Going to the thrift store to search for fabric has become a weekly thing for Syd and I. I've been lucky enough to find some really awesome stuff lately and this week was definitely was a winner. I found some fabrics and interfacing (yards and yards!) and was about to make my way to the cash register. I then remembered I was in need of a new book to read, so we swung by the ginormous book section of the store. After finding a new-to-me copy of a Karin Slaughter novel, we made our way to the front via the "craft" aisle. I rarely check this section out because it usually consists of a bunch of ratty ribbon and old glue. Not so this time. . . I found both a bag full of vintage buttons and another full of random sewing notions. So, for seven bucks, I made out like a bandit. If you are a sewing nerd like me, you'll understand my moment of glee as I happily placed my bags in the trunk of the car.
My advice to fellow sewists and crafters: run, don't walk, to your local or maybe not so local thrift stores and see what you can come up with!