Category Archives: Thrift store finds

A round-up and some plans

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To my pleasant surprise I managed to complete 25 sewing and knitting projects in 2016. As most of my crafting takes place in short increments of time, especially now that my daughter no longer naps during the day, I often feel like I get very little done. Well, apparently just spending half an hour here and there pays off and… Read more »

Around the world in a paper plane: vintage paper cut-outs

Last month, one of the antiquarian bookshops in our neighbourhood had a closing down sale. Every item in the store cost 20 kr. While I am sad to see these kind of shops go, I have to admit that I prefer to buy books online where I can more easily find the specific things I am looking for. No matter… Read more »

Latest thrift store finds

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Soon I hope to be able to write about some of my completed and ungoing sewing projects, but as I had such a good haul at the thrift store yesterday I decided to do a round up of some of my latest second hand finds. (And photographing pattern envelopes and other small things is more pleasant than taking pictures of… Read more »

Vintage sewing for children: some Swedish patterns

When moving back to Malmö last autumn I was looking forward to rummaging around the local charity shops and buying lots of vintage sewing patterns. Since then I have only been able to find a few adult patterns in or around my own size that I can imagine sewing up one day. It soon turned out that Tradera (the Swedish… Read more »