Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas ornaments from scrap fabric.

For those of you who follow my blog you know how addicted to fabric I am. I just love it and yes I sell it and yes I sew with it, but there's always those scraps. These are made from reclaimed trim and a yoyo and bead in the center. All of these are about four inches in diameter and required fabric no longer than 18 inch strips or eight inch squares or circles.

Yoyo's are easy to make and these became ornament bells with a jingle bell to finish them off. A star can go on the top to make it a small tree also, but I like the bell.

Inspired by Kumiko Sudo (Flower Origami) who is a fabric origami artist,  I folded these pieces of fabric to make these ornaments and added the bead to class them up a bit.

Also origami folded fabric, just a little more folding. These are my favorites and the red and white one's looked the best on a green tree.

These are also folded fabric but a log cabin pattern. I found the direction in a booklet I bought in Lancaster PA. I have been fascinated by folding fabric for several years now.

I added some folded origami to my Christmas stockings and made them look better than just plain white and green. This is how I use my scrap fabric and I hope to be semi retired to do more of the things I like some day. Scrap fabric is always for sale on my stores. and I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful holiday.

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Entrepreneur

Please take a few minutes to check out the newest entrepreneur among us. I have added a link on my side board to his site and I'm sure he'd appreciate any one just taking a minute to check his new business out. Just click here or click on the link Team Beach Body on my side board. Thank you all for looking. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Who would have ever known?

Who would have ever known that thrift shopping, which I did because I didn't believe in paying full price for anything, would become a small and growing business. To top it all off the challenge is fun. It doesn't feel like work at all. I think the hardest part has been the promoting, connecting to blogs, and that's where all the work is. Even the paper work is easy and up to date. Who would have ever known?
This past week took me to several different stops. A couple of off the wall places and the finds were just incredible and so were the prices.
First there is the never ending quest for vintage linens and sheets. These two sheets and two pillow cases are so great. I just love the colors. It makes me wish I could change my bedroom decor every week to something new. However they are now inventory.
Next there was this vintage Tom and Jerry eggnog bowl with six mugs for a price that I couldn't resist. I didn't get this into inventory because a visitor bought it for her holiday. Glad I took pictures. She loves it.
This vintage made in Japan miniature mother bear and two cubs was another fun find. Mother bear is two and a half inches tall and the cubs are one and a quarter inches tall. She shows her frustration so humanly with her children.
I also found this UCTCI made in Japan little girl with a vessel statue. She appears to be resting  and has the most adorable face.
These are the special thrift finds that came my way this past week. I have listed some on my Etsy store, and if you're shopping this week don't forget to put in coupon code Santa to get 20% off your total purchase of anything in the store. Also stop by to see how things are going. I will be listing more items more often there now that things are settling out for me. Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Spread the Word!


Holiday sale at Enter coupon code "Santa" and receive 20% off the entire store until December 15th. Vintage items, home made items, collectibles and some antique items are available. Come and look there may be something you like or something unique for a special gift.