Monday, February 20, 2017

Springtime Madness

I've been busy working on some Springtime Goodies~

I usually don't do much if any St. Patricks Day Goodies 
I go from Valentines Day..
straight to "Spring!

Recently I scored a great collection of 
vintage bump chenille...

more then enough ... in fact
I've been selling some in my Shops..
a girl couldn't possibly use it all!

I have wanted to make these Easter Bunnies for sometime
I had some plain spun cotton heads
so I added a face gave her some ears...
and dressed her in her Sundays Best!

The larger 4" bump chenille came in handy
for this plush bunny and the Easter baskets
I've been making out of chenille..

Working towards getting a nice assortment of handmade
goodies in my Etsy Shop.. I have 
more ideas then I have time for how about you?

Thanks for popping by~

Monday, January 16, 2017

Handmade Valentines

To me there is always something a bit more special about
receiving a Handmade Valentine...

Ever since our kids were young I remember
bringing out the suitcase full of paper hearts
valentine images for cut-outs and glitter & glue..

And the children would work on creating..
Something special....

This year I've been very busy with work
so in the late hours you can find me
glue gun in hand working on my Valentines...

I have a special Tub filled with all my Supplies
and I'm trying to be very thrift minded not adding
to my stash but instead using up what I have..

It's one of the goals I have for 2017
buy less and use what I have to create!

Happy New Year Friends~

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Realtor by Day... Crafter by Night

Well I thought it's about time I steal
a few minutes to say hello to my Blogging friends

I've been really stepping things up with my Realtor job
a dear Realtor in my office that is very successful gave me a little tip..
When I asked her "what do you do to get so many sales?"
She said the recipe to her success is just getting out and meeting people
networking with friends.. getting out of the office

So taking her advice I've really put myself out there
I had one client in a Mobile Home park thats very close to my home
and I just worked it and I worked it hard
having Open Houses meeting and greeting people
and you know what it's working..

It's an older home but the owners have added some nice touches!

So since I've been busy most days... with Real Estate

I'm crafting in the evenings 

Next I've got to find sometime in the day to get
pictures taken and add these Holiday goodies to my Etsy Shop

I hope your doing well and life is good ......

With Thanksgiving fast approaching and
Christmas right around the corner...
I'm gonna keep that Glue Gun fired up!

Hugs & Kisses

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thrift Store Find

On my way home from the office
I popped into one of my favorite Thrift Stores
And that's where I found this little beauty...

She was nice and clean and when you wind up her
pedestal.. she plays music and spins around...
So all was good except she was missing
what ever it was she was originally holding...

So I decided the best thing to give her would be a PINK
Bottlebrush Christmas Tree and now she's ready
to be Sold off to my Etsy Shop!

I was so thrilled when a Post popped up the other day 
and incredibly talented Blogger with a quirky style
just did a new post it was so much fun to see
what she has done with her new home
if your not familiar with Corey well you must 
pop on over and check out her blog and tell her I sent you!

I had a great time last week my Sister Carrie came to
visit from Oregon and my younger sister Mary and our 3 husbands
 had a Saturday night with good food music, dancing and games

Well back to my late nite crafting...
have a Great week!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Spotted a BIG Pink Box

Woke up A little earlier then I wanted on Saturday ...
You see today I didn't have to work.. so sleeping in was an option

But it just didn't happen so I had my cup of coffee and checked
on-line for any local garage sales..

there was one that sounded a bit intriguing 
so I quickly jumped into my clothes and off I went..

There was really not much to consider a box of vintage cookie cutters 
for $5 not the kind with the wood handles so I passed on those..
a Halloween Sweater for $ I don't think so

and then thats when I spotted a Very large PINK Box

And when I opened the box I was so surprised to find this Beautiful 24" Doll
resting on top of numerous clothes..

There was a card handwritten by the gal having the sale it read..
"American Character Doll 1950's Make Offer"

I just really hate that because I never really know what to offer...

So I just started looking through the box admiring all the
pretty outfits.. I did notice they were all
handmade and made with great detail I might add..

And the Doll was not perfect but who is that was created in 1950?

Her face paint is perfect and her body very good but her nail polish
is a bit faded and her eyes are slow to open and close..

The gal shouts out to me 
"I'm gonna charge you per minute while you handle her"

Like I said I had no idea what to offer so I asked ..

"How much are you asking for her?"

She quickly responded "Forty Dollars"

Now I knew I had just that much cash in my pocketbook
because I withdrew that much from the bank
on Friday to pay for the dinner we are going to Saturday night...

So I'm not sure what your thinking right now but me....

well I was thinking things like this... it's FATE!!

Right? "Meant to be" "How could I pass her up"

All these things running through my head...

"I'l take her I said...."

Those words just rolled off my tongue ...
"You will she replied, I was wondering why she had not sold earlier
in the morning" she said
And then she shows me the folded over portion of the price tag
and it was $100...
I also was told it was her Sisters and their Mother had
made all the lovely clothes.

And how happy she was that I was buying her!

So off I went loaded the box in my Prius ..

and took her home .....

My New "Saturdayfinds....