Friday, October 30, 2009

Goodwill Hunting

The past few weeks I've been finding several great items at Goodwill and TS's but I haven't posted pics of those things because they are fairly generic -wooden bowls large and small things like that. But this week I wanted to post some of my great finds. Some our just fun things and some will be little re-do projects for a prim look. The first few pics are mostly just fun Christmasy things. Over the years I've found alot of mix and match type seasonal dishes. I think I'm just a "collector" type gal. Even as a child had collections of records, glass figurines, books, etc...I think it just sticks with you. Now with a family I like adding to our house and making it more homey (not that you can take it with you) but it's fun and the kids love it too!

I love this time around and shopping at the local Goodwill's and TS's - ya never know what your gonna find.

Now onto the more prim finds . . .

These are Williraye studio. There are flaws in them but I think I might be able to fix them, but they are also hardly noticeable. I got them for a steal.

I plan to remove the cork from these and do something prim with them just don't know what yet. Any ideas?

Not a great picture but it is a tin basket that says Merry Christmas and a woodend sled.

A cute little peg rack.

Lastly these are some trays that I'd like to redo into something else. With so many good finds it's hard to pick a favorite. Which one would be your favorite?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Blog Giveaways

Anyone who loves primitives and handmade items needs to check out these ladies blogs:

touch of sunshine
has a nice snowman and santa ornament. I'm kinda partial to that neat ornament.

Irish Corkies
has some really nice Christmas items up for grabs. Wish me luck on those items. You can find the giveaways by clicking on the highlighted bar.

Please let them know that you found their give aways here at my blog.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A great Addition to any Snowman Collection

I just entered a blog giveaway at Bittersweet Prims. Scroll down a little bit and you will see this great guy. The drawing ends on November 7th, so hurry up and enter for your chance to win.

So much crafting, so little time

I started working on some christmas items for our churches cookie walk and craft sale in the beginning of December. I'm curious to see if any primitive type items will be hot around here or not. I am hoping to mix it up some with some things that are grundgy prim and others that are less so. But just walking through the fabric stores makes me want to get back into all sorts of crafts like quilting. I made quilts for my kids beds many, many years ago but I would love some xmas quilts. I decorated our church basement for my daughter's 16th birhtday check out my other blog if you'd like to see pics at house of many blessings One of her sister's wanted to help and she was so fascinated by a self healing cutting mat and the rotary cutter. I love so many of the calico fabrics. I'm not sure where I will find the time to work on quilts, primitive items and my new thing which is stitcheries. That's why I say "so much crafting, so little time". Or maybe we should say "he who dies with the most primitives wins" (LOL) Happy crafting to all of you. It's the best time of year to work on things I think.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Christmas is just Around the Corner

I've been working on these primitive stitcheries. My feeling is it is never too soon to start working on Christmas items. The time just seems to run away and before long it is Christmas and nothing has been created.

I plan to make little tiny pillow/bowl fillers out of them for Christmas this year. If you'd like to see what everyone else has been working on then go to