Good Sammy rocks! It seems to be more popular since the global financial crisis, but how great is op shopping?? It's just such a great way to re-use unwanted goods - things that someone else decided they'd had enough of and gave up for charity get to have another life with someone else and the goods don't go to waste or end up in landfill and it helps a charity at the same time. And although some people have no choice but to shop at op shops, there's such a nice sense of community at my local op shop - people of all ages and backgrounds shop there - immigrants setting up house in Australia, elderly friends out for the day, groups of teenagers looking for retro fashion, little kids buying recycled toys and giving them love all over again. And the fabrics that can be salvaged! Like these sheets and a scarf, all for the measly sum of $3.00.
Matilda didn't come from the op shop of course, she just had to be in the (not so great) photo. Am looking forward to using these fabrics. Hurrah for Good Sammy!