Thursday, January 26, 2012

Treasure Hunting Finds!

I am a little behind in posting my latest here goes!
From Treasure Hunting

Found this baby at my favorite thrift store!  Very sturdy...
and for $5 I couldn't go wrong...
From Treasure Hunting

so it became my new scrap basket!!

Hmmm...what's in the box you ask??
I picked up this Ibena blanket made in Poland for $3!  My son loves the colors...
Got this set of curtains @ $1.50 each for 1/2 off...
Can't wait to see what I make out of this material!

Sporty Shower Curtain marked $4 @ 1/2 off...thinking this would make an awesome Diaper Bag!!
From Treasure Hunting

How could I pass this curtain up @ just $1?
Six pair for $1.50!  I'm turning the argyle ones into Sock Monkeys...for my lil monkeys!!  The others are for me to wear!!  LOL!
Sewing book, Child's craft book and balls for Scooby!
From Treasure Hunting

More stuff....
From Treasure Hunting
Looks like it's never been used Bread Maker just like the one I have now for $8.  Can anyone one say "back up!"
With the book too!
And a beverage warmer for my mom...don't tell her it was only a buck!
Total bill?  $31.01

Did I do good or what??  :0D

Starting tomorrow the entire (my favorite) thrift store will be 1/2 off Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!  I've got my eye on an antique doll...I gotta have it!  Keeping my fingers crossed it's still there...I'll post later!  

Some projects for some new friends!

I made some new friends recently...Misty, Grace and Baby Anthony.  I am friends with Misty's mom and my friend mentioned that I could sew.  Well Misty had purchased a couple of these quick little sewing projects from Walmart...but she doesn't know how to sew.  Soooo...I got the job!

The first two were outfits for the American Girl Doll that Grace got from Santa.  Mom picked these out just for her!  Grace is about 3 years old (I believe) and Grandma (my friend) is training her to be a little cowgirl!  So the horses on this pink & brown material were perfect! 

From Projects

I think mom's style (Misty) came out on this outfit...LOL!  Grace loved the fact she had a matching purse the same as her doll.

From Projects

This messenger bag turned out a little small but Misty asked if I could turn the strap into a stroller strap for her.  Luckily there was enough "extra" material to make it happen!

From Projects

It was venturing in uncharted territory for me on the doll clothes but great practice for future doll making clothes.  Before cutting these out I made patterns of the outfits so that I could make them again.  It was "trying" at times and I would like to someday meet the person that made that purse pattern for the doll...just so I can smack em!  LOL...just kidding.....NOT!

Enjoy your new doll clothes Grace!!  And Misty enjoy your new messenger bag!  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Repurpose / Reuse / Recycle!

I am a firm believer of the three R's...repurpose, reuse, and recycle!  My poor little Rabbit's Foot Fern took a "spill" over the holidays and the hanging pot it was in broke.  I knew I'd have to put it into another pot...eventually.  I've been going through my collectables (most would call it junk!) and came across an old rusted pot and thought "This would be great to plant something in!"  Sooooo...I did!

From Blogger Pictures

I didn't have to poke any holes in it because it had a pretty big one  I just stuffed a bunch of dead leaves in the bottom then added soil, then the fern!

From Blogger Pictures

I think it looks AWESOME!!  That blue thingy is a watering globe...btw.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't take the move too bad.  Can you tell I'm leaning towards the "rustic" look??

I have lots to tell you about that happened over the stay tuned!