Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Little Craftiness and a Friday's Find

So this is really a Thursday find, not a Friday Find but I still wanted to show it. I was a few minutes early to work and there was a garage sale right by the office with ridiculously low prices - not very much good stuff though, lots of really old stuff, and not in the good was:) Then I found this probably 2 ft by 2 ft of hand basted crazy quilt with about a yard ofthe gold fabric you can see in the triangle on the right....price was $.75!!! The sweet little old lady having the garage sale said "Hope you can make something beautiful with it" and I sure will!! It's time to fire up the decorative stitching on my machine and go to town:) I might make a few Christmas stockings for the not one, not two, but three vintage Christmas swaps I am in:):)

Here is my red and black swap all ready to send out to my partner in Alaska.. I made a potholder, two pouches - one using Moki's tutorial and another top zippered pouch. The flower pin can be added to the pouch or worn alone, and a tissue holder. Also in the box are some scrapbooking goodies, a black composition book, buttons and cardstock. I hope she likes it all!!!
Miss S and I made this haunted castle from a fun foam kit from Michael's. All the pieces had sticky backs on them so it went together really quickly and easily. I love it!

And lastly, my little corner of homemade pumkins made at various church activities the last couple years. The ones in the basket are made of fabric with a real wood stem, and the one on the books is an orange raffia style pumpkin. I love these guys and I love that I can put them out in September and they can stay out until it's time for the Christmas decorations:)

Happy Sunday so you all!!


Knitting Mama said...

Hey Raesha! If you're ever feeling up to it - I'd love to swap with you! I have time on my hands until the little guy is born in January - so if you're feeling up to it - let me know! I love private swaps, because it's sooo much more personal than getting someone's name! Have a nice day.

Rohanknitter said...

I love your pumpkins!
That crazy quilt would be great re-born as a Christmas stocking - super idea!