Showing posts from April, 2018

Vintage Crafters Cafe Tussie Mussie Swap

Our Facebook page Vintage Crafters Cafe had a tussie mussie swap!  I was paired with a new friend, Robin, who said she loved nature, rusty metal, moss, chandeliers, wooden spools, birds, primitive but not country -- and no pastels, pearls or lace.  At first I was kind of stumped, but eventually I had a plan.  Here's the tussie mussie I came up with for her:  I glued moss, grapevine and burlap ribbon roses around the edge.  The scrapbook paper was thick and double-sided.  I also made her a little coordinating matchbook to hold some treasures, and a tag.  The top of the matchbook was a really lovely molded belt buckle, and I tied on a china underwear button. I created it so that the tussie mussie could stand up in a rusty bed spring I also sent along! I filled it with lots of fun little trinkets that I hoped she would love!  It was hard to part with the stitched Robin square -- but I knew it had to be! I also gave my last little blue tag that was one of th

The Mistress of Junk, Friends, and What All I Brought Home from Texas

On our last day of fun in Texas, we drove to Keller to the Mistress of Junk show; our friend, Kristi Day, had a booth of vintage goodies there, and we met up with another friend, Linda Postma for lunch and some more shopping! Here we all are -- Rebecca, Linda, Kristi and me! T he beautiful weather we'd been enjoying suddenly turned freezing cold that day -- that's why we are all wearing jackets! I wish I'd taken more photos there -- this was part of Kristi's booth that I loved so much! After we'd seen all there was to see at Mistress of Junk, we drove to nearby Grapevine and had lunch in an antique store with a cafe!  Then we spent some time looking around the store... On a different day, we went to another Waco vintage shop that I just loved, called Junque in the Trunk!  I loved this faux "spring cotton"  Clever standing lamp And I got myself this T-shirt that I really, really love and can