Friday, April 30, 2010

Vintage Finds

Well since according to many bloggers I read it is officially yard sale season. I went to the Library book sale tonight. The hard backs are up to $2 and the paperbacks $1 and whoever priced the special books was out of their mind. They were majorally overpriced. I did find a few gems and plan to go back for fill a bag on Saturday to find books for altering(not that I have ever been able to actually do that to a book!) This children's book has lovely images that i will use. It is from the '50's. The teen book is hilarious. It is called "Here's to you, Miss Teen, Guide to Good Grooming." I love the fact that different sections of it have different colored pages. But the tips about behavior are just funny. I think you can read this page if you click on it and enlarge it. All in all it was a great day. Almost finished with my 10 cards to mail tomorrow. Have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ahhh, Spring in east Tennessee!! Last week it was 75 some days and this week you can't go out in short sleeves. At least everything is green now. I have made 4 cards of the ten for Missy's card swap. I am happy with them. I also made a paperdoll for the butterfly wing swap but will wait to post it till after it is sent.
The dreaded craft room clean has begun but very slowly. How can i clean when my stamps and papers are waiting there calling my name. Have a great day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bargain Saturday

Well it is a lovely weekend now but rainy and cool when I got up. Decided to go check out a church sale down the road. Last weeks sales were very disappointing. Lots of ugly ceramic stuff and everything was overpriced. There was a lot of great stuff at this one however. Because of the dreaded craft room cleaning hanging over my head I was very conservative. Just purchased 3 things but they were a real bargain. This set of hat boxes, cute bunny and chick salt and pepper shaker and a yellow box that holds file folders(not shown). All that and a gravy biscuit for $3.

Yesterday went to my friend Renee's down the hill and worked on my 10 cards for the swap I am in. The vintage lady one is using my Stamp from Paperwishes. She is one of my favorite stamps. Hope everyone has a great day. I am so glad it is spring!

Friday, April 9, 2010

It just occurred to me that I didn't post my doll in a cigar box. It was a lot of work and I enjoyed teaching it to my mom's friends. I really liked how she turned out. I may do a fairy like this one day but right now I have too many other projects going on.
Spring has finally come to East Tennessee. It makes me feel very creative!! But first the dreaded craft room cleaning. Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 2, 2010