Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New items!

I've decided to expand my shop and try a few other items instead of all paper beads. I started out with mini notepads and have now added envelopes in three sizes. Here are some photos of the envelopes now in my shop. To see the full listings, please visit http://www.runswithscissors4.etsy.com/

I have two sets of Mary Engelbreit envelopes.

These have to be my favorite ones and I'm having a hard time parting with them! But I just don't use envelopes that much anymore and these are way too cool for bills! CLOWNS!

Also added Peanuts (not shown here) and Warner Bros.
Lastly, I did Where's Waldo envelopes! These are fun! Two of the envelopes have Waldo all over them and six of the envelopes you have to find him! Yep, he's there somewhere!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Paper Bead Garland by Julie!

I love when customers show me what they do with the paper beads I made!

These pictures are photos of garlands that were made by Julie from: http://www.doodlebeacards.etsy.com/

They look great Julie! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Latest Whatsit!

The hole below has a thin metal "clip" that moves out of the way to place something in the hole.

What do you think it is?

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Wow, I had a great day thrifting yesterday! It's funny how some days you go into the same shop and find absolutely nothing and then the next time you go in, you need a cart!

I found a Corningware skillet with the Friendship pattern, it's not easy to find. A Jadite mixing bowl in the swirl pattern, again, not the easiest to find! Also, another whatsit and I'll have to get photos of that on my blog to see if anyone can figure it out.

Now, I purchased two older ledgers for accounting purposes. They are so neat! I'm not sure if I'll sell them or make paper beads from them.

A green depression glass salad plate is now mine. Along with this HUGE industrial spool of yarn which I have no idea what I'll do with it and an older metal file box. And just for me, this awesome flannel shirt with retro cowboys on it! And a burnt orange Tupperware flour sifter!

I think that's everything...

Monday, November 30, 2009

GG's Scabs Re-visited for the sake of the poll.

HandmadeBySandi's owie

Isn't it cool! Um, not sure which one is cooler, GG's scabs or this. Maybe I'll set up a poll and let you vote!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Starting Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, I will be having sales in all three of my Etsy stores! Might be a percentage off total sale, might be free shipping, you'll have to stop by and see!
Beginning on 12:00 AM EST on November 30th, the Etsy Supply Street Team (ESST) will host a CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA.
All Etsy shops are invited to participate in this CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! We welcome everyone who has a shop-handmade, supply and vintage sellers to join us!
Announce that you are participating in your shop announcement and you're ready to get started! Be creative and enjoy a fun CYBER MONDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA!
Those of you who blog, twitter, facebook and myspace can post about it and promote to people that are off Etsy to visit us.
For more information please check out our team blog: http://teamesst.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another What's it!

First off, thanks to all those who guessed the last What's It! Once again, it was Mr. and Mrs. Bubbles to come up with the answer, a vintage tape dispenser for that old packing tape that you'd have to wet before using. Thanks Glenna and Dennis!
Here's the next one! The only information I have on this is the following: 'The upper black portion is made of black velvet and spins when you turn the wheel???'
Enlarge it to look closer and have fun!

Friday, November 20, 2009

What is it?!?!

I'm hoping someone can help identify this item! The green part is cast iron, the rollers are wood and there's a tin plate on the underside. The top part (on the left side here) looks like it should hold some type of a dowel.

Look at the nasty teeth on this thing!

It says Patent May 14, 1918 on one side. On the other side is a raised up star and it says No. 5 under that.
Any ideas?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

PP Challenge continued!

And FINALLY! My entry: http://www.runswithscissors4.etsy.com/. Don't look for it listed, you won't find it!

From http://www.laruefashions.etsy.com/ comes this beauty! Her description: BF'n ugly PP!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More PP Challenge Entries

From Jane at http://www.justjanesthings.etsy.com/ comes this: This collage is done on a 4" x 6" mat board, covered with decorative papers and tissue paper. This has some odd and ends of different scrapes and doodads added. This has some glitter and rhinstones added for that little extra sparkle. It has been coated with a matte finish and has some beads and ribbon added onto the hanger.On this it says,"Karen gleefully created a mysterious PP"

Click on photos to enlarge!

Woohoo! Another PP challenge entry is done! From Julie at
http://www.DoodleVintagePlus.etsy.com come the above matchbook notepads.

The above photo came from Linda at http://www.engelfelt.etsy.com/. She explains: This is my entry; a pumpkin spice scented felted goat milk soap. The soap has been felted in beige wool, and then rather laboriously embroidered with a funky, nubby vintage Swiss cotton rug yarn. A knitted alpaca stem completes the pumpkin look.

From stockannette at http://www.stockannette.etsy.com/ come this greeting card! She explains:
the card will come with "Thinking of you, Peanut Pumpkin!" printed on the inside - if you prefer the card arrive blank inside.

This one is from LaBeq at http://www.labeq.etsy.com/. Her description: This odd little crocheted pumpkin can be used as decoration, or, if you are like me and my former coworkers, kept at your desk and lobbed over cubicle walls when things start getting boring at work.
Please scroll down for more entries in previous blog post.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bring it on!

The members of the Etsy Sneak Attack Team has taken on a challenge! Inspired by my peanut pumpkin, they have challenged the members to make something relating to this pumpkin!
The first entries have arrived! From Ros at http://www.paintedmemoriesbyros.etsy.com/ come these amazing photos!

Here is Mother and Child.

GG Sleeping!

My favorite! Titled Pumpduckin!

And Mighty Elephant!
Nice work Ros! I'm enjoying each and every one of these!
The second shop to send an entry:

Woohoo! This one comes from: http://www.manicspider.etsy.com/ and another wonderful work of art!
And a third shop has an entry today!

From Peggy at http://www.goodgosh.etsy.com/ comes this greeting card, titled Ugly Pumpkin! Now we are cooking, Sneakers! Keep those entries coming.

From www.HeartstringsbyDee.etsy.com this is her interpretation! She explains: PP Goober Bunbfl, merino, tussah silk noil, cotton nepps (tons of them)1 oz