Tuesday, April 30, 2013

He Can See!


My youngest has wanted glasses for a couple years now. I'm not sure when glasses became cool. I remember when I first got glasses, I was in the 8th grade and I was devastated!

Well, his dreams finally came true. His prescription isn't very strong, but he says they make a difference in the classroom. We went to pick out his frames... I loved this pair. But obviously by the look on his face, he didn't.



This was the pair he fell in love with..



So, this gave me the perfect excuse to make him a cute little case.


I found a great tutorial HERE.

The tutorial called for a magnetic clasp. I didn't have one on hand, so I used a plastic snap instead. It works great!


Also, I had about 45 minutes to burn today and I was right by Goodwill. So I stopped in to see what they had. I found this plaid Full size flat sheet. I plan to use it for the backing on a denim quilt.

I also snatched these 3 vintage (aka used.. old) pillowcases for 99cents each. I think they will make great tote bag linings!


How about you? What kinds of treasures do you find at thrift stores?
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10 comments:

paulette said...

Hey...who's the handsome kid on your blog?? He looks very smart and hip and happening in his new glasses!! I'm with him...love the second pair better!! He has great taste!
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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Handsome dude and lucky to have a great case.

shez said...

your handsome young man looks great in his new glasses and i love the case you made.xx

Gene Black said...

Oh yes! The pair he picked looks waaaaay better on him. He is rockin' those glasses.

Needled Mom said...

I can remember wanting to wear glasses too, but did I get to??? NO! My brother and sister did and they hated them. He looks really sharp in those and the glass case is darling in that fabric!

The Charming Needle said...

Hi Heidi, Love your version of the eyeglasses case. I hope your boy liked it too! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Josie said...

The look on his face says it all! He's one really cool dude.. better watch out for the girls queuing at the door ;o) Thanks for the tutorial link... I need to make one of those.

Maria said...

Your young man does look smart in his new glasses Heidi..
thanks for the tutorial for the glasses case..

caroldcrisp said...

Cool glasses & case! I enjoy looking for glass containers at thrift shops. Don't like to store food in plastic as it can be nasty stuff and you have to eventually throw it away!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

My current 'search item' is clear glass candlesticks. I love putting 20 or so on my mantle and my dining room table for special occasions and the holidays. Set a large mirror under them for even a better effect when the candles are lit.

I got my first pair of glasses in 5th grade (1965)--"cat eyes"--and it changes my life! Leaves on trees!!!