Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here I am. I thought you might need a bootie fix

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And here it is:
I bought these booties for, I don't know, a couple pennies? You see, I don't know because I was at a church garage sale.  And there was this table FULL of baby clothes.  And the ladies kept coming around saying: "All you can stuff in a bag for two dollars!"  And I kept saying: "But it's all little girl clothes!".  Yet they kept insisting.  And then they changed the sign to all you can stuff in a bag for 1 dollar.  So I bought some baby girl clothes.

I bought two bags actually.  But I only paid for one (because I forgot about the other).  I don't feel bad about this forgetting.  I'm pretty certain if I stood there a minute longer they would have changed the sign to everything you can stick in TWO bags for a dollar.

But yeah, awesomeness, hey?  And it is all REALLY nice stuff.  And lucky for me 5 months after this sale I found myself pregnant (this is me thinking: how can I phrase this delicately?).  And 4 months after that I discovered the baby in my belly is a little girl baby (but I knew...or else I wouldn't have bought those baby girl clothes...I'm not THAT compulsive of a shopper ;-).

So yes.  The point of this story?  Other than that I am awesome is: if it's a good deal, buy it.  No, actually this story SHOULD be about a bootie fix.  You see, they were rather ho-hum baby booties until I flipped the tops down and put in a new ribbon.  You can do this too.  Little booties like this can be found at many thrift stores (or other handmade baby clothes that need simple fixes like better buttons or ribbons).  This of course begs the question: "Who is donating handmade baby clothes?".  It makes me sad.  It makes me ESPECIALLY sad when I see crochet blankets at thrift stores.  Do you know how long it takes to crochet a blanket?  A LONG TIME.  It makes the crocheter in me just livid.  And you don't want to see a crocheter livid.  Not when she is holding a number 9 hook.

ummm...next post: the baby blanket I'm making?

BYE!

14 comments:

  1. you're cute. as are the booties.. as is your booty... woot woooooo!

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  2. hee hee. nice booties :) and the pic of you and your son is just so cute!

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  3. you have the cutest little boy! (: i always love everyhting he's wearing

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  4. I KNOW that we would be craft friends. Our kids would chase each other around the room while destroying our creations, so we wouldn't actually get any crafting done...but we'd still totally be craft friends..haha

    I am totally with you on the donating the hand made things...at least pass it on to a friend who will cherish it....seriously people!!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  5. That is a lovely picture of you and your son. He is so cute! And I am seriously impressed that you are able to get into that crouching position with a baby bump.

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  6. HAHA! The booties are so cute!!
    Your son is getting so big! What a sweetheart. :)

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  7. It's been too long! You're looking beautiful. I bet Soren's so excited to have a baby sister on the way. xxx

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  8. That's it. You're a bargain hunting time traveler! Next time you start up the DeLorean let a few of the girls know so we can come along for the ride.. of course.. then.. you'd have to share the booty ehem bounty! ;)

    You look lovely and Soren is such a little cutie :)

    Until next post! ;) Have a great one!

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  9. That first photo is so wonderful. It makes me smile. Congratulations on your great bargains and I totally agree about handmade clothes. People don't seem to value them any more.

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  10. I didn't realize until I kept reading that you bought all that stuff BEFORE you knew for sure you were having a girl--wow, you must have just "known"! I think there's just one word to describe that picture: Awwwwww.

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  11. You're right, I did need a bootie fix! Aww, you and Soren and those booties are all so cute.
    And I agree about giving away crochet stuff, but I guess if the person who had it didn't appreciate it then its better that it goes to someone who does right?

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  12. That first picture is adorable! I want to frame it and put it up in my apartment but taht would be creepy.

    Also, all you can fit in one bag for $1?!? Yeah, I wouldn't care if I were having a boy or girl for that price!

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  13. I used to love crocheting when I was younger and i would love to get back into it again, but yes, I can imagine making a blanket would not be a quick project :-) Oh and the first photo - 8 different kinds of adorable.

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