Sunday, January 20, 2008

I love my stuff!

We had a very successful shopping and crafting week!
I first decided that I was going to learn how to sew and I do so love vintage styled fabrics. On Saturday we went to a quilt shop and they had two baskets full of fabric scraps. All you can fit in a ziploc bag for $2.50. So I was going thru one that had some strips of vintage looking fabric and I started finding these little triangles of different fabrics sewed together and I was so excited I started stuffing them in my bag. We were both down on our hands and knees going thru the baskets. I finally counted a total of twenty one of these beautiful triangles! I don't know why they would have put something like that in the basket that they took the time to sew together but I was thrilled to get them. I also got several fat quarters in vintage style.

After I had picked out my others thinking I was being good not over doing it I spotted the most beautiful fabric I have ever seen in my life! I am smiling right now thinking of how gorgeous it is. It makes me so happy! The whimsical style and colors are so me! It's Halloween fabric which is sad that I didn't have a few months ago but at least getting it now made it 25% off! I have been looking it up on ebay and looking up the designer to see her other work. I bought 1 yard of each although I would have liked more, it was still about $8.00 a yard and there were four different designs to get.
I talked about my gorgeous fabric all night showing my brother how lovely it was. Today I stayed home to craft while my Mom and Brother went shopping. When they got home my Brother said he had a surprise for me and turns out they went back to the quilt shop and he bought me the rest on the bolt of my favorite one! What an amazing Brother! I'm tickled pink! My mom had also dumped out the scrap basket out on the floor and found me three more triangles giving me now a total of 24 triangles! My plan is to make them into a banner to hang in our craft room. I have lots of ideas for my Halloween fabric including a quilt. So watch for that to be posted somtime in the future cause remember I don't even know how to sew yet!

After that we went a few Flea Markets were I found more vintage Valentine's to add to my ever growing collection. I also found a 1984 Cabbage patch child's sewing machine never opened for $12! I also picked up a vintage dress pattern, a Vogart embroidery pattern (cause yes, I also want to learn how to do embroidery) and a couple wooden spools. I also found this old picnic basket. I love that it looks so beat up and that it went on many picnics back in it's day.

We went to Hobby Lobby too and I was looking at their Valentine section when I found these bags and cupcake picks. I love them!

I don't know why but ever since I was a little girl Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I have been busy since the first of January coming up with Valentine crafts. Here is my newest creations.

Have a good week, Lindsey

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Somebody stop me!

I have been back to Hobby Lobby twice to get more clearance Christmas stuff! I can't stop! I just know I will be so happy to have it all when Christmas comes, until then though I have to find a way to store it all!

We have both recently learned the joys that felt can bring! We had collected a very large stack a few years ago but never did anything with it until we discovered blogs and all the beautiful things that could be made with it.
I however am not very skillful with a needle and my first felt creation is kinda pitiful but I still love it and I will continue to practice.

While mom (Twyla) is making these adorable beautifully stitched felt hearts. Homely hearts as she calls them.

I have been needing a pincushion for awhile now so yesterday mom made me this beautiful hot pink felt pincushion with the cutest little charms and buttons. I absolutely love it!

Here are a couple pictures of our cute shelves that we have hanging in our craft room.


Are you ready for Valentines Day yet? I am! I have been loving Cosmo Cricket's Hey Sugar line so much I have been working on a banner to go across our fireplace.

Here are a couple other Valentine things I have made.

Have a crafty day, Lindsey

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Haul!

We went to Hobby Lobby Saturday and wow what a sale! 80% off remaining Christmas. So I started loading up! I bought a whole cart full and will go back tomorrow to see what else is left that I could buy!
A lot of it could be used for Valentine projects I am thinking up.
Can you believe I only payed about four dollars for the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper set! I am so excited!

I have been playing with all the new Valentine scrapbook paper lines! Cosmo Cricket's,Daisy D's,My Mind's Eye collections are so yummy! I love just looking at it and I love to match the paper to my Crafty Secret's Valentine stickers.

We also went to a Flea Market on Saturday where I found these beautiful vintage Valentines. I absolutely love and collect vintage Valentines. There so bright and colorful and I love to go searching for them this time of year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

If the new year brings you everything
to leave you glad and thrilled~
you'll know the wish this blog post
brings was happily fulfilled!
Happy New Year from Two Crazy Crafters!