I never knew how much work it was to be a weekend parent – the commuting for the handoff alone exhausts me! But, summer vacation is over in three more weeks and the twins will be back home with me. Yay!
|Bins & Bins of Stuff
While looking through the “stuff” bins, I came across a pattern – which happens sometimes. But when I dug a little more, there were more and more patterns – vintage patterns! All together, I found 59 patterns – mostly vintage, in the GW Outlet bin along with a Coats & Clark A-Z sewing book. I was totally geeked by this time. We found a few other good things – craft supplies, a couple of toys for the Little Mister, some videos, and a few clothes – on our trek. Total = $27.
This past Saturday, we did it again! But this time we (me, the twins, their soon-to-be stepsister on their father’s side, my sweetie, and my mom) went on a caravan trip to the Notre Dame Church tag sale in Durham. The church holds a giant tag sale/flea market the first Saturdays between May and September. Flea vendors’ prices can vary, but the church’s prices are super low. Bags of clothing are $2+, glassware, costume jewelry, toys, craft supplies, small appliances, linens, and more! I found more patterns, most of which are vintage! I also got a good-sized box of sewing supplies, a weaving loom set, a skirt for me, a corduroy skirt to refashion and two waterfall art prints for just $5! The kids got stuffed animals, rings, sunglasses, and a scooter for less than the $5 each I gave them to spend. My mom got a
self-inflicted torture device exercise machine for $6 and my sweetie found some vintage sports cards and Pez dispensers for less than $10 total. We spent more on food and drinks than on items we purchased! We had a great time!
On the sewing front, I worked through the FBA class hosted by PatternReview and think I got the vintage Butterick 4125 adjusted properly. I cut the fashion fabric out last night – fingers crossed that the sewing goes smoothly!