theme stockings on the first Thursday of each month.
June's theme is "SPLASH" with items perfect for a day at the beach or poolside.
What fun it was combining my previous Collage design work with illustrations from my collection of vintage children's books.
Come check out what my co-vendors are selling.
It took me another week, but here are linky dinks to some of my favorite posts from the blogroll to the right.
•Thanks to Orange, I can now oldify my photos.
• Look at the cuteness here.
• I just bought a folk art tablecloth that would work perfectly as a zippered pouch like this one.
• I want to make mollychicken's little houses. I might just create the form and let the boys decorate them.
• I'm just loving Norththreads redwork drawstring bags.
• Just look at these shelves and shelves of gorgeous vintage fabric. And my dh thinks I have a lot, lol. Oh, and I want that craft room!
• Look at these creative cards made of vintage papers, cardstock and fabric. Simple yet so elaborate.
• I'm having troube just making a simple flower and Penny made a whole chrysanthemum hot pad.
• And since I can't even understand crochet patterns in English, I'd certainly will be totally lost following them in Japanese.
Hope you are having a great holiday weekend too!!!
(Head over here if you want to see other parade participants and spectators.)
to the exclusion of mostly everything else.
The photos I took a few weeks ago make up the cover.
I have a few more classes to visit for more photos then have to add the text and proofread, then it goes to the printer. Phew!
I was asked to help design a CD cover and label mainly
because I had the program that would open the template.
Not able to let it go at just slapping down text,
I took over the design too. I hope they like it.
Above is the outside of the cover.
They are such cute songs, written by the kids themselves.
I can't wait to hear them.
I stitched together two yarns at a time -- a textural mohair/silk/wool/acrylic blend from Italy and a solid teal alpaca/acrylic blend from France. They look so pretty and soft together.
Lots going on IRL -- job change for dh, school yearbook, garage sale prep, yard work -- and I feel like I've really neglected other bloggers, so today I am getting caught up on each and every one listed over there on the right (scroll down a it).
• The Tooth Fairy visited Rachel's house recently, bringing much much more than she brought to my kindergartener last night for his first lost tooth. I think we need "Nana Toof Fairy" too.
• The Poo's mom hauled out her basement like we did last week. I hope her sale turns out as profitable as our garage sale was.
• The three little mouses and their mommy Rebecca came to our garage sale. Scooby Doo now has a good home full of girls. My little guy cried when Baby Mouse left. Is there still such a thing as arranged marriages? Those girls are soooooo cute!
• Every time I read Mrs. MK's posts about the loss of her daughter Ellie, I get an ache in my heart for her. I hope she finds peace soon.
• In the it's-a-small-world category goes this post. Wow!!!
• I just went shopping for lavender at Apifera Farm in Oregon. What I really want are her animals ... maybe some day.
• Easy repurposing ideas here and here and here.
• Crafty Cindy altered Rummy-O tiles and made them into pretty pendants. Maybe I shouldn't have sold off our second copy of the game yesterday....
• I wonder if Kim at Daisy Cottage would be thrilled or upset if I stole her house's color palette. I get inspired every time I pop over there.
• Joyce is an IRL friend and co-vendor on Collage. Now that I know how to crochet I may buy some of her lovely yarn! (I'm eying that Lariat colorway.)
• I'm in love with these family doodle pillows given as Mother's Day gifts, maybe because the dad doodle looks a bit like my dh.
I had every intention of reading every blog, but I only made it up to Letter F and my family is clamoring for my attention. To be continued...
Even though they are new, the minute I saw the colorful pack of miniature dominoes, I knew what I would do with them -- découpage scenes from vintage picture books.
Does anyone know the chap in the orange coat and beanie cap? He's a rubber squeak toy from Asakusa, Japan. He might just be a generic character but he looks like an advertising character to me.
It cost all of $10, but then my oldest picked out a compound bow for $5. We then had to go to the sporting goods store for arrows and accessories. Ka-ching! See the stuffies weren't really free.
Aren't these cute? They are a lighter and salt and pepper shakers, all about 2" small. I think they will make a nice gift for a tea lover. On the bottom they say "Nu-trend by Cory, AA Chrome, U.S.A." I wonder exactly how old they are. They cost a buck.