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Recently Thrifted…



Some frames I may or may not use for framing my favourite vintage fabrics, some more :D vintage fabric, and yet another silkscreen. The dark fabric is yardage, there’s about 6-7 meters of it. The mustard coloured fabric is a pair of curtains. I paid about 25€ for all of these.

-Thrifty Finn-

Pinteresting vol. X


Hah! Finally a new banner. I had to re-download some digital scrapbook papers from Pixels & Co to get going (and bunch of new fonts from interwebs) and here’s my new masterpiece! Genius!

My obsession with Pinterest is still going strong and I have quite a few interesting things to share. Starting with:

someecards, of course it burns, exercising, fitness Yeah. I have a gym card but I haven’t gotten any exercise done in two weeks. Fine, OVER two weeks. I’m going today. Seriously, I’m going today. And I will be getting my fitness on. From my board “Funny”.

mid-length red lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana

This dress is gorgeous. It’s by Dolce & Gabbana‘s A/W14-collection. I pinned this on my Sewing-board because I have a horrible, 90’s lace dress that I was going to donate but I realize that I can do something similar to this with it. Hah. I’m so clever!

But we all know I’m never going to get around doing it. Or maybe, just maybe, this time I will.

Hah again.

you have the potential to make beautiful things, quote Hah again. Potential, yes. Ability get started, not so much. From “Quotes”.

makers gonna make, quote, temporary tattoo But then again I could re-adjust my attitude. Haters gonna hate, makers gonna make. I added this onto my board “Font Book” but I think the Quote-board would be a better fit.

vintage sheet dresses

Speaking of making and a better fit…Me loooves! Now I’m hoping that no one will make an offer on my fabric stash so I can make couple of these babies. I have few Burda-magazines from the library and I know couple of nice patterns that would look GOOD on me. And then the leftover scraps of fabric I could use for:

tie pattern, Colette patterns, DIY

Making ties.

Thrifty Finn-In a fabric and sewing and general making fever.


Currently On The Selling List…

I got home yesterday from a flea market where I took my items to, all mad because I hadn’t been selling as much as I thought I would. Not to dwell on the loss, today I photographed some things to sell online. (Sidenote: I might want to stop fingerprinting my camera lense. Might take better photos then.)

This one is my favourite:

Jojo, vintage, green

Thrifty Finn- feeling a sense of calm after getting things done.

Selling Headache

Lankarullat, Vaasan Puuvilla, J&P Coats, vintage thread

As per usual, I’ve been on a spring cleaning/organizing kick lately. I always do when there’s more light and one can actually see the problems one has in one’s apartment. For me, my tiny place was overtaken by sellable items and I decided to book a table at a local flea market to get rid of my overstock. 35 euros for 7 days. Not too bad. So , on Saturday morning I dragged (ON THE BUS) two Ikea-sacks full of retro goodies (that I’d been pricing till early hours) to other side of town. Then on Sunday I carried two MORE sacks and today, one more. That’s 5 sacks, my people!

When I had done organizing my booth today, I wandered over to the till and began chatting with the owner. First, I wanted to know how much I’d sold so far. HARDLY ANYTHING!!! Already a painful vision of me carrying those five sacks home coming Friday occurred.  I asked if should put a discount sign on this early in the week and the answer came as bit of a shock.

Lankarullat2, vintage thread

Apparently my prices are too low as they are! Whaaat!?! I thought if I’d price them low enough, I’d actually sell the stuff but nooo, that’s not how they do things in Espoo. My solution? Tomorrow I’m going to go and raise the prices. Even if it takes me 2 hours to rip all the price tags off and replace them with new ones.

Thrifty Finn- The Queen of Re-selling. Not.