Thursday, September 24, 2009

Crafty Bastards Preview

Crafty Bastards is right around the corner. This is my first time at Crafty and I'm nervous and excited. I've been busy at work and will probably be crafting until the night before.

I wanted to share a preview of what I'll have at this year's fair. If you like what you see, please vote for me as Craftiest Bastard here.

All photos were taken by my friend Rachel Carrier who is an amazing photographer. Please visit more of her work at her flickr.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

a bit of luck for you

With Crafty Bastards quickly approaching, I've been working on a special edition of pinback button/magnet sets using found 4-leaf clovers.

My little sister graciously devoted time this weekend to help find them in Cape May, NJ.

Then I sent them through a special process of pressing and then sealing them before they were pressed with my trusty button maker.

Monday, September 7, 2009

labor day weekend thrifting finds

There are two stellar thrift stores I visit on a weekly basis in suburban Maryland. There's the Unique chain (which absolutely rocks if you don't mind digging through piles of junk to find something good) and there's Wagging Tales. The latter is where we went on Saturday and I call it my ol' lady shop cause it is where I stock up on crafting supplies, kitchen ware and other ol' lady necessities.

I scored some cheap finds including...

Record for $1 featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne & Sarah Vaughan:

Glass jars for $2 each:

Tool boxes to hold my random crafting junk $3 each:

Lots of wool yarn for under $10 for the lot of it:

And speaking of wool yarn, it's absolutely perfect for my latest venture with felting and jewelry I am preparing for Crafty Bastards :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

early morning crafting

I was up early on this long weekend and decided to get some quality craft time in with my button maker. I finished some new magnet sets I'm really excited about.

Katharine Hepburn:

Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

$$ from Honduras in Red:

$$ from Honduras in Purple:

$$ from Honduras in Brown:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

a gift for the newlyweds

This weekend I attended the lovely wedding of Moni & JT. I made them a wonderful present for their home.

A wall hanging for push pins made from a vintage frame and wine corks.

I kind of want to make one for my house now.