Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Stickers are gone. :(
"An older lady bought them about an hour ago, she was very excited, was going to use them on some big project"
She might have cleaned out the rest of the craft section, it was empty. Maybe they will get more crafts in there now? Does it work that way?
Anyhow "older lady" if you are a blog reader great steal... I mean find. :(
We only went to one store, the one we go to most often, The Humane Society of Jacksonville Thrift Store. Kid's book are all 4 for a dollar, so I let them pretty much get whatever they want. Today I did make them keep it to 4 each. I got a book for my Mother-In-Law, who loves those "search for the hidden pictures" type books. Then I hit the craft section. I found all this junk:
Let's see, tons of fabric. (been making softies, google it, there are TONS of sites on them) Polyfill for stuffing softies, a zipper in a fun green color, some nice buttons to use for eyes, and tons of the envelope size I use on my handmade cards. Oh and more silk flowers to rip apart and use as accents on cards.
Here is a close up on the fabric. I wanted to have lots of fabrics to be able to play with, but I'm not really good yet, so I didn't dare spend lots of money. This was perfect. One of those was just 5 cents! None was over a dollar. And some are fuzzy and stuff.
All this great loot was only $16! Gotta love that.
I need to go back though. There was this HUGE roll of stickers. I mean HUGE, must have been way over a thousand of them. They were large ovals with a rooster on them and they said, "Crafts with Attitude". How cool is that? I didn't get them because what on earth would I do with several thousand rooster chickens. Kim convinced me though. She said she'd take some off my hands, then I could sell them on Etsy too. You know, "20 craft rooster stickers for a buck" type thing. I really wanted like 100 of them. So I'm going to go back either after the boys wake up from naps or tomorrow and pick them up. Thing weighs like 5lbs.
If you need a handful of craft roosters let me know. I'll post here when I have them in hand and I can send you some. *yall blog readers can have them free*
Monday, June 16, 2008
First I got a DYMO labeler kit: 3 wheels, 2 tapes, in a neat hard case.
* Price $1.95
Next I got this 13 x 15 3/4 inch Columnar book. This is a huge book we plan to use to press flowers and leaves. I will most likely take a few pages to use in my art too!
* price $1.95
Happy times for under $4.00!
Friday, June 13, 2008
I should have known better than to thrift on Friday the Thirteenth! Not all thrift stories are pretty ones. Well, this one was. Before I brought this beautiful throw home and tossed it in the washer and dryer (yes, on delicate!). Well. What possessed me to wash a throw with ten inch fringe in the machine?? Why didn't she stop when she was ahead of the game and only found a pound of cotton rag in the new washer? Why did she dry it for half an hour, create a snow storm in the laundry room, clog the dryer completely and then proceed to carry the mess through the house (with formerly dark green carpet, now spotted with cotton snow) and shake it in the backyard??
I did get a couple of cool books including one called "Back Roads of New England" with loads of hand drawn scenes of the old home area and local wildflowers. But I don't have time to enjoy it. I am going to be vaccuuming until tomorrow. And I can't wait for Jack to attempt to fix the dryer.....that job will involve the shop vac and a bent coathanger and maybe a roto-rooter thingy. What a mess. So anyway, I may or may not be able to salvage the throw, and that is not real snow all over my S. FLA lawn.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The second horse washed up on the beach. It had been decapitated. It was made of wax and was sticky from cooking in the sun. Linda wouldn't let me take it home because it was bodyless. The first thing we thought of was the Godfather scene.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
And I do something like this with the silk flowers. I actually made a card with my new ones and I'll replace this photo with that one when I get around to taking the picture.