Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Finds And Deals

I did my usual weekend running around with my daughter yesterday and found some sweet sewing patterns at Goodwill.


This is a very vintage (1981 copyright) pattern that I got for whole 88 cents. It’s a size 2, which is a bit big right now for Peyton, since she is wearing 18 month sizes right now, and she is pretty petite, but by the time I get something made, it should fit. I’m thinking the sleeveless one would make some really cute sundresses. I’ve got all kinds of cute little prints materials that would work just fine. Then I was thinking the sleeveless one would be cool as a jumper if you made it in something like a corduroy material. I’m not big on sleeves, only because I usually have the dickens of a time putting them in. Oh, and the other great thing about this pattern, it’s never been cut! So, I thought maybe I could make templates of the pattern on freezer paper to use instead of cutting up the original. You figure, it’s 31 years old and it might be kind of fragile, wouldn’t want to ruin it and not be able to use it!


This is the other pattern I got ( for 88 cents). It’s sizes 3 through 6x so I have lots of time to make something from this one, lol. The package says there’s one piece of the pattern missing. I haven’t gone through it yet to see which piece it is, but I should be able to make something in here. The copyright on this one is 1990.





Isn’t this cute? I found it at Goodwill too! It doesn’t look like it’s ever been worn. It’s a size 24 months, so still a bit big, but she’s growing fast, so eventually…..






paint n coupon

Then we went to Lowe’s. Daughter was looking for a dishwasher, I was going to buy paint. Awhile back Valspar paints had a deal on the internet where you could order a sample jar of their paint FREE if you were one of the first 1,000 to sign up daily for something like a week. You also got a coupon for $5 off the purchase of a gallon of their Signature paint. I’m a night owl so I had no problem getting in and being able to sign up on time every day. I have multiple email addys so I signed up three times and got 3 samples! AND when I opened the boxes, one of them had two of the $5 coupons stuck together, so I got FOUR coupons! Woohoo! They are good until May 31st, so there was no rush to use them. I was waiting for our local Lowe’s to have a sale on their Valspar paint. Well, instead of a sale, they had a mail in rebate for $5 off each gallon. So, after I send in my rebates, and using my coupons, I actually ended up getting $10 off each gallon! I bought 3 gallons so I can paint the living room and the long hallway going to the bedrooms. Now granted, their paint is NOT cheap ($31.99 each for the satin finish, plus tax for a total of $33.88 each). But let me tell you, I’ve used cheap paint and I’ve used Valspar, and the Valspar is worth EVERY PENNY of the extra cost. It has the primer in it, so when you paint, it covers AWESOME in just one coat and goes on really smooth. And no, no one is reimbursing me for my gushing testimonial, I’m just that impressed with it. So doing the math, using my coupons and rebates, I got the paint for just under $24 a gallon. The gold patch on the top of the picture is the color I got. Actual color is a bit “warmer” than the picture looks. Just so tired of bland eggshell walls, and wanted a bit of color, but nothing super drastic that would put the hubby into a tailspin, lol.

Got my haircut this weekend too in amongst all the running. It’s back up to chin length, much easier to take care of.

1 comment:

  1. Susie~
    What exciting finds! The sundresses will be darling. I love the one you found at Goodwill.
    Have a lovely week.