Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Barbie Wednesday and a Giveaway!!

Hello Friends!
As I organize my Barbie collection, I have come upon a few dolls that I forgot I had!
Such as this Anniversary Barbie Gift Set from 1993.

The gift set came with a reproduction of the 1959 Ponytail Barbie and 2 reproduction outfits. This one is called "Roman Holiday".

This dress is called "Apple Print Sheath".

I recently found this adorable set at a flea market! Kelly and Tommy dolls as Alice and the Mad Hatter!

Here is the October Afternoon giveaway! A paper bag book set! Since I had the honor of being their Guest Designer for the month of September, I wanted this giveaway to feature their paper!
 This paper bag book kit features the fabulous Seaside paper by October Afternoon! And goodies to go in your book! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on Saturday!

Wishing you a creative day, Lindsey

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello dear friends!
I am really embarrassed to once again tell you
that the work on our craftroom continues.  We don't
mean to be a tease.  Honest!  It is a huge undertaking
because we have too much stuff!

There are a few surfaces that are getting resolved, but there are many more
surfaces that are covered with - a Mess!  We even have two sewing
machines that are going to have to find homes.  Good luck to us!

I will tell you the paint colors we chose though! 
We put a lot of thought into the paint we would use because
of the wall surface we had to cover.  We didn't want to have to prime
and we didn't want to have to put on two coats.  So we purchased Valspar Hi Def
for superb coverage.   One coat did the room!

The majority of the room is painted this pretty blue called
Cincinnatian Hotel Abbey.
It's a nice cross between aqua and baby blue.

This pink we put in one corner of the room is called
Rose Buff.  It's a lovely antique pink.
We are extremely happy with the colors we chose. 
This particular paint also dries fast and is low odor.
We highly recommend it!

We keep showing snippets of this cabinet.  It was quite
a shock when we went into an antique store and found the same cabinets as
Elizabeth's craft cabinet.  We have the two side cupboards but not the center.
We had to have them!  They are long and we had to bring them home
one at a time in my old car.  Another reason we are two crazy crafters.

Please be patient with us, there will be a proper unveiling soon.
We just want it to look nice when we let you in.
Thanks for being so understanding.
Have a nice week, everyone!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cuties for Sunday!

Hello dear friends!
As we work away in our craftroom we want to
share with you these very cute vintage card

Lots and lots of sunny days
A happy lifetime through.

This is the inside of this card.  Just as cute as the

Have a very happy Sunday!
Twyla and Lindsey

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Craft Room Progress?

Hi All!
Wish we could say we were almost done with our redo, but
sad to say, there is still much to do.

All these pretty bits and bobs to put away.
Problem is, the room was used as storage so much has to be reconciled
before we get it in the condition in our vision. 
We don't want Christmas tree boxes and other household duldrums
messing up our creative space!

We continue to work with the hope of having it ready for a
reveal soon.  Please be patient with us.

Oh, how I look forward to sitting down and making something with all
this pretty yarn!
Hopefully, before too long.
Have a wonderful day, dear friends. 
Our thoughts are with you!
Twyla and Lindsey

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Barbie Wednesday

Hello friends!
We sre still super busy working on our craft room redo here at Two Crazy Crafters! My Barbie collection is also located in our craft room, so it's getting a redo too!!! Yay!

So everything is in stacks as we work on geting everything together!

We can't wait to share our treasures with you!
Wishing yo a day of fun, Lindsey

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello dear friends!
A lot is shaking here at Two Crazy Crafters!
We have been working Very Very hard to totally remodel our craft room!

It isn't near ready yet, oh yes, there is still much to be done,
but we thought we would show you a few little sneak peaks at what is
going on.

There will be a few surprises, wink wink, and a few things you've seen before.

We've painted, can you guess what colors?  We discovered we don't really like painting.  We lack experience (refuse to follow directions) in that area.  Our backs and arms ache, but
we are rejuvenated by our progress.  We really can't wait to share it with everyone!

Yes, Pink Puppy resides over the room as mascot, thanks Meri!
Much of the room is devoted to paper crafts and my favorite, the yarn area!
The only problem is we haven't had any time at all to craft :(
Can't wait to get it all done and then we can sit back and create!

