Scrap!

A friend of mine destashed some awesome Marvel Comic and Batman fabric to me- rather generous yardage.  The Marvel fabric is BIG, I mean the print is BIG, if you get my meaning.  Too big to be made into small things like bags where the huge details would be lost, so I decided on pajama pants for the kids!

I started out following an online tutorial, but it wasn’t going that well, so I decided to go on an outing to SCRAP.  http://www.scrap-sf.org/  I hadn’t been there in years, and the outcome can be really so-so depending on what your expectations are, but I had the feeling I would find the pj pattern I was looking for….

We were very happy with what we found today, and I was very pleased that the wee girl enjoyed it as much as I did! She was very entertained by the quirky items and overall randomness that we found.

Oh-so-scrap!

Oh-so-scrap!

So random!  So awesome!

So random! So awesome!

Huh?

Huh?

Fabric!

Fabric!

Vintage photos!

Vintage photos!

Where to look first!

Where to look first!

I managed to show great restraint and left with the pajama pattern I had envisioned, plus a couple more patterns and some watercolors for the kids.  LOTS of the things at SCRAP aren’t labeled, but a sign on the patten cabinet reads “patterns 50 cents, vintage patterns $1-3, so I was super surprised when I was only charged $2 for all of our loot.  I stuffed my change into the donation jar.

Our scores

Our scores

I hope to get to SCRAP again sometime without the kids so I can wander around without wearing a sleeping toddler or trying to distract a 6 year-old who tends to bore quickly.

At any rate, with the vintage (1982!) pajama pattern, I managed to whip up a pair of pajama pants for the kids, in spite of some rather tricksy behavior on their part.  😉  Tomorrow we shall see how the lengths and waists fit!

Pajama pants!!!

Pajama pants!!!

2 thoughts on “Scrap!

    • I don’t know if you get credit for donation– I tried to donate some knitting magazines, but they only take National Geographic. 😦 It’s a far-out place, definitely worth the trek!

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