Friday, March 14, 2008

eBay Can Take Over Your Life

It all started innocently enough with the purchase of the Rowenta steam generator iron. Then I needed to get a gift for a prospective customer, so I got him a replica of the NASCAR my company sponsors (he's a big fan of NASCAR racing).

Then patterns. I had a particular set of Calvin Klein blouses in mind. I already have it, but I bought it a long time ago--before I knew to buy the pattern by the upper bust or shoulder width (depending on what method you use). I know I could, in theory, scale it down. But I know myself. It's not something I'd ever actually do, or it would have been done by now.

I haven't gotten that one yet (waiting for an 8 or 10 to turn up). But, 2 other Calvins and a Ralph Lauren have found their way to Casa Flan.

And now, Threads. Yep, the holy grail of Threads Magazine fanatics: to have a complete set. I'm very close thanks to some recent wins.

I think the next step will be to sell some things...


Sigrid said...

Would love to have some of those old Threads magazines. Must try E-bay for that. Last year I bought the same Ralph Lauren pattern, made it and I'm certainly make myself another version this year.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congrats on the almost completed set of Threads! I can't handle Ebay and the bidding so my collection will begin from when I started collecting it and end I guess when I pass to the great beyond! :) But it must be soooo kewl to have an almost completed set!

Anonymous said...

I recently found eBay, too, and I can really see how it can be addictive, especially for sewing lol! Love your blog!