Saturday, September 11, 2010

Consignment Shopping

I love going shopping at consignment shops because you can always find the best deals! We went to the farmer's market this morning and there is this cute little children's consignment shop right next to it. They are a children's shop, but they also have tons of juniors clothes and purses. I can almost always find shoes there because I can fit into kids 3 1/2, and they sell for $2.50-$3.00 a pair! You can't beat that! We stopped in there today after going to the market and I bought the cutest purse and wallet set for $5!

The inside is cute too! It has lots of pockets and I love all the different fabrics on this purse.

Well anyways, I loved the bag and bought it. Then I decided to make a checkbook cover to match it. So I bought some fabric that matched the ribbon, and made one! I've never made one before, but it turned out great and only took about 20 minutes!

Now I have a cute little purse set, all for about $7 total with the cost of the extra fabric plus tax! I've been needing to get a smaller bag since my old rag purse is really worn out. I've been meaning to make a new one, I just haven't had time to get fabric for it yet. So I'll carry this around for now!

We also saw these awesome bags at the consignment store made out of dog, cat, and chicken food bags! That's right, dog food bags, crazy! What a great way to recycle though! They were super cute and would be so easy to make, and they were selling them for $15! I'm going to make one out of Leo's food bag once he eats it all. They are great to take to the farmer's market and to the grocery store. Sadly I didn't get a picture of it, but I'll definitely take some once I make one!


  1. Love the purse Christine. Your so creative can't wait to see your dog food bag tote :)

  2. I totally love your idea to make the checkbook cover out of matching fabric! I am going to try it for sure!!!