Friday, March 30, 2012

Birdsong II Sponsorship

I'm very happy to be a sponsor for Karla Nathan's event, Birdsong II, which she'll host at her home at the end of April.  Attendance at the event wasn't in the cards for me because of scheduling issues, but this way I can at least share a little with the ladies who will be there.  I heard from several of last year's attendees that it was a wonderful event, so I know they're looking forward to this year.

I packaged up a few little goodies that they can use in their Birdsong projects or other creations, and will be sending these off to Karla early next week along with a door prize.  Hope they like them!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

CreativeDaily Blog Giveaway

To celebrate her blog anniversary, Lorraine at CreativeDaily is having a giveaway.  She's created another of her amazing pieces and you could be the lucky winner (although I hope I'm the lucky one this time!)  She makes amazing fabric collages, crazy quilts and lots of other beautiful things.  You can see the giveaway post here.
 fabric collage by Lorraine at CreativeDaily

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Finds

Today I had lunch scheduled with friends so I stopped by an estate sale on the way.  After a nice visit and a great lunch, the others headed back to work and I hit another sale.  I suppose that is my work now, and I must say that it's so much more fun than being in an office all day!  Not as lucrative, but money isn't everything, right?

The crazy quilt pillow came from the first sale.  The back is aqua velvet - beautiful!  There are quite a few of the friendship quilt pieces.  I'll be keeping a few, and the rest will make an appearance in my Etsy shop in the next day or two.  Those came from the second sale, along with the button wreath.  There are some beautiful vintage buttons on the wreath. It's going to take me weeks to remove the glue from the backs but it will be worth it.  They came from the home of a woman who is 93 and had just recently moved - happily I was told - from her home to a senior housing facility.
I found some lovely linens, a pretty dish, two glass bead garlands, buckles, a sweet vase, and a darling little figurine.  She's mostly orange and black - Oklahoma State colors - so I'll be taking her to the Pistol Annie's event in April near Stillwater if she doesn't sell on Etsy before then. She could be a 1920s OSU coed walking with her little terrier.
The cute tin will be going in my Etsy shop.  I'm not sure about the other items yet. The plastic doilies are great for applying texture and pattern to mixed media projects. I found some at both sales today.
The DH and I are hitting another estate sale tomorrow, so we'll see what that brings. Since women tend to live longer than men, we're finding that there isn't much for him to see at most estate sales.  I suppose by the time the ladies pass on, they've sold or given away their husband's tools and other guy things.  Still, he does find things occasionally and thankfully he still enjoys going. 

Wishing you an enjoyable weekend!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Blogging Love

I almost let the month of love get away without posting about some gifts from blogging friends.

Wendy sent me this darling tag along with beautiful fabric and lace and a cute clothespin.  I had sent her a Valentine tag and she sent these in return.  I think that fabric is going to make a beautiful rose.
Laurie was also the recipient of one of my Valentine tags.  She had just scored a wonderful box of vintage Valentine goodies (read about it here) and she shared them with me!  I was so excited when I opened the envelope.

Thanks, ladies!  Blogging friends are wonderful!