In lieu of any handmade activity going on around here (have had too many other things to attend to...) I thought I'd show you some happy secondhand things that have come my way lately:
(I'm so grateful we live in a place where secondhand is readily available if we so desire- it just takes a bit of time and effort. But then, so does buying new stuff, don't you think? So if given the choice, I'd choose secondhand every time.)
- A cream party dress with a red and black pattern and tiny fabric buttons down the front. Might have to wait till next summer to wear it, but I'll enjoy looking at it till then and imagining I'm at a sunny picnic in the park with the kids.
- An apple-red wool coat, made in New Zealand back in the day. It has big pockets and a boxy kind of cut. Actually, maybe I could wear this over the summer dress and sit in the park anyway..?
- Some crisp vintage cotton: cream with big grey roses. I can imagine making curtains from this, but they would need to be backed in wool fabric, I think! It's starting to get autumnal in our part of the world.