Know whats good about swapping? People send you stuff you may not find on your own. Case in point – this Graphic45 set of papers with Halloween Alice in Wonderland. I found a stack of borders at Tuesday morning, and then I sent some borders to a swapper, who turned around and sent me a set … [Read more…]
It’s probably been a couple of years since I stumbled across a stash of Le Cirque papers by Graphics 45 at the Tuesday Morning store. I bought way more than I needed. And I love the chance to use anything that is vintage circus. Thus my Vintage Circus ATC was made for a recent swap … [Read more…]
I love those junky, raggedy rag dolls in the Junker Jane style. When the Fantastic Art Dolls group on swap-bot hosted a Junker Jane inspired doll swap – I was all in! I played around with all the vintage fabrics in my stash and some free motion embroidery. I liked how these 2 turned out. … [Read more…]
As mentioned in my last post, I designed my craft booth displays for Wonderland Bath using 2nd hand materials and I wanted to show those off. Maybe this will spark your creativity? Maybe you have feedback on things I should change? I forgot to take photos at the beginning of the show, so these are … [Read more…]
I Do, I Do!! My cup now runneth over with vintage buttons. I recently received the most pleasant surprise from my quilting friend Brenda in the mail. She went through her vintage button collection and decided she wasn’t going to ever do anything with most of them, so she sent a ton of them to … [Read more…]
The dining room to studio transformation is nearing the end. The walls and ceiling are freshly painted, the baseboards are refinished, there is a new light fixture and new electrical outlets, as well as new cabinets and shelves. This weekend the furniture was moved in. Now the real work begins.
My mom gave me a $20 bill for my birthday. How old fashioned is that? So to honor the old fashioned, here’s how I spent it… One of my favorite thrift stores had some new hand-embroidered linens on consignment from a woman who moved to assisted living and sold off her collection of stuff she’d … [Read more…]
[singlepic id=308 w=400 h=400 float=center] I don’t go all out with holiday decorating, but I just had to make these potion jars and bottles before Halloween gets here. They are pretty simple to make yourself: Find glass jars and bottles print labels on plain paper or sticky labels antique the labels (optional) adhere to the … [Read more…]