Today and Tomorrow I’m at the Barn Bazaar in Spangle, WA. It’s a super nice show with a great atmosphere and fun, live music. I’m not happy with how my pics turned out but I’ll show you the fun ones. Sorry, I only took pics of my booth. It was so incredibly hot today…in the 90′s. WOW!
..and here’s my faithful helper LINZER LOU
Not too cute, not too fun, but very productive!!!!
I’ve been dying to make a crown, I just haven’t wanted to take the time and I wasn’t sure I had any good ideas for it. I checked around the house for a fun variety of things to work with…i.e. vintage jewelry, fabric & trims as well as papers…etc. Well, here is my 1st attempt and I think it’s pretty fun. I’m working on a line of charms that are “French-inspired” and I’ve been trying to come up with a fun way to display them. This little cutie will give me a good start!
Today my blog hit the 4,000 views mark.
Thanks Miss AR & the Dish!
Today a friend and I went to a tea hosted by Rolane of the Vintage Barn Sale in Rathdrum, Idaho (the actual sale will be held on July 12th). She did the tea for her vendors, to show her appreciation and to allow us to feel better informed for the upcoming show. She created such a beautiful atmosphere in her back yard and the goodies she put together for it were so fun…they were beautiful and delicious.
Here are some pictures to share.
p.s…..as of yesterday, wordpress changed the way I work with pics. I don’t seem to have any or much control over where they end up. Any wordpress bloggers out there with suggestions?
This is such an amazing video. If you haven’t already seen it, take the time now.
I purchased a fun candelabra for $10 this week. My hubby took it to the car in two parts and laid it on his car seat only to realize later that it leaked out rusty water, leaving a horrible orange spot. Oh boy, I felt so bad, but got it cleaned up pretty well,
After applying to the candelabra, a can of black spray paint, tube of glitter, a few custom charms and a prism, I think that the finished project is loads of fun. Hopefully someone else will too!
each 2-sided soldered charm was made by encasing in bevel glass: tiny velvet flowers, homemade vintage lace, vintage wallpaper, and words from books
Yesterday, while going to garage sales with my dear hubby, we talked about how I should buy things that didn’t require so much work. I kind of agreed but I tried to explain to him that the process of transforming a ‘found’ item is what makes all of this so thrilling (and quite stimulating). I look at the things that I buy with a vision.
Will I get paid for the time I put into this? Absolutely not! But I had a smile on my face the whole time I was working on it. Sometimes we don’t get reimbursed monetarily for the little bursts of joy we get to experience.
I’m heading back for more joy!
It’s all I can think about. Mostly my thoughts are headed in the direction of…”I just can’t seem to get enough made!” But I have made a little progress as is shown in the full bowl nestled with about 150 vintage-inspired soldered charms.
I’m excitedly preparing for two shows.
- Barn Bazaar – Folk Art & Antique Show – June 28-29 -17909 S. Stentz Rd – Spangle, WA
- The Vintage Barn – Antique Show – July 12 – 22277 N. Ramsey Rd. – Rathdrum, ID
Gotta get back to work!
This dress is another purchase I made at the Farm Chicks sale in Spokane, WA a couple of weeks ago. I saw it hanging on the wall and a few seconds later it was in my hand. After I purchased it I proudly carried it around enjoying the comments from other gals (who I know must have been jealous ). I can only imagine the tiny little gal that this was fashioned for, in all of her 22 1/2″ waist. Luckily this mannequin can scrunch in or expand to any size. WHEW!!! I wish that I was so lucky.
This next picture is for my friend Maggie. She wanted a charm with an iris on it and this is such an easy way to allow her to view it. It really is one of my favs!
My daughter enjoys wearing the soldered charms that I make but they have to be her own custom design…generally never to be made again..for anyone! She’s been wanting me to make her a monogram with this 1″ bevel glass and she wanted fun “L” words to be on the reverse side. This is what we ended up with. I wanted to add “lusty”. In my 1942 dictionary it means: robust;full of life…but she just didn’t think the word itself sounded good.
I’ve mentioned before that I have 3 incredible children and they are all my favorite! This one truly is a mom’s delight in so many ways. She’s a blessing and a best friend. Check out her blog and you too will be blessed!
It’s crazy how I was hoping that each gal who left a comment would be a winner. When my hubby drew the name he said, “oh no, let’s try again!” (just shows how much he loves you deary). It’s very fitting that Amber would win the prize celebrating my 50th post though because she is the one who encouraged me to do this in the first place. It was a foreign land and I wasn’t going there, but along with her encouragement she sent me to other sites (my favorite one was Craft Apple) that made me see that I would love to join this group of crafty bloggers. I’ve always been one who loved to show off the stuff that I make. Well, this is a perfect outlet for that. I loved getting your comments too. (I think it’s just another area that shows how needy I am) Keep coming back to see what I’m up to and if you haven’t already begun to blog (there is quite a growing number of us) then jump in and get started. It’s fairly easy and loads of fun!
Amber won’t get this message for several days because she’s on a sabbatical, oh, I mean jr. high camp! You go girl! Let’s hear a big “go mom!” for Amber.