Isn't it fantastic that you can pop into op shops you visit regularly and still come away with treasures? That's what happened to me this weekend when I decided to pay a visit to the two Op Shops in Heathmont. Here's what I found at the Heathmont Inter Church Help Op Shop (hidden away at the end of a little corridor) and the Villa Maria Op Shop:
Old knitting patterns, of course! As a bonus, I happened to find the perfect pattern for a vest in 8 ply wool - something I've been searching for in vain until now. It was such a perfect find for me.
I've branched out into sewing lately, so now I'm on the lookout for old sewing patterns I can alter (once I learn how). A dollar per pattern is a much better price than the $20 you'll pay at Spotlight!
A couple of these have never been used, but the ones that have been cut out only ever came in the one size, so it doesn't actually matter that much.
I also picked up a couple of things to take with me on my sewing adventures.
I can't wait to try the self cover buttons! The design on this packet is nowhere near as cute as the packet I bought at a market the other week (click here for a photo), but they all do the same job.
Finally, I almost squeed when I uncovered this trio at the Villa Maria Op Shop:
I love, love, love patterns from this era! These books are in great condition, too.
I hope you've all been enjoying similar successes in your op shopping lately.