Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Watch the video for a good laugh!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Team in Town

There's a new team called A Collective Journal Team.  It's for artists, crafters, pickers, antique collectors!  Here's our first treasury for the team:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Small time thrifting

I'm so tired of being locked up in my house!  I want to go out and do things so badly.
If it's not snowing or icing, it's too hard to shovel out!  I finally chipped my way out of the driveway yesterday but found it's still hard to get around.   Snow is piled up by stop signs that you can barely see to pull out, wet spots are still ice patches, so I didn't go far.  I went to the closest thrift shop to my house. 
Here are my finds for the day.

This immediately reminded me of my friend, Peggy for some reason!  I had to look at it twice to "get" it!  It was too cute to pass up.

This bowl was in horrible condition!  It looked like it had been through a fire.  I scratched at the rim and was pretty sure I could fix it.  After all, I have my trusty Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!  I sure wish I would have taken a before photo!  Anyone know the name of the pattern on this?  It is Corning.

These three glasses just scream kitchen kitsch!
These are called Wallies.  I love these things!  They are actually pre-pasted wallpaper of objects that you can easily put on items.  I have a bunch of these that I used to decorate clay pots for my garden.

They are Noah's Ark and just wonderful!
Lastly, I came across 5 knives with Bakelite handles.

I found out my Magic Eraser can detect Bakelite!  :o)  These aren't anything great but I can't resist Bakelite items, especially when they are only .10 each!
  I was only out for about an hour, but that hour was the best.  After all, it's been weeks since I went out thrifting.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Yep, you read that right, MeCation.  I'm taking a MeCation.  It's all about me.  Me, Me, Me.  No schedules, no worries, do what I want, when I want.  It's fun, I highly recommend it to everyone!

Here's a few things I've been doing while on mecation:  
I started out by cutting some covers for notepads.
Then, I cut out some more covers for notepads.
Then, I made, um, a few um, hundred tags.
Next, I cut and rolled some paper beads.
Made two more garlands.
I'm fond of the cork garland, I used old crazy lace agate!
I found this bracelet that I made about a year ago, but it was just a bit too small.
Such a simple fix, I don't know why I let it sit so long.  I love these colors!
Here's where I got a tad bit sidetracked!
Yes, I played with a sharp needle!
This is where the fun began!
I did NOT make these felted orbs, I purchased them this way.
I'm in love with that clasp!
Now I have felted orb bracelets for every color outfit!

That's it for now!  I'm only on day four of my mecation and I'm thinking about making it a month long thing!