Best of the bunch from my recent listings, this vintage needlepoint kit from 1978 is priced high because of its rarity.
Swooping into thrift shops searching for quality and collectible items. Selling on eBay as tam_gonza. eBay store is GOA.
This jacket was finally listed. Bought for $40 in Fort Bragg while I was on vacay, I have it listed for $125.
My listing sessions are depending on the thrifted product that I acquire. I had the good fortune of buying a batch of needlekits at half off. They are always good sellers, esp. when they are Christmas kits. This one was the best of the bunch. What I thought to be a solid $25 in value turned out to be $65.
How are your holiday plans coming along?
I have reached a moratorium on buying fabric. I possess an entire dresser full, a three-drawer plastic container, tubs full of plaid/Christmas, and project bags. That is more than enough. I may have squirreled away other project bags at my offsite shed. 😧
I have narrowed down my project bags. Some carry over year after year, but that is ok. I eventually turn my attention those Quilt Worthy enough to complete.
My current project is another quilt keeper for myself. I bought the lot of quilt blocks at thrift for $40, sold half of them. There are 11 completed appliqued flowers. I will supplement with a twelfth block, I just haven't decided how to do that. Here is the fabric I am auditioning for borders/sashing. It was one of my "found" fabrics moved to a furniture drawer that had been forgotten.
I had a happy day at thrift. My $20 bought the following: long sleeved leopard pajamas, 8 uncut sewing patterns, bag of Boy Scout slides, bag of replacement cords for Christmas houses, book for resale, a Hallmark ornament, and a Gnome for the Holidays small banner.
My push continues to list sewing patterns. This 1985 vintage Vogue Craft is the best of the bunch from my latest session.
Pattern of the Day features this adorable bear with autumnal clothing.
Changing it up for the month of November, I sported another thrift shop sweater.
November really deserves its own month, its own decorations. This fabric cornucopia kind of intrigued me. It is from a vintage 1980 McCall's 7274 holiday table settings pattern I have for sale.
Reseller update: I discovered my eBay listing templates needed to be edited once again. Most of my existing listings didn't note my store categories. Now all 25 templates are up to date going forward. I am truly gaining ground on the death pile. Once I have everything listed, I will cull certain books for sale. I had the bright idea that quilt books would be good sellers. NOT. The only ones that garner an interest are Fons and Porter publications, anything Kaffe Fassett or Tula Pink.
Can you be hooked on yarn but never craft with it? Odd, I know but that is my situation. I know quality yarn when I see it for sale secondhand. These beauties came in a $7.99 bag full of skeins that I hope to spin into over $200. No way I would pass up luxury mohair tweed.