On the main road that runs through the town of Joshua Tree I spotted two thrift stores right near the entrance to the national park. I told Erik, "You know I'm not leaving this place until I get to go in there." Although he's not a fan of thrift shopping, he obliged and even found himself a funky Tiki shirt. Lookie what I found:
Check out the oldskool Tigger, before he got all Disneyfied.
That is actually a smock shirt that ties in the back. I might wear it, but I probably won't cook in it.
Whoa, look at those freaky animals! I like the boy and girl fabric best. But not better than this:
Now that's the kinda print that sends my heart a-flutter. I loved it so much that as soon as I came home I made two toddler sundresses out of it:
each with a tiny toy that lives in the pocket:
The second most exciting fabric score was this:
which inspired me to make these:
Each with a matching heart in its pocket.
Wait! I'm not done yet. there was also this haul:
It was all folded like this when I bought it. I thought the mushrooms were awesome but the sleepy kitten/home sweet home prints were kind of dumb and the patchwork print was rather faded. But when I got home and unfolded it all I realized that's actually the backside of the patchwork print fabric and the mushroom fabric also has panels of owls and butterflies. Owls and Butterflies, people! I made this today:
Last but not least, I also got this:
Which I turned into this:
I love how this time last week I had no clue this fabric existed and now I have all this. Now, excuse me while I go see what else is out there. . .