Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sweet Part 2

Ok - here it is - the most fabulous item I scored yesterday while out at garage sales:

A vintage cake tin in the most beautiful shade of buttercream yellow. It was buried deep in a box that I am so happy I took the time to dig through:) The best part was the price -
25 cents!!!!!!
The man selling it said it belonged to his wife's grandmother and they just wanted to get rid of it. I also bought this for 25 cents. It was almost black with grunge so I polished it up a little bit and now it will hold my daily jewelry on my dresser.

What's the best thing you've bought at a garage sale?

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Today was beautiful and sunny, with no wind until the afternoon and Miss S and I went garage sale-ing while we were doing our errands today and, boy, am I glad I did!!

I've been recently admiring vintage plaid thermoses (is that how I make that word plural?) and at the first garage sale I found one for a $1.00!! You can bet it came home with me and was just the first of many awesome purchases I made today.

The last sale we stopped at had four huge tubs of brand new yarn. The owner was a knitter but recently gave it up cause she has been too busy with other things. All the skeins were $.50 each, but she let me fill a big bag full for only $4.00!! Peaches and cream, simply soft, wool, and all sorts of others too! I'm pretty much set for yarn for a while:)

Miss S got two Furbys and a Bratz cat for a total of $.75. She was so excited to pay for them with her own money. I'm saving the best for last...check in tomorrow to see my favorite items purchased today:)

Monday, April 21, 2008


Mother's Day, Hubby's Birthday, Father's Day, and Raesha's Birthday all came a little early this year and we treated ourselves to a new tv today:)

I fear you won't hear from me for the next week while we wear all the newness out of our new toy:):)

PS Spread the word on the ribbon swap!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I feel like I finally had some time today to breath and take it easy a little bit. This week has been hectic. I received a gift card at work for a manicure and pedicure so I went this morning and treated myself to that:) It was so nice to sit still and quiet for about an hour and a half. I wish I could do that every Saturday.

The ribbon swap is coming along nicely - I'm so happy many of you want to participate! I think it will be a really fun swap. I'll send an email out to everyone after signups end (May 1) with my address.

This week I helped my husband finish his marketing class project. See all those little white pieces? Those are all little arrows that I cut out by hand. Seriously, my hand is still killing me. He better get an A on this project. A little whining, a little swearing, and a little yelling was all it took to put this baby together:) A lovely flow chart of Pottery Barn's daily store functions. I'm so glad I'm not in school anymore.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ribbon Swap

Raesha's 2008 Ribbon Swap

All right friends, I am just itching to host another swap!! So what do you think about this? A ribbon swap. Who doesn’t love ribbon? Who never has enough ribbon? ME, that’s for sure and I figure there are lots of other ribbon addicts out there tooJ

So here’s the scoop – send me 10 - one yard pieces of ribbon (all of the same ribbon) and you’ll get 10 - one yard lengths of all different ribbons back. (That’s assuming we have ten participants – but I hope we have a lot more than thatJ) Please send ribbon that is at least ¼ inch in width – it can be new ribbon, or vintage ribbon. Try to package your ribbon maybe in little ziplock bags or roll it and secure it with a little pin, or wrap it on a little piece of cardboard (like you can wrap embroidery floss around) – don’t just shove it all in the envelope as wrinkled ribbon is no fun!

Ribbon will be due to me no later than May 15, 2008 and I will do my best to send the packages back to you by June 1, 2008. Please send your ribbon in a padded envelope, and I will reuse this envelope to send your ribbon back to you. Send an address label for me to use, and $2 for postage (the packages should be pretty light). International participants are welcome! Please email me for postage for international participants.

Email me at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com to sign up - you can also email me or post here with any questions that you might have. YEAH!!! I'm excited for this swap:)

PS I borrowed the image above from flickr - I WISH all those ribbons were mine:)
PSS Sign ups will be open until May 1.

