Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Welcome Changes

It's funny how I go through these period of times
when I'm creating like crazy...

And then the days, and even weeks when I just 
don't seem to have that creative flow goin on...

I must say the freakin heat wave that we have had here
in "Sunny California" has really not been helping either..

I get so darn hot that my mind and body
just want to go into a veggie state!!

I really enjoy getting in the studio and getting busy
re-discovering all the bits and bobs I've added to my stash throughout
the past 6 months...
I find things that are Old / Vintage and New
and they get added to my "Creative Stash"

When we took everything out of my Studio to re-carpet
Thats when I pretty much put my crafting on hold...
And then I got my computer work station set-up
right away... because of my Real Estate Job I had no choice!

But my tubs of goodies and my pictures... well

Those are taking me a little longer to get back in place

Truth be told I need to start hunting for more shelving
I just don't have enough places to put things..

So now when I go out treasure hunting
I'll be scouting out more creative storage
for my Studio Space..

It always amazes me when I see other Artists
with these Super Great Studio Spaces...

I do have the extra room in our house, I've
 just gotta work on thinking outside of my norm!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Latest Saturdayfinds

The past couple of Weekends I have
been working at local Estate Sales..
My sister has a company that Runs these 
kinda sales we all love so dearly...

I arrive at 7:30 A.M. doors open at 8:00
it gives me just enough time to run around
quickly and grab a few goodies I want!

And that exactly how this Vintage Dolly made
it home with me.. when I purchased her she was
in the golden Yellow dress very cute indeed!
But I also picked up some Vintage doll clothes
and in there I found the Printed dress with the
sweet crochet trim collar...

I think she looks much happier in her new dress!

Now these 3 re-production Barbie dolls
have a story of there own..
I purchased these from a seller on Craigs list

"Sue" the seller listed them has vintage 1958...
well after agreeing to the rather high shipping cost
the package arrived...

Sure the dolls all3 have 1958 on the back of their heads
but no where is any other stamp and the plastic
is not anything close to my vintage Barbies...

and in removing some clothing
there in Black & white

Now the seller is a sweetie and I will get a refund
and I'm sure someone would love these girls so
they are going to be looking for a new home..

It's just not what I was looking for...
buyer beware....

Here is a photo of some of the Vintage Doll clothes
I picked up at the Estate Sale I was working..

And this Ceramic children's dish set
now just how stinkin cute!

Oh and once I got it home and started to wash
it I noticed something 
in the bottom of the mug...

Kinda creepy....
a tiny ceramic tree frog is attached 
to the bottom of the mug..
I've never seen anything like this before!

Well this week Friday and Saturday I'll be working
at another estate sale I wonder what 
kind of treasures will find their way
home with me....
Hope you find some Vintage Treasures too!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

October Crafting In August!

Well in my last post I shared
all my goodies for October Crafting..

I did manage to get the old glue gun
back in action!

In between work and taking care of grand-peeps

The past couple of months these 
two grands daddy has been
out on tour so I try and help our daughter
out so she can have some adult time..

One of my latest Salvation Army finds...
Picked up this Picture last week to
hang in my Studio such a deal for $3.99

I think it's very important that we support
each others endeavors..

I want to introduce you to Holly some of
you already know her but to the ones that don't....

Holly over at Cutie Pie Cottage
Creates these totally unique and darling
"Rag Ball Garlands"

She loves Custom orders and makes yours
to the colors you have requested..

Her price is so reasonable

$20 and that includes Shipping!

And besides all of that she's a sweetie
and like most of us generates some of her income
making and selling her wares..
Please do pay her a visit and tell her I said hi!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summers winding Down

I'm slowly getting back to crafting
in my Studio..

I figured maybe a good place to start would be 
to create some Halloween Goodies
Sure is funny once I had to pack up everything and I mean
everything... it's been slow to get my creative juices flowing

Maybe it's been the heat?  We've sure had some hot days
and I'm really not a fan of the heat..
This time of year all the neighbors peach trees
start to bear ripe fruit..
and I've picked to my hearts content!

And then the fresh flowers everywhere
a little bit of this and a little bit of that...
have filled the vases in my home

I did manage to get outside real early one
morning and plant some new flowers in the front

and with much attention to watering
they are doing pretty well
in spite of this terrible heat wave!

And the best was a visit from my Mom!
we spent some really fun days and nights together
I had to share her with other siblings
but that just meant we would all get together

Fun was had by all...

Hope your Summer has been filled
with excitement
Never a dull moment at our place!

Big California Hugs & Kisses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Always On The Lookout

Like the Title says....
I'm literally always on the lookout

Looking for certain "Search" words...

being one of them....

So on Friday night in my search on Craig's list
this is what I came across...
Was it still available was my question to the seller?

And then that was it ... 
I went to bed and totally forgot about it!
Now that was until Saturday around 2:00 in the afternoon
....Checking e-mail a response
at 6:30 AM "yes we do my wife will be home give
her a call to arrange a time to come by"

Ok now I've come to my senses somewhat... 
do I really need another doll house? 
The price is right I kept
telling myself (asking price $10)

But I've got one and Our house is really 
kinda on the small size where will I put it
and what would my Mr.Honey say??????

So I put it out there on Facebook
asked my Friends you know the ones we
have.. they are just like us...
All I got was "Go for It"  "It's a Steal"
"It's not a collection unless you have three"

I was honest I showed my friends a picture of the
house I already had... no hiding the truth...

That really didn't seem to phase any of them...
Now How could I not get it with all the Girls rooting for me.. right?
We are now in this together...

So.....here she is

The Mini Mansion is now All Mine! (ours)