Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thrift Store Find

One thing I love to do is go thrift store and yard sale shopping. It is probably my favorite thing to do in life. Well one of my favorite things in life, LOL! Recently I found this mirror for $1.50 at a local thrift store and couldn't wait to get it home and paint it. In actuality I would have loved to have taken the mirror out and made a piece of art but functionality won over here is the before and after. Not bad for $1.50 : )

Lazy Sunday

Well it's been a lazy Sunday, I do love lazy Sunday's. After church we all come home and we don't have a thing to do but just be home. I love to use this time to get a few pages of scrapbooking done, or do a few odd and ends on projects that have been swirling around in my head all week. I don't do anything major, that is not what Sunday's are for. I just do things that are quick and easy and that I can do while sitting in the same room as my family. Here is one of my Sunday projects. I cut out 4 "L's" with my cricut and added them to my plain brown and white place setting. It tool all of 10 seconds to make my plain dining room table take on a whole new look. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Christmas Legwarmers

I wanted to show you a pair of the legwarmers that I talked about earlier actually on the child. This (if you can believe it) is Allie Grace. You will remember all the hoop la we made over her arrival in the baby shower postings. She is a year old now and cute as ever. I made these leg warmers for her out of a pair of dollar store Christmas socks. I thought they turned out great. And it doesn't hurt that the model is so beautiful. 

Monogrammed Gifts

When my craft show went bust I came home with a heavy heart. I knew that people would be needing Christmas gifts and why wouldn't they want to give their loved ones something with a little thought behind it. So I rounded up what I had left, took some pictures, and posted them on Facebook.  Sure enough my friends came through. I was able to sell a majority of my stock pile. Here are a couple of those things. Let me know what you think.

Upcycling 2

Here are some closer shots of the Upcycled Items.  My secret ingredient E6000.  Shhhh don't tell anyone. 


Another new thing that I have worked on recently is called upcycling. It's taking my love of yard sales and my love of crafting and bringing them together to make something beautiful. I started simple with serving dishes. I was surprised to see that of everything that I sold at the craft show these items seemed to sell the best and attract the most attention. It was the easiest craft I've ever made the hardest part was deciding which beautiful things to put together. The more eclectic the better. Take a look and tell me what you think.

My First Craft Show

Recently I attended my very first craft show. I was so excited to go that I think I may have over bought on items that I could put my little touch to and sell but I must say it was a very good learning experience and I had a great time participating. My plan was to buy up anything that I could monogram. That included wine glasses, punch bowls, clear glass ornaments, glass pitchers, you get the idea. The idea went over well but the turn out was not what was expected and I ended up bringing most of it back home. Thankfully it was Christmas time and my beautiful friends on Facebook bought up most of what I had remaining. Here are a few of the pictures from the show. If you look you can see me in the background "cricuting" my little heart out.

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