Sunday, March 25, 2012

This weekend's thrift finds.

This weekend I spent about one hour thrifting. I'm finding that I have plenty to work with as far as listing items on my store, but I had a wonderful opportunity to visit with my younger daughter and her family. That time with family will always come first. As you can see I found several items including three feet. (Shoe stretchers I believe.) I picked them up and put them in my cart and just as I did a woman came up to me and asked if I was going to buy all three. I quickly said yes and she still picked them up from my cart to check them out. I felt that this was a bit rude, but I played along and told her I was going to use them as bookends. They are heavy wood and metal. Two have names on them and I will continue to research them for resale. I also found a set of vintage Japanese coasters that are heavy paper. They are hand painted water color prints. I also found a couple of 100% cotton towels and a piece of vintage 1980's American Greeting Co. Strawberry Shortcake fabric. I still stayed within my budget for the week.
This weekend was also a learning weekend for me. I am doing more reading on etsy to learn more ways to market my store. I've needed to take the time to do this and this morning was as good a time as any. So I'll let you all know how it goes this week with the new information and how it helped or didn't help sales. My goal is to get more listed this week. After all it's just stuff sitting around until you list it and put it to work. Please stop by to see how it's going. Have a great week everyone.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thrift finds for the past week.

What a wonderful week thrifting. It's becoming so natural and relaxing and the finds are just falling into place. Even setting a thrifting budget has worked. It's great to be able to choose what I really think will work on my store. I've taken a four day weekend to work just for me and have fun. Also to celebrate turning 60 and finally knowing how wonderful life really is. Knowing what is fun to do and not asking myself any more where I belong. I am and that's all. Enjoy life and visit my store on etsy.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Monday, March 12, 2012

My favorite thrift find of the weekend.

I had a wonderful weekend thrifting. I found many items, but my favorite brought back childhood memories. I always knit with the small version of this spool, even home made ones made from a wooden spool and four nails. It kept me very busy when I was a child. Even today I will use the small plastic one I have with a thin thread like yarn. I came by this at a thrift store and it was only 99 cents. It fills my hand and as I'm getting older the larger the better. I couldn't wait to get home and try it with regular yarn. As you can see I am going to town. One of the wooden pegs has been replaced, but it is still in working condition. Now I have something small to do when resting in my big chair. I can't wait to crochet with the resulting knitted tube or create something crafty.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I've got an awesome new fan page on Facebook, Come "like" me!!

Check out my new fan page on facebook: The Craft Zone

Like me on my new Facebook Fan Page

I just started a new Facebook fan page. I hope you will all take a minute to click "like".
I've linked it here: The Craft Zone

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Strictly Fabric Thrifting

This latest thrifting adventure was strictly fabric. Downsizing has made it a little more difficult to store larger items. Fabric can be folded and stored conveniently on a shelf. This fabric will become inventory on my online store. I will, however, continue to sell off my lifetime collections since they are already being stored. It just makes sense to sell of what is already here before purchasing anything else. It's amazing what we accumulate in our short lifetimes. I hope you take the time to visit my store.