My mom sent me a box last week filled with crafting goodness. My mom is a frequent yard saler and finds many great and cheap deals. Plus she's a priceline negotiator...if it's marked 50 cents, she'll get them down to 25 cents. In fact, we come from a long line of yard salers...my grandparents used to have a bumper sticker on their car that said, "We brake for all yard sales" or something like that. I don't get out to the sales as much as I would like, but I hope to in the future.
Fabric...Lovely, heavy, and vintage, I think. There are about three yards of it. I should do a laundry test on a swatch to see how it would hold up to washing. Sometimes I think that I can only make bags and things out of vintage fabric, because I'm afraid it won't hold up to the rigorous swishing of the washing machine.
Lace embellishment...pink and bridal, but I could see it used in a costume. Plus, as the second photo points out, you can cut it up into various shapes and use it in a number of ways.
Kids patterns...Simplicity 8100 (can't find a link to it -- shorts and tees), Simplicity 7983 (mysterious lack of link on this one too -- dresses, tunics, capris, and bonnet), Butterick 3280 ("paper" dolls), McCall's M5865 (bonnets/hats), and Simplicity 8716 (tank, shorts, skirt, shirt, and pants).
Knitting book. I don't knit, but I suppose I could learn.
Ice cream recipe book. Hmmmm...I think I'll need to buy elastic pants from this point forward if I make the recipes in this book!
Thanks, Mom! As always, your packages are much appreciated! There was some other stuff, too, for the baby, but these were all the crafting goodies.