Friday, August 28, 2009

Good finds at the Sale Barn!

Look at the goodies I found this morning!! I really needed something to display necklaces on and look at this!! For $2 I have the beginnings of a beautiful display!!
Look at the lovely hankies! Again, $2 for all and I have special plans for the box they came in. (It's a secret for now!)
WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! I have been wanting an old printers tray! Why? Hmmmmm. I am not quite sure. I guess I need to be on the look out for miniatures as well as making some. Any other fabulous ideas? Sitting beside it is another display for jewelry that needs a little work.

And the best part is this trunk! It also needs some attention but what a find for $10!! Don't you think?! Has anyone redone one like this? I would like to see the results. I am off to work.....

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Last Saturday we hosted a fundraiser at Applebee's for Write Around the World. It was a great time and we raised a nice amount of donations, both monetary and some school supplies. I appreciate those who came and can't say thank you enough to my friends that helped. The kids were able to serve the pancakes and seat the patrons. They had a ball! The t-shirts look fantastic and I just couldn't be happier about the whole experience.
I even made aprons for my two girls and Myriah's two friends that stayed the night. They were my first attempts at aprons and they were so much fun to make! I asked the girls to pick their fabric choices and I embellished. I made 4 aprons in 4 hours, why can't I be productive like that more often?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Halloween Swaps, Finished Products and Fundraiser

Reasons why I am hoping to be super crafty soon:
1. School starts next week for the kids.
2. I cleaned the craft room yesterday.
3. Working part time is really...AWESOME!
4. Fundraiser at Applebee's is this weekend!
5. My schedule at work is great this month.
6. Halloween is right around the corner!
Speaking of Halloween, I have signed up for 3 swaps. One at and two at already know what I will be making for 2 of the 3. I love, love, love Halloween. Hopefully we can get the floors finished up so I can start decorating soon.
Here are a couple of projects I have completed and then I need to get off this computer!!

Yes I have been crafting... completing them is another story!

I had the idea I would make lots of cool down packs this summer. You know the kind with the crystals inside that poof up real big when wet? Well, I bought the materials (I am always good at completing that part!) and was going to make neck wraps, boo boo packs for little ones owie's, and several others. I thought they would really be a hit with family and friends so I gave out a couple for trial. Neither used it or spoke of it again, even though they were excited about the idea. Oh well, that's ok.
On the green plate is a smorgasbord of miscellaneous unfinished crafts. The cat and eyeless yellow duck are my first attempts at Paper Clay. Love it!!! Now I just wish I knew the best place to buy more.