put together a couple years ago? Well, I was thinking about doing something along those lines--maybe a Mr. Bunny. Yes, I did make a male bunny at the time, but I want to refine him--or maybe make a wallhanging with the pair of them. As you can obviously see, I'm just getting started on the thinking part of the design. But one way or another, I knew I wanted more white wool for bunny making, so I hit the thrift store at lunch.
And today was a good thrifting day.
Yes, I found two white wool blazers and Hubby is once again employed as a garment deconstructor. Too bad the job doesn't pay much more than a chocolate croissant for breakfast. Besides the blazers, though, I found two identical 100 percent cotton white eyelet skirts with tiny ruffles between the panels.
Originally I thought I would probably make pillow cases or something like that out of them, but then I started thinking about mixing pieces into a quilt. See, that's what I love about thrifting--it gets me thinking about possibilities, and that gets me in a creative frame of mind.
I also found a white linen skirt with a bunch of cutwork and tone-on-tone applique around the bottom edge. Again, possibly a pillow. I didn't take a photo of that one though. Then I found a couple scarves. I photographed two to show you but they look like some kind of dead animals here, don't they?
I think they're hand crocheted or knitted using eyelash and a pom pom yarn. One's black and white and the other is black, blue, and purple. I hand washed them when I got them home and in the photo, I have them laying out on a towel drying.
I also found a few houseware/glass items that are in the dishwasher, but this pitcher escaped so far--
I think some kind of watermelon motif tablerunner is going to have to be made before too long. In fact, I think watermelons may be the look this summer--at least in my home!
I hate to end such a nice day, but it's just about that time again. I hope you're having a good day too, but if not? Start tomorrow with a chocolate croissant. It really works!