Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blog Picture Help

Just a bit of a pic of something new.
Now, My question:

Is there any way on blogger to load a bunch of
pictures (like ETSY has), that you can click on to take you to a certain one for details.
You know, so on your store blog you do not have to
scroll down through post after post to see items for sale?

Another pic to leave you with, and thanks for the help.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fantastic Friday!!

My victory of the week is that I got all these things done!!

A corner in the store went from this.....

to this.
( it's a beginning).

I got these two denim flower pins done,
and all those yarns and strings tagged and inventoried.
(Great Denim Flower Pin tutorial by Sachiko at Tea Rose Home.)

I got 6 little Friends tags done.

Finished another bird nest in a frame.

And finished an order for someone.
(better not show you in case gift recipient is looking!) =0)

I also tagged and entered more pages of inventory,
and added pages of numbers for taxes.

My frugal tip today is to save all those
little tiny pieces of everything you think you
cannot possibly ever use for anything!
I used some of them for my Friends tags.
(I'm learning that from my friend Diane, at Diane Knott's Musings!
You should see what she does with scraps!)
Be sure to scroll down through her posts.
You will be amazed at how she puts such wonderful treasures together.

OK, I'm off to rest my aching back, and brain. =))

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thrilling Thursday Fun!!!

OK. She is not thrilling, but she is lovely, and she is old.
Yes, I did show her yesterday, but she is so beautiful,
I just had to share her again.
She is from Universal Statuary Corp. dated 1958.

And this is a box of goodies from last years garage sales!
We are cleaning the garage at the store for inventory.
I'll wait to go through this box, so you can share the fun with me.

Here is a sweet little treasure.
A pair of tiny, old, bronzed baby shoes.
My sweet fella got them at an estate sale.
Does he know me or what?
Of course they are going in the store.

I know that first photo is dark, but I think
if you click on this one you can see the tiny buckles on the side.
Aren't they wonderful?

Here is a little thrifty how to for you.

Need aged paper, but none on hand?
Try this.

Wad a piece of music paper into a tight ball,
then undo till sort of flat.

Use distressing ink, and stencil brush and lightly drag
over the high spots on the paper.
(You can fill in some lower spots too)
See how it makes it darker there?
(click to enlarge)

Now flatten the paper out more.
Cut a piece of cardboard the size you want.

Using glue stick, mod podge, or matte medium,
cover the cardboard on one side.
and lay it on top of the paper,
(Which has been cut a bit larger than the cardboard.)
Be careful to make sure it is on straight.
Cut the corners at an angle,
roll some glue down the edges and turn over to back.
(opt. cut another piece of paper the same size as the cardboard
(I use dictionary pages) to finish the back.
(sorry there are no pics of this step).

Turn it over, and embellish as desired.

Here is one of my finished projects.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I'm working on more of these....

and found more spoons for these

And these....

Sweet Spring Flowers
Some outdoor smiles for you.
A little red sewing vignette.

One of my newest finds.

Isn't she beautiful?

Question: Would you leave her like she is?
Or paint her a lighter white and antique her?

Lovely white vignette.
I know I've shown this vignette form the store before,
but I just love it and wanted to share it again.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday,
and will go check out all these great memes.
Many thanks to all our hostesses.
Barbara jean

Monday, February 22, 2010

A beatufil Blogger and Tuesday Treasures

I love how small the world becomes in blog land.
We meet people from all over the world,
that we would not have the chance to meet
and see their work otherwise.

I have a new blogger friend,
Rosany Crisp

who has done some lovely art, and says I inspired her!
Isn't it a great feeling to do something,
and know you have encouraged or inspired someone else to try something new?

I am unable to load her pics, but do hope you will go see her work.
Thanks Rosany, for your kinds words and your sweet work.

Now here are my Tuesday treasures:

3 or more windows

Thanks for coming by.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Nest Treasures and Thrifty Finds

A mini-nest on a tablespoon easel.
Green bird and eggs coming soon.

Hit a great church rummage sale Saturday,
and got this porcelain Santa.

Here is what I paid,
and if you zoom in you will see the store price!

A pile of doilies, and a sweet black choker.....

Sheet music and books....

a wonderful old scrapbook with paper articles
and recipes from the 1940's in it.

And here is the BLUE cover of the scrapbook

and some other things I got.

Nothing over $2.00!!
My kind of sale! =0)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Finished for Friday and Frugal Date

Finished another pin cushion

Last one til I can find some more shoes.

Frugal is taking the grand kids our for yogurt on 50 cent night!

Here is little sister and brother giving loveys.

And, ooooh! She slobbered on my nose!!

If that does not get you smiling on this Friday,
I do not know what will!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Little Ceramic Birds

I am re posting this from last Spring for all you newbies. =)

Remember those cute little white ceramic bird dishes?
A whole 2" long max.

Well, I used some of these materials,

And came up with these.This beautiful blueish color,

And this, the same color but antiqued.

Instructions anyone??

Spray glossy ceramic surface with matte sealer. let dry.
sponge on color of your choice. (small item, small pours in sponge)
*(letting some of the white ceramic show through gives it more dimension.)
let dry, and spray with matte sealer again.
let dry and wipe on burnt umber paint
mixed with color float of any other acrylic paint extender.
gently wipe of top of brown,
leaving color in grooves. Let dry.
Spray with matte sealer again.

* If your ceramic is totally not a color you like,
you can sponge on two coats,
or spray paint it with a base color then follow above steps.
Always use the matte spray before and after you paint on glossy surfaces.
That is what keeps the paint on!

There you go, fast and easy!!

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