There is going to be another delay on the next installment of the Broke Girl challenge, I’ve got a problem with the item I was making that has it on hold until I figure out what I want to do to solve it. I’ve also got a few paid projects I’m working on and a little thing called income taxes (blech!) that are calling me away from it as well. I do promise I will get back to it, I have quite a few things I want to share with you. If I don’t get the problem solved on this particular installment, I’m going to move on to the next thing I had in mind, so stop by next week. I hate when a project doesn’t go as planned. 😦
Wednesday I was supposed to go shopping with my sister-in-law but she had to cancel at the last minute. I decided I needed a day out, I haven’t really ventured anywhere since the weather has been crappy, so I went anyways by myself. I stopped at a couple of thrift stores, it was a bit of a let down. I only bought two things, a sweater for myself and this:
Isn’t this adorable? It was only 99 cents, it reminds me a bit of Caroline’s basket. I wasn’t sure if the little purple cloth was supposed to be in it, but it was there and I can use it. It actually came in handy, it said “Avon” on it, and in doing some research, I have found out that the basket was indeed made for Avon, it is called a Country Egg Basket and included the cloth along with 3 “eggs” that were scented sachets. Judging from the boxes on the ones I found on Ebay, it dates to the 1980’s, glad to see it survived. It’s very well made, and I think it will make a great addition to the dollhouse.
I love it when I find stuff for sale that really isn’t intended for dolls, but can be used for them. I stopped at Target and found these:
$1 each for a set of 2. They are in that terrible spot at the front of the store with the fun goodies. Dangerous place! I had seen the little laundry style basket on several blogs, but I hadn’t seen the other containers. I think one of those will be perfect to hold all the veggies I have in the refrigerator I bought the girls last week. (hey, look, is that sunshine I see?!?!?!)
One thing I’ve had my eye out for were hand towels to use as beach towels for the dolls. I haven’t found much other than solid color towels lately, what’s up with that?! I stopped at a store that sells closeout type stuff, and not only did I find two towels that I think are perfect for beach towels, but they were cheap too. 🙂
I especially like the one on the left and it was only $2! The other one was $3. Best part is if I decide I don’t want to use them or find others I like better, I have two new hand towels for my bathroom. Win/win!
Have you found any good human sized items that you can use for your dolls lately?
Have a wonderful weekend!