Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day 2014

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I might just be laboring today as we are still painting around here but are finally closing in.

Just in case you think the above photos look awfully boring-- remember we have wild green and blue on a few of the walls.  Also a truckload of pictures waiting to be hung.

Enjoy your day! Comments are off today. Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A World of Little Finds

My post title is a play on words since I found a globe and a few little things this week. Up first was a sort of odd estate sale with not much to offer. I brought home an old alarm clock and this china puppy. He will go in my dog collection. And, yes, I bought a never used paint brush at a garage sale. Still painting around here and needed a new sash brush.

 A few more little finds from the thrift shop. A set of dogs made in Occupied Japan. That, obviously, makes them pretty old. The snail is marked "Japan" and must be from the early 70s as I have another one only smaller that I bought new back then. This guy went in my daughter's terrarium.

And I give you the world. Globes seem to be a hot collectible these days. We'll see if I have any luck selling this one. If not-- they are useful as is, right?

Have a good day out there!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vote For Batman and Cheap Posters

Not many garage sales last week. This is the big haul: four posters. They are the smaller size, about 14" x 18". I definitely do not need a new poster in my house, but when I saw this Batman one in the stack, I was hooked.

I still like this movie.

At fifty cents apiece, I couldn't forget my daughter.

I've said it before, but you sure never know what you'll find at garage sales and thrift stores!

Happy hunting!

Friday, August 29, 2014

More Sunflower Pics

This sunflower had a visitor on its back for awhile. I wanted to get a closer shot, but it boinged away.

Come on in-- the pollen's fine!

Can it really be the end of summer?

Thanks for viewing!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Little Things

I haven't shown much in my new dollhouse in quite a long time (which is probably how I started the last dollhouse post). I made a (non-working-- let's not get carried away) roman shade in the bedroom that I have yet to do anything else with except paint it blue.

Decorated the front quite a bit. Added everything you see. I made the mailbox which doesn't show up too well here, but bought everything else. Kind of hard to made a gold eagle.

The local dollhouse store is closing its doors soon (the owner is retiring) so I bought a couple things on sale, including this little train.

Also picked up a sale nightstand which I put under the window. Bought a cat in a bed, and made the two wooden vases out of a weird, vintage bead that I cut in half.

Last time I mentioned I was going to try this wooden flooring that is printed right off the internet. It turned out pretty nice. I just taped it here and there underneath. If you wanted something more permanent (and probably better looking), you could Mod Podge it down. I might even do that some century.

So there you have it. No immediate plans for more projects, but I should really pop in to the dollhouse store one last time before it's too late.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

A sort of back-to-school type Wacky for today. What is it about a brand new box of crayons? So perfect, so hopeful... Okay, Diane, you're making too much out of this.

Crayola was formed in 1885, but didn't start making crayons until 1903. Can you imagine all the broken crayons in that time???

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mini Notebooks

I've made these little blank notebooks for kids before. Simple enough-- scrapbook paper cover, a variety of different writing papers inside stapled in the center. I make them 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" to fit into plastic ATC/Baseball card sleeves.

Recently I thought I'd make some a little more "adult" and offer them for sale in my Etsy shop. Yes, I made quite a lot. This is just a sampling.

I made some Christmas ones too.

It's fun! There are so many nifty papers out there today. This is also a great way to use up some paper.

Have a pleasant day!