Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

I'm thrilled to be joining Lady Cordelia this week in *Thrifty Thursday*.
I'm a thrift/antique store junky, and love nothing more than to stumble upon little hidden, often overlooked treasures.
While visiting my family, my Aunt and I stopped in "Habitat Thrift Shop" in Marysville, Kansas, where I found all sorts of goodies. My favorites though were these three giant balls of fabric, all sewn up and ready for a rag rug. 

Just shy of the size of a volleyball, and marked down from $4 a piece to only $1, these were an amazing deal. I was beyond excited to find out that they're made of vintage feedsack fabrics.
These take so long to stitch up, I can hardly believe that they were only a dollar!

I've been meaning to make a rag rug for a while now, I just can't decide between the crochet route, or the old toothbrush method that my Great Grandmother used to do. I've never done the toothbrush method, but I just might have to try my hand at it. It seems simple enough based on the many online tutorials.

And if that fails, I can always rip it out and start with the crocheted version, right? Or leave them balled up and sitting out on display, they're so pretty just like this!


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Whoopsie! I've been informed that Thrifty Thursday will now be hosted here, in case anyone else was interested in participating... Sorry for the confusion!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds very interesting Corabelle - I'm intrigued to see what you come up with!
    Ronnie xo

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  2. OOh what lovely blogs you have Corabelle. What a great find with the fabric for rug making. I love the idea of using an old toothbrush too...even better...you'll be able to make a rug for peanuts!

    I'll be following you from now on.

    Happy rug making.
    Deb

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    1. aw, well i'm flattered. thank you!

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  3. ohhhh. so delicious! those balls of fabric!! LUCKY YOU! Can't wait to mill around your blog a bit more.
    Please link over at www.babybythesea.net for Thrifty Thursday...
    so sorry you didn't know but I passed it along a week or so ago to a new "owner."
    XO
    C

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    1. Whoopsie, no, I didn't see that! Thanks for letting me know:)

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  4. What a great find; looking forward to see whatever you method you'll use!

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    1. I think i'm going to do the crochet method, because the strips have been ironed up narrow like bias tape. I really want to try the other method though too, so I might start ripping up some old sheets...
      This sort of thing always happens to me, and then I have too many projects going on at once!

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