This morning, we supported the flea market at a church close to where we used to live. As we moved away five years ago, it was our first opportunity to visit. This flea market supports local charities and was being held for the 52nd year. Needless to say, with such a long history, it gets an incredible amount of community support and the church hall complex is very busy.
I went with one goal in mind and that was to look for fabric and/or yarn. I know from past experience that they sometimes have good fabric off-cuts and knowing the layout of this market certainly helped in finding the bargains. Although I didn't find any yarn, I did manage to track down some fabric.
The first piece is a blue cotton chambray which cost $8.00. When I got home and measured it, I discovered almost five metres of fabric! I thought that there might be enough for a dress and I am certainly not disappointed! I've been thinking about making a blue chambray dress for a while - now all that I need is a pattern.
The multi-colour print is an upholstery fabric in shades of blue and beige. Again, I thought that there might be enough to make a cushion cover, but found that there is probably enough for two. This is a Jay Yang screen printed design called Woodco and the fabric is even protected with Scotchgard This piece cost $5.00.
The third piece is a cotton printed fabric, which measured three and a half metres ~ all this for $2.00. This fabric is only 90cm wide, so I'm not sure what I intend to do with it at present.
The last piece that I purchased is this red and white gingham for $3.00. I thought that I would use this for something Christmas-related later in the year.
All in all, a good morning's bargain hunting and some additions to my stash, which I hope to put to use soon. I set myself a budget of $20.00 and I had $2.00 to spare. Now maybe I should put that towards next week's sale.
Oh, did I forget to mention that the neighbouring church has their annual spring sale next Saturday?