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!

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!


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

  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'll be able to make a rug for peanuts!

    I'll be following you from now on.

    Happy rug making.

  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 for Thrifty Thursday...
    so sorry you didn't know but I passed it along a week or so ago to a new "owner."

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

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

    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!