Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sneak Peek at Halloween Treats Part 2

Here's another little peek at what I've been working on.

I made a few different garlands with spooky words on them.

Here's a super sweet Necklace with lots of vintagy goodness.

I'm adding several different ribbons perfect for Halloween crafting. I even found a really nice black velvet ribbon.

And, some super sweet little tags with vintage bits attached. The perfect finishing touch for your crafts.

I've got lots of other stuff to post too. But, some of my pictures just aren't up to snuff. So, I'm going to work on retaking them and hopefully I'll be posting goodies to my store tomorrow.

Have a great day.

Cari

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sneak Peek at Halloween Treats

I've been busy in my workshop.
This is just a sneak peek!!
I'll be showing more pictures and listing bunches of items in my shops tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Accidental Gifts

Hi everyone!! I've been so busy around here lately but, I did want to take the time to show you some unexpected finds.
Look at these super neat maps from the 1950's. O.K, there's a long story that goes with them. I'll just give you the short story:
My father has decided to become a nomad. He bought a trailer and is going to move from place to place (forever I guess). Needless to say, he needed to clear out some stuff. He gave me a bunch of the old National Geographic that my grandpa had in his library forever. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with them, they have sentimental value. So, I was browsing through them and look what fell out of one. I immediately searched them all and I got 8 amazing vintage maps from different areas of the world. Pretty cool unexpected surprise.

Here's another unexpected treat.

On Fathers Day my hubby and kiddos decided to go to my grandma and grandpas house. My dad was coming too. My kids just love my grandpa. He's turning 92 in August. I needed a vintage dictionary so I asked if he had any old books he didn't want laying around.

He did!!

Leave it to grandpa. He had all of these books lined up on bookshelves in the garage with price signs already attached from former garage sales. He was getting ready to send them to the Salvation Army. Ugh!! somebody missed these at a garage sale. He had them priced at .25c each. They are his old Hymnals (sheet music) from when he was a kid. His father was a minister. Lucky for me he had two of one of the books because I don't know if I could cut it up otherwise. All of these books are from around 1905. One is in such good shape the pages look almost brand new. Not exactly what you want for crafting but oh well, beggars.... ya know!!

Well, that's it as far as found treasures go.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. I have less than 3 weeks till school starts back up. The girls already have all of their new clothes and all of the kids got their school supplies at Wal-Mart. Not normally my favorite place but boy do they have great specials.

I'll sure miss these crazy kids when they go back. I think I'll take them to Disneyland today.

Hope you stay cool and have fun.

Cari

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet things to share


Hi everyone,
It's been awhile since my last post.
O.K, I think I told you that I've recently joined the fabulous Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.Well, I did my first swap. Look at the goodies I got.

This fabulous ATC made by Maria at her fabulous etsy store: Under the night moon . Not only did she send this delicious ATC, she sent me a big bag full of goodies.

Thank you so much Maria.

I also got a surprise package. The lovely Amy from Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space won my very first blog giveaway and then she sent me a gift. (silly girl!!) I want to show you the most amazing fairy prince watercolor painting. Check out her fabulous blog. To get a better idea of just how amazing she really is.

Thank you to two wonderful generous ladies.

It's amazing to me how much generosity is out there in blog land.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy July!!

I just wanted to make a quick post to show you all my very first ever ATC.
(Artist trading card for those of you new to this like me.)
I made this card for a swap. I'm in this amazing group, Marie Antoinette Mail Art, put together by the most amazing Cassandra. Unfortunately I missed the deadline for posting a picture of it. That's o.k, though. I'll just get the next one in on time. I just wanted to share it with everyone. The challenge was to make a Marie Antoinette themed ATC using this color palette. It was so much fun. It was the first time I've ever sewed ribbon onto a card too. I made the bow 3-d and added vintage Miriam Haskell pearl accents. I hope you like how it turned out. I do.
Thanks for looking.
Talk to you soon,
Cari