Saturday, September 20, 2008


Okay, now I can show you the re-usable grocery bag that I made for the Farmgirl swap. This went to Corinne in Kuwait and she has just received it. I originally bought the fabric to make an apron but it probably would have been too busy for my 5 foot frame. I love the way it came out and I know it will hold a lot. I used a re-usable grocery bag that I already owned as the pattern. What else is nice is that all I had to purchase to complete this project was the binding!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Giveawy!

Just thought I would let you know that Kay over at is having a fall giveaway! You can win some of her scrumptious soaps! Head on over and enter! And yes, fall is just around the corner. Cooler mornings, cooler nights nd beautiful sunny days!This is soooo my favorite time of year.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thrifting 9-13-08

This time of year, since the weather is co-operating, what better way to spend a few hours than rummaging and thrifting! I came home with one or two nice things, including another cute little tin. This one was all dusty and appeared to have been over-looked for a very long tine. Soooo, I bought it home, cleaned it up and put it up above the kitchen cabinets with the last one and a few others that I already had. This one is marked West Germany on the bottom.
Last week I picked up these wooden doll parts. I have been keeping my eyes open for wooden spools, so these caught my eye. The bag of heads are actually labeled as package tie-ons. The bags of body parts I am planning on turning into cute little pink ladies. I am looking forward to using up all those little pieces of fabric and trim that you just cannot throw away! Yes, I will post pix when the girls are done!

Oh, I just re-did a really neat cigar box. I am please with this one, it is not my usual sytle, I tend to go a bit over-board with my re-do's but I tried to keep this one simple. This cigar box is quite big and the wood is rough so I knew that I did not want to paint it. So, all I did was clean off the old cigar label and place a new 'label' in it's place and then just add two pieces of paper from my stash. Now it is a very handy spice box for the kitchen! Not bad!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


So, went thrifting today and found a few fun bits. I picked up these vintage doily patterns for pennies! I think I paid the same price they were way back when! I cannot imagine that I will try them all but perhaps one or two and these patterns never go out of style.

I also found this interesting little box. I assume it is for jewelry and perhaps is made of Bakelite? I just thought it was a bit unusual.

This little tin is marked from England and for a quarter, well, how could I pass it up. (I know, another dust collector.)

Crafty friends

These are some beautiful gifts I received from new friends Mary & Kristin in Florida. Aren't they just lovely! Check out the cheese box! Yes, the base is a round cheese box and Mary made this beautiful top for it. If you look real close, you will see all the pieces that went into making this. I was so thrilled to add it to my collection of special hand-crafted keepsakes ! Now, not only does Mary make these boxes and is a painter but also a jewelry maker! Kristin is following in Mom's footsteps and creates very pretty pieces, she has a real eye for color and design. Look at this lovely jewelry that also came home with me!
(Oh...and imagine this!!! The jewelry is pink!)
Hugs to Mary & Kristin.

Crafting in the Pink Room

Well, I have not posted in a while because I have been busy with lots of crafting and thought I would share with you what I have been up to. I just finished a re-usable grocery bag for Corinne for a MaryJanes Farmgirl swap. Here is the bag that I received from Kelly who made one for me. Isn't it sweet, and so much nicer than the ugly ones you get at the gorcery store! I will post a picture later of the one I made as I don't want spoil Corrinne's surprise!

Let's see, what else...well, I did find this cute little table for $5 at a yard sale a couple of weekends ago. I am debating what to do with it. My instinct is always to decorate or embelish but I don't want to over-do this one.
As you can see, someone has already begun the process of stripping it to re-finish I imagine.
I'm not sure if I should just finish the job. Any ideas?

Oh, and of course, I am alsways busy making dish-cloths! I know, I hear you groan! How many more dish-cloths does the world need? Well, I enjoy making them, small, portable and inexpensive to make. When we drove down to FL to take my son back to school it sure helped the miles go by! Here are just a few that I have made recently, some as part of a KAL (Knit-Along) on MaryJanes Farmgirl forum)