Friday, April 26, 2013

Estate Sale Finds

Most estate sales in this area are more than ten miles away - not far to drive, but close is always better in my opinion.  Last Saturday there was an estate sale less than a mile from our house. The DH is always up early so he went first. He brought me a bag of vintage seam binding and two cute pairs of gloves. His take was that there wasn't much left that I'd want, but I couldn't resist going a bit later in the morning (OK, almost noon.)  Yes, there were still some treasures to be had.
I bought this little vintage '50s case. With a little foufing, it will be perfect to carry a few art supplies for classes. I usually lug my big tote, but sometimes it's just overkill when I only need glue and scissors and a few embellishments.

The little case held more seam binding, along with some lace, buttons, buckles and other fun things.
These are just a few of the many packages of seam binding. There were more button cards and loose buttons. Not sure what I'll do with the numbers, but they'll go on something.
This was my favorite find. I got them to come down on the already-reasonable price because they didn't have batteries and weren't sure if it worked. No sound so far, but that doesn't really bother me. If we get it to work, I'll probably sell it and for now I think it's cute just sitting on a shelf. I especially love the little crown emblem.

There are about a dozen sales this weekend, so hopefully I'll have more items for my Etsy shop soon. I'm also hoping to finish up my Rolodex art cards this weekend. The deadline was extended a week, but I need to finish up and start creating for the three Birdsong swaps I've joined.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

More Rolodex Swap Cards

Here are a few more Rolodex cards I've made for the Paper Cowgirl's swap.  They're actually cuter "in person" than they look here because I photgraphed them at night, but still I'm not loving these as much as the first six.  I only have a week to finish 13 more, so I've got to get busy!
I do like the "live Art" card. The letters are strung on baker's twine with pop dots on the back.
The top card has Stickles embellishments and a pop dot for the butterfly.
The graphics are from GalleryCat on Etsy.
The "SHE" card is just bits that were laying on my table.
The dark spot under the bird is a rose. Hard to tell, I know.
These two use bits of leftover lace and ribbon. Festive!

There will be more cards to show in a few days, along with some estate sale finds - including a vintage Rolodex to hold the cards I'll receive from the swap. We've been to a couple of car shows recently, including the National Street Rod Association's Southwest Street Rod Nationals last weekend in Oklahoma City and a small show today, but we've still had plenty of time for estate sales.

Thanks for stopping by!