Not all thrifted items are equal. There are those that are picked up on a whim for a tasty bargain. There are those that are gifted. There are those that are diligently hunted.
And there are those that are created.
Thrifting is not just about buying cheap second-hand goods, it's also about using the resources available to you to create, do and be something magical.
handbags. This marvelous hat was a piece of coursework that she created for me, knowing that I'd definitely use it.
She's currently entered some fabulous pieces into a shoe design competition. These babies are my favorite and I hope you'll give them five stars (it only takes a second to vote). Not only are they utterly gorgeous, but I think they would be the perfect complement to this hat. Don't you think it'd be the sweetest outfit?
Hat: Leena Maurow
And maybe if her shoes win,
I'll be able to buy a pair.
Scarf: Little Theorem
Another brilliant gift from my talented knitty friend.
She sells this pattern so you can knit your own.
Earrings: Cookie and Buster