10.21.2014

A weekend of thrifting & crafty adventuring

This weekend was great for thrifting and nifty finds. I met up with my friend Thelma who is an amazing sewer. We're planning some crafty projects together utilizing upcycled materials and repurposed 'junk' combining both our skills. And our interest in crafting 'things'.

First stop on Saturday was the 'gigantic' flea market at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver. This was one amazing sale - 5 rooms plus an outdoor area filled with stuff for sale. Furniture, home decor, clothes, kids stuff, jewelry - WOW!



First we checked out the hundreds of frames for sale.



Then checked out the outdoor area - this was gardening items, furniture, tools...



There were a few rooms like this - tons of tables filled with treasures. And people... It was busy!



It's so gigantic they had their very own announcer. He was my favourite part of the flea market!



Totally retro - this old skool slinky still had its box... This takes me back!



We had a coffee pit stop - totally necessary! Then hit the fabric sale at Our Social Fabric. We got there in the nick of time - we only had 15 minutes until they were closing!



We were there to get leather scraps for our mystery plan. Lots of colours and different sizes to buy. I also got some stitch witchery... Total score! And I didn't spend too much or collect too much from either place. Phew!



This is what I collected from the gigantic sale - tons of buttons at $0.50 per bag. These will be handy for my upcoming Crafternoons!



Cookie cutters at $0.25/each...



Wooden sewing spools... Not sure what I'll do with these but they're fun!



Hat pins... Again no idea what my plans are but they're nifty!



And big earrings... Might turn these into buttons!



Love these wooden beads!



Then on Sunday I found myself at the Vancouver Home + Design Show in BC Place. I happened on a free ticket so went with my BFF Lynn... I love Reclaimed Wood Co! Such funsie prints and very Vancouver.




Then met these cutie patooties from Vancouver Candle Co... Their candles are divine!



And of course I checked out Habitat for Humanity's Ultimate Upcycling Challenge 3: ChairLIFT. Not sure how many chairs they had in the challenge but this entry by Tamara Taggart was the best in my opinion.



So an eventful, jam-packed weekend filled with thrifting and crafting goodness! Feeling inspired and getting ready to make stuff... Yay!

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