Shoe Lovers Unite

Thanks all for playing along with my fun little red shoe game:) LauraJ guessed it almost exactly right - she guessed $3.99 and I actually paid $4.00 for my awesome shoes. I got them at Payless, on clearance!!
And I was so happy that so many of you played along that I randomly chose three more winners:)
Marian Edwards
are all winners too! Ladies - please email me with your snail mail addresses at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

What a Day!

Miss S fell last night and hurt her arm so I spent the morning taking her to the dr to make sure it wasn't broken (it's not - yeah!!), then she had a dentist appt at 1:40, then I had a dr appt at 3:10. I feel like I've spent all day at various doctor's offices - which I guess I have:) But I did crochet two washcloths during my various waiting times today.

And I made this quick little layout for Lain's 30-Minute Thursday Challenge (during the 45 minutes I was home at not at the doctor's office:)). It seriously took me longer to find a piece of red cardstock, then it took me to put the whole layout together. I have offically added red cardstock to my have to buy list. Out of the at least 6,000 pieces of paper I have (I'm not kidding) I could not find a lick of red. I finally found this one piece that was part of an old kit I had, but it did the trick:) The challenge this week was to use a sports photo, scalloped paper, and a sticker.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Me too!

This lovely lady has inspired a flurry of shoe photos all over blogland and I'm lovin it (and yes, you do have to sing that like the McDonald's jingle).

So without further ado...I present the cutest shoes I have ever seen. Darling red grosgrain bows, little suede red tips that remind me of my toe shoes from ballet when I was younger. And not only are they cute - they are comfortable!! (PS that's not a bruise on my right leg - just a glimpse of my little flower tattoo)

Here's the fun part - guess how much I paid for these darling shoes and you could win a little prize pack of "red" crafting goodies....fabric, buttons, ribbon and more. Here's a couple hints. I"ll did buy them brand new at a store that frequently has BOGO offers and remember - I'm cheap!! I leave the guessing open until Friday:) Good luck!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Looking for...

You left a sweet comment a few weeks ago and I have an ATC for you, could you please email me your name and address to raeshadrz at yahoo dot com

Also - I'm going to be updating my links this next week - please let me know if your link is not working, or if I don't have you added yet and you would like to be:)

I was able to get a little bit done today....I'm still in my pajamas and it's 7:30 p.m. so now I'm off to walk on the treadmill while I was NCIS (I LOVE Mark Harmon), then a quick shower, then clean pjs and heading to bed (after a big dose of NyQuil:))

Stuffed Up Sunday

Grr.....I can hardly head is all stuffed up and I feel lousy. Well, not TOO lousy, but lousy enough that I'm still in pajamas. It's been a while since I've had a little show and tell so I'm going to try to catch up on that in the next few posts. And be sure to check back next week cause I have a little swap I'm going to be posting about. SO excited about that:)

I took Miss S to a birthday party on the other side of town yesterday and afterwards we hit the Goodwill Clearance center and the regular Goodwill next door. Miss S had never been to the clearance center with me and she was amazed. We scored these goodies for $3.50.

Hello Kitty purse, flag, Barbie cards, copper "Tea" tin, tin, green Gap hat and two needlepointed roses - these are big - about 18 by 18 and I think I might make them into pillows.

My two best finds from Goodwill - an REI vest for Miss S for $1.04 and a Japanese craft book for $1.99!!! Swoon!!! It's all bags and pouches - some are VERY unusual, like a squid zippered pouch. But I just could not pass it up.

Look at these cute stuffed kitties!

and these cool owl bags.

And sweet Dawn sent me a wonderful package this week - just out of the blue - a "Happy Spring" package. Shells from the ocean, tape measure fabric (I've been lusting after fabric like that) a tape measure and some of her grandmother's crochet hooks - some are so tiny that you must be for crocheting thread. And a beautiful bag just for me:)

With a little pocket inside that says "Emergency art supplies". Thank you so much Dawn, I love it all:)

With the lousy week I had, it was such a treat to come home to something fun in the mailbox almost everyday....I love that about blogging!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Dog Tired

I'm so inspired to sew tonight, but I can't keep my eyes open any longer. It's been a long week and all I want to do is get in my jammies and stay in bed all weekend.