We will announce the Grand Debut in a few days so keep watching!
Thanks for dropping by and have an absolutely wonderful day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

October Afternoon Blog Post

Hello friends!
There is a new post up on October Afternoon's blog featuring a vintage bed tray that I altered.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Steampunk Debutante

Hello friends!
I have been playing with Graphic 45's new Steampunk Debutante paper line, and this altered suitcase is what I created. This cool line is a combination of Victorian elegance and metal, such as gears and clock faces.

I found the suitcase at Hobby Lobby in their paper mache section. It had a beautiful handle and I knew it would be fun to alter. I covered it with layers of paper and ink.

I found this cool metal piece at a an antique shop a few months ago and was saving it for the perfect project. I added 2 bronze brads and then roughened them up a bit by beating them with a Texture Hammer.

The top of the suitcase has been wrapped with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. This cool tape can be inked or altered in many ways and comes in great patterns. I used a song sheet pattern.

When I first received this paper to make samples, for the scrapbook store I work at, I was really stumped by it. It is so cool, but so different from anything else I have ever worked with. I just started cutting and seeing what idea would come to me as I worked. This project was so fun!  This paper line has so many unique designs! I think it would be great for heritage ideas and of course it goes so well with the Tim Holtz grunge style.

I wish you all a day of fun and creativity, Lindsey

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Barbie Wednesday

Hello friends!
I am excited today to show you a preview of my favorite new dolls from the Mattel Spring 2011 line!
I am super excited that 2 of my favorite Barbie dolls are being released in their lovely vintage style! The first being I Dream Of Jeanie. I LOVE her! I can't wait to get this one!

One of my other favorites was the Bewitched Barbie. I can tell you that the Vintage styled version looks just as lovely!

An exciting new doll to join Mattel's collection of Classic Tv dolls is Elly May from The Beverly Hillbillies! Isn't she cute?!!!! I love her pigtails!!

Mattel has definitely outdone themselves this time! I can't wait for Spring!

Wishing you all a day of fun, Lindsey

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Twyla Tuesday

Hello dear friends!
I hope you've all had a great week.
I want to thank you all for leaving sweet comments on October Afternoon's blog
in response to Lindsey being the guest designer this month.
I don't guess I have to tell you how proud I am of her.
Her designs were created through much work and consideration on
her part.  She totally put her heart in each of these creations.

I wanted to share with you a couple of my latest finds.
This sweet little Hull planter.  I'm loving pink and yellow together!

The vase is McCoy and I believe the planter is Shawnee.
Just little treasures that make me happy. 
I love coming home from the antique malls with items like these.

I have created a pattern for a crochet cap!
I plan to make several of these in different colors and list them in our
etsy shop.  If you have any requests let me know. 
I enjoy making them so much!  It is almost the season for them and
I think they would make great gifts!

Another thing I love is occasionally making myself an afghan.  Most of the time
I make things for other people or to sell, but this afghan is just for me!  It's soft and yummy
with it's mostly pastel color scheme.

Another thing I love is my bloggy friends.
By the way, I was curious about the word 'blog' and where it came from and
discovered that it began as the term 'web log' and just gradually got shortened
to 'blog'.  I thought that was very interesting.  It is so
wonderful that we can connect this way and share little bits of our
lives with one another.  I am continually in awe of the creative and inspiring women
in the world.  Whether you are an artist, a homaker or a collector, you all amaze me
with your wisdom, hospitality and grace in inviting us into your corners of the world.
Thank you so much for making my life so full.
Wishing you all much happiness this week!

Monday, September 13, 2010

New October Afternoon Post

A new post is up on October Afternoon's blog featuring a few photos from my Beach Paper Bag Album! It was created using OA's new Seaside collection.

I will share more photos of this and all my projects here very soon!

Wishing you fun and creativity, Lindsey

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Book of Inspiration

Hello friends!
Today I want to share with you this really inspirational book that I bought the other day on Amazon. It's called, "Masquerade: Costume Inspirations from the 1920's to the 1950's".

It's a beautiful book! I knew when I saw the cover that I would enjoy it!

I was pleasantly surprised that the pages were filled with LOTS of beautiful images to inspire creating!

There is not much reading to this book, which was fine with me as I wanted the book for the illustrations.

At a great price I think this book will be great fun!
If you would like this book too, you can find it here on Amazon.

Wishing you a lovely weekend, Lindsey

Wednesday, September 8, 2010