How do you know you live in a fancy-schmancy town?
You have one of these:
Yes, ma'am! An honest-to-goodness Goodwill BOUTIQUE!
I'd been wanting to visit this one for a while, and last Thursday HJ and I ventured over there. I've been on the lookout for an inexpensive gown for a new project.
Last September, AE went to a darling birthday party where each party guest got to try on a "mermaid costume". My friend made the costume out of an old sequined prom dress! Then she tied a shell to a string to make a necklace.
Look at that smile!
Since Baby C is due this September, AND AE's birthday is also in September, I'm going ahead and beginning the planning process. I'm totally copying my friend's idea and having a mermaid party. (We may invite some pirates, too!)
So this is what we found:
The colors are perfect, and the crocheted material looks like something from under the sea!
Doesn't it shimmer just like a mermaid's tail?
I'll keep you posted on this project, but I'll be honest, since I've got a few months until the party and a few other half-finished projects already, it may be a while until this one gets done!
I'm joining Rhoda today at her Thrifty Treasures party! Go on over and meet some of her thrifty friends.