Friday, July 24, 2009

I CAN BE FRUGAL! ...and a small giveaway.

Some people in my family say I'm c.h.e.a.p. I like to say I am frugal and that's why I wanted to join the Frugal Friday Party at The Shabby Nest. Also while I'm at it I want to link up with Southern Hospitality's thrifty finds! Make sure and check out these ladies blogs!
A while back I bought some fabric off of Etsy, it was a big box with all kinds of good size green fabrics. I love it! I made 2 skirts from the fabric so far. I got the big box of fabric for $6!

Pay no attention to the messy bathroom. I wore this one Sunday.

I made these little flowers and appliqued them on, I thought it was pretty good for the first time. I love how it turned out.

I love this one too but haven't had a chance to wear it yet. I have a light blue shirt that matches the little blue flowers perfectly!

Today I stopped at a couple yard sales and at the first one I spent $3 and got 4 things!

This was a book of fabric remnants, pinks,roses and reds. I'm not sure what all I will do with them but I bet I find something! Got it for .50. Couldn't help but make a flower already.
Would you like to win it? Leave a comment letting me know you would like to win it and I'll draw next Friday the 31st. Want another chance? facebook or/and twitter about it and you will have additional chances! Make sure and leave a comment for each post.
I'll put whatever kind of back you want on it.

Here's another book of remnants I got. This one was much bigger pieces of fabric and I only paid .75!

I also got this pretty little cross. He's living on the table for the moment until I decide where I want him. It was only .25.

YES I will wear someone elses shoes,after I disinfect them! Look at how cute they are,from gap and dark blue! LOVE THEM! Paid a whopping $1.50 for these but so worth it!

At the 2nd sale I got a book for a quarter and a bench!!! I have been looking for a bench that my cheap...ummmm I mean frugal self would buy. I don't have a pic yet cause my hubby is picking it up for me but it has iron sides and chippy paint and I only paid $5 for it!! FIVE DOLLARS people!!! YES!


Rhonda said...

I just love the way you shop girl and I go crazy over a good yard sale! Those skirts are adorable! I would love to win the flower for Lindsay a new hair bow. :0)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Dear Lisa, frugal sounds sooooo much better than cheap! We love all your treasures!

Jeanette said...

You did good! I love yard sales and I love the flower you made too. So cute!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Girl... I love how you think! I love the little flower... how do you make them? I need a tutorial!

Alicia said...

Frugal is a better word choice. Cheap has connotations of inferior and what you have created and found is far from that.
I am always telling my friends that I don't mind spending my money, I just don't like wasting it.
Cute little flowers. I haven't scored nice fabric yardsailing for a long time.
Hope you have a great weekend

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love your finds! Those skirts are to cute and love that little flower you made!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lisa, great finds! Love the fabric remnants & you go girl, with the sewing. I love that you found some many great things. Thanks for joining the party.

Sue said...

Cut skirts... Your little flower would make a fun pin! Stay frugal. LOL :-)Sue

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great frugal finds, and I would love to win that cute little flower. If nothing else, make flowers with those remnants. They would be great teacher gifts, or whatever gifts. Love your little flower pins. Jackie

Sue said...

I guess you figured out that I can't type and meant Cute, not cut! Glad you can use the idea of putting on a piece of wood to get rid of the heart cut-out on your piece. I decided this morning to decoupage the entire table once I attach the oval. :-) Sue

Marie said...

Hello Lisa - Love all your great finds! Especially the fabric you made the skirts out of. They turned out fabulously! Thank you for the chance to win that adorable flower pin!


~~Carol~~ said...

Love your frugality! The skirts are gorgeous, and the flower is adorable!