Monday, October 12, 2009

I have so much to share in this post!

First of all I can finally show you the full pictures of the little potion bottles I made. There were pretty quick to whip up. I found the labels on flickr and the bottle for a quarter each at the flea market. I'm a sucker for old bottles - so I bought the whole box of 30. I used some torn "mummy" wrap I found in the cotume section, some beads and ink. Fun!

Next let me show you the cute tin & goodies that I recieved from my swap partner Amy. It came wrapped in cordoroy, tied with twine. It was all in an Autumn theme, that I love. There was so much stuffed inside that it literally jumped out at me when I opened the lid. My favorite thing tucked inside was a silver charm that says "Art Saves Lives".
Yesterday, I ran to the local flea market in search of some cabinet cards. We have a great couple set up there that has thousands of postcards and some old photos too. I knew exactly what I was looking for and they had it. I was in need of cabinet cards for my newest swap. Here are the goodies I found there. Best part about them - they were only 50 cents each!

I found some other unexpected goodies there too. I'm glad I braved the cold to look at the tables outside. I found some amazing cheap deals. I got vintage velvet leaves for 75 & 50 cents, milinery flowers bunches for 50 cents each, velvet & lace ribbon for 25 cents and gold label medalions for 50 cents. SCORE!!! Then I found something I was been searching for - a Coke crate. I've found them on e-bay, but didn't want to pay the shipping fee, they are quite heavy. I wanted one to match the Pepsi crate I have, to make a shelf out of. I have them hanging in my dining room to house my old bottles.

I got in crafty mode last night and made this sign for a friends baby shower. They are waiting to see what they are having, so I tried to make it as neutral as I could. I love that vintage postcard image. There will be more craftiness to come, I still need to make a card and some free babysitting coupons.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Swap!!!

I just signed up for this swap this morning. I think I might be slightly addicted to these that a bad thing?


Here are a couple of pics of the goodies I sent out in my recent swap. You had to decorate an Altoid sized tin and fill it with some goodies. I decided to turn mine into an ornament. Gotta love the Crop-a-dile tool to punch through metal like butta! I was inspired by my swap partner being engaged, to make this a dreamy and sorta romantic inspired tin. Then you got to fill it with little treasures. It's amazing how many little goodies you can stuff in a tin of that size.

I also finished my tags for my other swap. Very interesting to completely finish both sides of the tag. It was alot of work, but really fun. Here is a tray full of little witches. I'm glad I picked up this old lunch tray at the thrift for 99 cents. It has already served it's purpose well. And here's a peak at the other side of the tag.
I can't show you the other goodies I made yet. Want those to be a surprise to the recipients. I just mailed them out on Saturday...a couple more days and then I can show you.