As you know, I normally spend my Fridays shopping at flea markets, thrift stores, garage and estate sales, as well as vintage outlets. Today, however, I was busy getting organized for my own garage sale! Believe it or not, I have never had a garage sale! I'm not sure I knew how involved it would be. Every year my neighborhood has a "hood" sale on the same three days. I have never participated before, but I decided to have a go this year after my next door neighbor told me she made $400 last year. Can you believe that? Even half that would be great for the new camera fund right? I will keep you posted on well I do tomorrow. I will also post any items that I don't sell tomorrow in case anyone is interested in cake decorating supplies, gumpaste cutters and molds, pans and stands, as well as vintage cake decorating books. Sorry, I've just realized if I can clear out this stuff, I would have more room for fabric!!
I stayed up late last night and finished the Simplicity Pleated Purse. I am really happy with how it turned out. I found the pattern pretty straightforward and fairly easy to follow, with the exception of the inside pocket. Luckily, I learned how to do an inside zipper pocket when I made the black and gray purse just last week. I actually used the zipper from the deconstructed skirt for this inside pocket. I absolutely love the fabric and to think that the entire purse was made from the fabric of a $2.00 skirt I bought at Goodwill makes it even sweeter! I will definately make this purse again, but maybe shorten it a bit. As a vertically challenged person, this bag kind of hangs a bit low for me.
Have a look at the photos and let me know what you think!