I'm having a lovely Saturday, and I hope you are as well. Here's how I define "lovely": I slept until I woke up, lounged around with a second cup of coffee, and around noon began creating at my own pace, aka "slowly". I'll show you what I've been up to soon; it's for a swap so it will all need to stay under wraps for a while.
shopgoodwill.com! A vintage beaded evening bag...
Grow Your Blog event is happening, beginning today! I'm not a participant this year but I am an alumni of previous years and I highly recommend you take some time to visit some of the bloggers taking part in the event! Many of them are having giveaways, too -- which just adds to the fun, right?
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I've spent a smidgen of time out junking lately, how about you?
You know how I feel about Vera.
This scarf had a couple of holes but I rescued it anyway.
I've developed a weakness for Fitz and Floyd and normally I sell what I find, or don't buy it all. But this pig did me in.
He's going to stay with me.
The funky basket I've used in my photos came from an antique store this weekend. It was thrifty though -- just $9.
I rescued these vintage paper mache tonalas dolls when they didn't get any other bids on shopgoodwill.com
They just caught my eye -- so colorful, and detailed.
This isn't F&F but it has a similar feeling. I got it for a little kitschy update for my kitchen.
For 59 cents each, I decided to bring home these clip art CDs; each is full of some very sweet vintage images.
I indulged my plate weakness when I bought five dishes -- 4 Meakin, left, and one Wedgwood, right -- also from a shopgoodwill.com. I love both those potteries, but I think it was the beautiful purple in each of them that I fell for.
Labels: thrift store finds
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Terri and I know it must have been hard to part with because I don't know if I will be able to myself -- at least not for a while. I love the way she matched the seam binding/ribbon perfectly!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I'm back at work full time as you all know (seven months now -- can you believe it?) That means trying to eat healthy away from home, which, as much as I dislike using them, can sometimes mean buying single serving containers.
Like these little yogurt containers.
Have you seen them? They're divided for yogurt in one side and something to mix in (nuts, berries, granola, etc.) in the other.
So I'm at work, sitting in the break room, thinking, what a waste to toss this nifty little container.
It seems like you ought to be able to do something crafty with it.
So I thought it would be FUN to get up a little challenge.
Let's all try our hand at creating something pretty from one of these little divided containers.
It doesn't have to be this brand...there are many Greek yogurts that are currently using the same design.
Comment if you want to play along; I'll keep the "sign up" period open for a week or so.
If I have at least 10 participants, I'll have a link-up party on this blog on February 8 and leave it up for a full week!
Here, I even made up a blog button for you to put on your blog if you play along!
You don't have to -- but given the timing it might be fun to make something out of one of these divided yogurt containers that is VALENTINE-themed!
Here's a little bit of inspiration to get you thinking Valentine.
Comment below if you'd like to play along!
You have a bit more than a month to bling up a cup; then we can all blog about it on February 8 and link up!
If you'd like to play and don't have a blog of your own, let me know: you can send me your photo and I'll create a link to it for you.
P.S. Did you notice I changed up my blog a bit (again?) It's quick and easy to make a few changes for the new year; for some ideas, check out this timely Blog Guidebook post.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Welcome, 2014. I am happy to see you!
As always, though, a bit sad to be putting Christmas away for another year.
Santa Baby, it was all over too soon, wasn't it?
We awoke to a new year's day dusting this morning.
My Christmas cactus has one tiny bloom today (not pictured), and my paper-whites are going to bloom soon, too -- see?
This week I finally finished one project: the embroidery above, which dates from the 1970s...I decided not to do the sunshine at the top because it's a little too 1970s, even for me.
And then I began another: this one I have decided to do all in red, like a red-work piece.
Last night, I wrote works 3 and 4 toward my goal of 50 writings this year.
I also whipped up this camera cover for my trusty Sony.
I was inspired by my latest issue of Somerset Studio, with lots of Bordeaux-colored creations, so I made this with fabrics in those tones, lace, and a little bit of fancy stitching.
I lined the camera sleeve in wool, and added this lovely vintage monogrammed hankie. It was a quick, simple project but it made me so happy.
As did having the day off work today.