Showing posts from February, 2015

Rag tag snow days

Look what I made: a rag wreath.  I've never made one before but I found these wire forms at the thrift shop, new old stock.  I had some strips of fabric that I had cut up long ago for weaving projects.  I used all of the light colored ones in the wreath -- plus, I added in some neutral and pale pink and blue prints here and there for color.  It still needs a trim and a fluff here and there. Can you imagine how many knots I had to tie to make it? It goes nicely with my display of soft neutrals. And one can never have too many wreaths, I always say.  I know it's not anywhere near Christmas anymore, but I found this large (used) gift tag at an antique store and I had to have it.  The seller had cards in a basket, 3 for $2, so I also chose:  a couple of greeting cards.  This one had such cute graphics, and included a song sheet inside.  The bunny rabbit one is really interesting; see that window with the rabbit in mylar?  Well, when you pull o

Thrift store finds, some sewing, and pretty petals

You know what they say: When the going gets tough, the tough go thrifting.  Or something like that.  All I know is that when I need a break, I find nothing more relaxing than treasure hunting at the junk store.  Here's what I came home with this time: a pink poodle box of vintage cards...  it was irresistible to me because I actually remember getting this exact same bunny rabbit card when I was about 6 years old, from an aunt.  Then, there were these little gift tags.  I've seen Christmas tags in that size and shape, but don't recall seeing birthday or wedding tags before. Remember when the fanciest of cards were sprinkled with glitter?  The little doggie cards took me on a sentimental journey, what can I say? Then, in the textiles section of the shop: I had just been admiring some similar vintage fabric on eBay, so when I saw this pretty white tea/table cloth I had to snatch it up...  as well as these lovely placemats; their small size makes them

More hearts and flowers day fun

Isn't this flower and heart just wonderful?  It is made from purple FUN DOUGH.  I handed some out to friends at work, and when she left for the day my friend Kim left this on my desk for me. What a fun surprise!  Just this morning I was looking through my craft room craziness when I came across this little bird -- it is one I found at an antique store last year and immediately recognized as the work of Lesa Dailey.  She's one of my favorites!  Here's a front view -- i'ts a little Valentine bird!  I'm so glad I found it before the big day Saturday! Lesa will be teaching a class at Karla's Birdsong 5 --  I can't go but you maybe you can!  There may still be a couple of spots available for the June workshop; check it out on Karla's blog here .  I told you about all the fun I had at The Pink Attic Cat Saturday , but forgot to show you what I bought: two vintage valentines.  The little terrier on the left looks like a dog I would love

I {big pink puffy heart} Valentine's Day crafting

I look forward to Valentine's Day... it is such a charming reason for a celebration! All love and hearts and lace and flowers and pink! Rebecca and I took an afternoon out for creating at our friend Amy's store, The Pink Attic Cat . Her store has always been a favorite, but now has a new location... on Rapp Street, still in Littleton, Colorado.  It was my first visit to the new digs! Here's Amy with the talented Isa, in the new shop.  It's bigger -- with more room for everything! So, Amy held a Valentine craft day at The Pink Attic Cat; look at all the wonderful stuff she gave us to start with in our kits! All yummy and truly vintage! And then we had ALL these extras to choose from... and snacks!  We were spoiled. Of course there was plenty of wonderful stuff for sale all over the shop -- there always is.  Here are some peeks at Valentine-y vignettes... so much inspiration! Here's Rebecca hard at work! It was