October 3, 2011

New Finds: Marimekko Kaivo & More

I love going to garage sales outside of metropolitan areas, prices are more reasonable and people aren't aware of the trends so it's still possible to get a good score! When I was home a few weeks ago in upstate NY, my mom and I hit up a few sales and here's what I scored for $5, yes - $5 for all of it!

String/twine tin with the hole on the top - been wanting one of these for a while, plus tiny metal tool drawers which are perfect for sewing supplies!

I also got what I think is a big piece of Marimekko Kaivo fabric - as far as I can tell, it's the real deal, except there's no markings on the selvage edge (?) but is definitely screen printed and good quality cotton, so I can't imagine it's a knock-off. (Are there fabric knock-offs? does that even happen?) Anyway, I plan on making a small throw blanket out of it!

While trying to look u p more info about the fabric, I stumbled on this interesting book about sewing/crafting with their fabrics - with patterns!!!

Marimekko Surrur Book: Make Your Own Marimekko: "Named for the humming sound of the brain or a sewing machine busy at work, the Marimekko Surrur Book is filled cover to cover with clever ideas, instructions and patterns to create clothes, toys and accessories from the larger than life color and imagination of Marimekko."

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