Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Glitter Market at Paper Crown

Paper Crown's Glitter Market is in one week, on Saturday, May 3! This will be my first time to participate as a vendor, and I'm so excited but also a bit nervous.

There will be amazing creations. You can see previews on the Paper Crown blog this week. There will also be refreshments and lots of wonderful artists and others to meet. While you're there be sure to shop Paper Crown's extensive inventory of paper crafting goodies. As soon as you walk in the door you'll feel inspired!

I'll try to have some shots this week of some of the vintage items I'll be bringing. If you're local, hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Girly Finds

I've been lucky to score some girly goodies at recent estate sales. These hats are all fun, but I especially love the pink velvet leaves and the sparkly trim and tassel.
 This little net and rose hat, the darling hankies, and the sweet gloves were found on day two of a nearby sale. Hard to believe people passed these by.

This pink plastic tissue holder and white plastic makeup/jewelry holder make me smile. I also purchased a wastebasket and tumbler to match the pink box.

These metal stencils were from a local antique mall, but all the other items were from estate sales.

I can't resist little appliques and frog closures. The black beaded frog and the jeweled closure are particularly wonderful.

Some of these items will go into my Etsy shop, but some will be included in my inventory for Paper Crown's Glitter Market the first Saturday in May. If you're local, stop by to see - and purchase - some amazing art creations, jewelry, and vintage goods. There are usually delicious baked goods, too! Glitter Market will be held in Casady Square Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Penn and Britton in Oklahoma City. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Craft Day

A few friends came over for a craft day last month. We try to get together on a fairly regular basis, either with a set project we want to try or to just work on individual projects. It's great to have the motivation and inspiration from the others. Here are Leann, Chris and Jeanne in my craft room in March.

At our last get-together Chris gave us a professional-grade class on gelli plate printing. Sadly, we were having so much fun printing designs that we didn't take any photos.

This time we had planned to create with old spoons, stamping on the metal and adding embellishments. None of us proved strong enough for the metal stamping. It would have been easier if the metal had been heated, but we didn't have a handy heat source. We were a bit discouraged at first, but Leann jumped right in with a great idea for her spoon. She wet paper and shaped it into the spoon bowl, trimmed it and added a few bits and pieces. She left room to add some things when she got home, but it was awesome even unfinished. She can make something lovely out of just about anything.
Chris added a string of beads and a charm to her spoon. I love this effect, too, and still plan to try it the next time I dig out my beads.

I added a some green burlap, paper cutouts and a metal tag to one spoon, then asked Leann if she would mind my making one like hers. She didn't mind, but I tried to make it at least slightly different (just ever so slightly!)

When the DH came home that afternoon, I told him about our difficulties. He used brute strength to stamp one spoon for me, so here are my three completed spoons.

We may have to try this again when we have a torch handy. One of our group couldn't make it that Saturday (missed you, Debbie!) and Jeanne was too busy looking at my craft room and thinking of future projects, so those are great reasons to have a do-over.