Sunday, 25 August 2013

Goodwill Goodies

Picking up a small bag of what looks to be a few bits of fabric and some threads turned out to be something quite different! While yes there was fabric and there were threads inside, there were a lot more pieces of fabric than I had anticipated, as well as a lot more than just thread!

First of all there are these kits, from Embellishment Village, that I can't seem to find on their website. . . .



The one to the left is labeled as Squared Off Tote bag - Safari Colors and the one to the right (which I now have three of) are called Create a Card Kits under 'Events.' A search of their website doesn't pull up any cards, much less kits; and the closest you get is 'curve appeal' bags rather than totes, so I don't know where these came from or how old they are. They've got some great beads in them! Mostly themed for young families, they have a grey/pewter/silver charm that is of the back of a car with the engraving 'Just Married,' as well as a charm of little baby feet, like those ink imprints of their soles. There are flowers and hearts and regular beads of square and long rod shapes as well though, so much can be done here!


The tote bag beads has one giant white feather, and then various brown, black, and white beads in what I suppose are their 'Indian shaped beads.' I haven't a clue. XD The bags the beads are attached to are full of weird ribbons, with different textures, widths, and metallics, with very little obvious use. I have no idea how these things would have been put on cards or tote bags, and with the price on the back of them stating each is $15 I wouldn't have bought them to find out either! There are no instructions with any of the pieces, so I guess there won't be any enlightenment arriving anytime soon. XD

Along with that are the glorious sorted fabrics:


I can't wait to find a use for the Christmas-y red and green and gold plaid there in the corner! It also came with that hoop inside, as well as a lot of needles left in fabrics and in various little kits, so hardware came with the soft! There are two different blues, the one on top of the pink being the tiniest shade more grey-blue than sky blue. You can't honestly tell a difference until you put them on top of each other, and then it's obvious they aren't the same! Then there's the pink, a scrap of white, and a weird one that remind me of plastic tablecloths with the odd coloured stripes. No idea what I'm going to do with that. Finally in the little bag below the hoop is some wheat coloured fabric that proudly declares itself as being a cotton/polyester/linen mix. All of it seems to be by the same brandname, and all of it looks to be 14 count.

Along with those comes a handful of those tiny little ornament kits that you can get for doing a five minute stitch (and coincidentally the ones I would never buy):

The line of blue on the top piece by the teddy says 'Friendship. . . There's something'



Lots of Christmas in the bag. I'll have to redo all those little squares of fabric into Halloween goodness for sure! There was plenty of thread to go with it, including a gold metallic, and a white that has the most interesting braided texture to it. The rest are pretty ordinary, and many happen to be the same threads that I'm using in my Mirabilia! There's the typical glob of thread you get from prepackaged kits so that's a chunk of unnamed colours. For $4, I'd say that was an excellent bag of goodies. ;)

~x