I’ve recently been turned on to buying toys from thrift stores. In the past, this was I practice I admittedly turned my nose up at–I mean, I’ve been buying second-hand clothes and housewares for myself since high school, but for some reason used toys for my babies made me sad. I realized though, that it was only if the toys looked overly tired that it bothered me.
My friend Jennifer clued me in to the fact that you can often order replacement parts from toy store manufacturer’s website for super cheap (I got all new accessories for the toy house above for under $7!), and my friend Noelle turned me on to the wonder that is the Magic Eraser which easily rids plastic of scuff marks. Now, the only solution I needed was for fixing the icky, torn stickers that most, thrift-y toys seem to have. So, I came up with these quick-fix, vinyl decals!
Is all of this effort worth it, you’re asking? Well, the bigger toy in this post retails for around $80–and when all was said and done, my refurbished version cost less than $20. You be the judge. 🙂
Multi-directional projects keep the stitcher engaged and result in a dynamically graphic piece. I designed this Mod Cowl to be worked from the center-point of the granny square, then right-angle stripes veering into straight stripes. Once the body is complete and seamed-up, the ripping is worked in-the-round.
Get the pattern and Montoya Merino yarn at www.YarnYAY.com
It’s only 81 I’m Austin right now, which means it’s practically fall! 😉 What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons, than with our 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝘅!
🧶 3 hanks of @madelinetosh HOME in my colors: Peace Fingers, Glory Hands, and Black Thumb. (Hand dyed in Texas)
📝 Printed pattern for either the #knit Vampire Teeth Scarf or #crochet Skull Squared Scarf (designed by me)
@rosyretro Mystical Needle/notions pouch. (Hand made in 🇬🇧)
@fireflynotes Vintage Black Cat Tin and stitch markers (Handmade in 🇨🇦)
@kelmscottdesigns Owl Scissors (Made in Canada)
All products in this box, support women owned and operated businesses. We only have about 20 left.
𝗚𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝘄𝘄.𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺 (𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗮𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝘀) 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀!
Spooky Season’s Greetings!
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