Life is just so amazing isn't it? I go to estate sales just about every weekend of the year. I've been going to them since we moved to California in August of 2009. And yet it was this weekend, 5 days after Elffie died that I went to a little sweet estate sale in Graton where the previous owner was a corgi owner. What are the odds that the sale would include little figurines of Corgis, photos of corgis, books about corgis as well as an advent calendar by one of my favorite illustrators Tasha Tudor?
Tasha Tudor loved her Corgis. She constantly painted them and in real life was surrounded by them. She and Alicia from Posie Gets Cozy were big influences when it came time to choose a dog. When I picked up this book I was reminded why I fell in love with corgis. And that I want another one in time.
The woman's house was very inspiring. She lived on a small farm where she had raised sheep (in her 70's). She loved crafting and had so many supplies but her favorite appeared to be fiber arts.
She had so many rolls of wool roving in all different shades of natural wool color. They sold quickly but there was more than enough to go around for those interested. I bought just a little bit in the beginning but before I left I grabbed some more.
This is silk roving and as you can imagine it's incredibly soft.
This woman died in her 70's but it appeared that she never stopped working on her crafts. She had so much passion and you could see that in every room of her house. I always feel so honored to be in someones home and to take a peek at their life.
The crafting supplies were endless; needles, yarn, thread, fabric and patterns. Two rooms were filled to the brim with supplies and more supplies were in the hallway and living room.
The only reason that I recognize this is that I came across some at another estate sale of a crafter. Luckily the bag had been marked "camel roving."
She had many cones of what appeared to be handspun wool. I'm guessing that she had used this electric spinner to spin the wool. Perhaps it was from her own sheep.
I didn't fill Little Shop this week. The children are off school on Monday and I didn't want to overload my already full plate. I'll make sure to update the shop next Monday.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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