Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
My goodness-apparently I was influenced by my grandma alot because when I was a teen-I just couldn't wait to get my own apartment, then I would buy glycerin soap and those little cans of Campbell's tomato juice. Both were things my grandma had in her house.
Well-I have a house and I have tons of soaps around-but I'm just too cheap to buy those little cans of Campbell's tomato juice. In fact, I make my own tomato juice now.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I like my strawberry stuff, you know!
And isn't my bunny table great? Thank you, Dawnie, for donating it to Goodwill when you needed room in your basement. Thank you, Goodwill, for pricing it at 20 dollars. Thank you, people, for not being willing to pay that much for it. And finally, thank you, Goodwill, for marking things down to 15 cents when they don't move. (Actually, I think paid 10 cents for this. It was before Goodwill was forced to raise their prices due to inflation. :)
Monday, July 26, 2010
Also, I found like-new children's books.
I found-I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt-(But, Mama, but, Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was Stinky Face? "Then I would give you a bath and sprinkle you with sweet-smelling powder." "And if you still smelled bad, I wouldn't mind, and I would hug you tight and whisper in your ear, 'I love you, Stinky Face.' "
Four Dr. Seuss books jumped into my cart, along with Bambi.
I also brought home two foam wreath forms and a cool vintage sheet.
I love thrifting! I can get good stuff for not much money. In other words-CHEAP!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
except the sneezing part. I'm not too fond of that. But I'm willing to suffer-just a little-to have my little bouquet, bedside.
And shhhh..... don't tell-but I made another beach blanket to go from the book Handmade Home. (I used fleece for the back-that's why it's so fat!) Can I muster up the ambition to make more for Christmas gifts? We shall see........
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My dad has given me a few cheese boxes. (He brings them home from work.) I use them to store things around the house, like-fabric, t-shirt loopers, embroidery patterns, and in the one pictured I am storing a few momentos that I don't have out, but I'm not ready to part with either.
Today, I thought I'd give decoupaging a go on one of these boxes. So, I painted my box and after it dried I got to work decoupaging some sheet music to my cheese box. Since I don't have any Modge Podge, I mixed some wood glue with a little water. After the glue dried, I rubbed a damp cloth with a little brown paint lightly over the whole thing for that aged look.
While I can't say I am THRILLED with the results, I will say that I am happy-it will be just fine!
I like the look of these when they are just plain wood, but some other ideas for sprucing them up would be painting (wouldn't all different colors of these boxes stacked up look cute!), decoupaging with scrapbook paper, wallpaper, wrapping paper, or photos! The possibilities are endless. :)
Sunday, July 18, 2010
That's quite a bit of sweetness for just a couple bucks. :)
These remind me a little bit of lollipops. (Cherry, grape, & orange shown above.)
I'm like a kid in a candy store. Haha! Sometimes I crack myself up! (Ummm-not really.)
Speaking of candy stores-I found that little half pint jar at my favorite candy store today. (Goodwill, of course.)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I think it looks quite pretty. Some people just don't understand!!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
I just cut out, folded, and pressed the 'pockets' and stitched them on. I embroidered a little heart for decoration. Then I added some tabs to the top and a dowel rod-then tada-cozy wall pockets. Great for storing craft supplies!
Four more project to go! :) Projects that are left:
::memory tree quilt art
::silky eye pillow
There was a whole lotta bull going on!
Teehee-this made me giggle-the tough ol' rottweiler kept to a safe distance.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Lastly, I received this little treasure of a bread box in the Goodwill parking lot! Yes, I saw my friend Dawnie at Goodwill, she had this breadbox in her car and was going to get rid of it, but asked me first if I wanted it. I hesitated a little, but I decided to go ahead and take it. I'm glad I did-it's replacing my red broken down microwave for storage, giving me a little more counter space and brightening up the corner. Dawnie suggested I could paint it to get rid of the mushrooms-but I kind of like them. (You know how I'm starting to love that 1970ish stuff now!)