Monday, May 04, 2009
Thrift Store Finds and My Crafts
Box of Blocks and other wooden items.
Old Tobacco Road Mystery Quilt
Nine-Patch Quilt. My Grandmother's favorite quilt pattern. This quilt is all sewn by hand.
Tiger Square Within Square quilt I made for Rich's Birthday. He loves big cats and I found this fabric at Joann's and knew exactly what I wanted to make with it.
This was my first Mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter's.....Orange Crush.
This quilt is made using the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern. It has 9 blocks within each big block......so I call it Rich's Suduko Quilt.
This is a Primitive American Flag I painted years ago.
No Crows Allowed....this is a cross-stitch piece that I made into a wall hanging by adding quilting around it.
I thought this cross-stitch was so Country....fits right in with my Country Kitchen.
The display case is actually Rich's RC Cola crate. I thought it would look cute with my collection of mini's. I made the Sheep and Cow Pull Toys.....I plan on making some more out of my Thrift Store blocks. Rich made the little birdhouses out of walnuts. We had a heck of a time finding birds and eggs small enough for the birdhouses. He used some of my dried Queen Anne's Lace to embellish his birdhouses.
I thought I would upload some photos of a few of my crafts. As you can see I love to quilt, cross-stitch and paint. Those are just a few of my crafts. I also like to sew dolls and animals, clothes (I make Rich's Western shirts), crochet, knit, make Dotee dolls, Artist Trading Cards, Scrapbooking, jewelry making, salt dough, etc.
I went to my favorite thrift store on Friday. I found a few items in housewares to add to my collections......cobalt blue shot glass from Atlanta Olympics, Beer stein shaped like a boot from Harvey's in Lake Tahoe (Rich and I both worked there when we lived in Tahoe), pair of wolf pups on a plaque of wood, Tupperware strainer to replace the one that broke, a set of 4 plastic baskets that they served burgers and fries at 50's drive-ups and a 50's peanut butter glass. I went over to the craft section and sitting on the floor was a plastic bag of wooden blocks, wheels, beads, doll heads, finials, etc. I checked the price and it was $2. I headed for the check out with my treasures. All in all I only spent $4.45. What is nice is all the money from the thrift store goes to spaying and neutering unwanted cats and then finding forever homes for them.
I was so excited about my wooden pieces. Rich looked at them and asked what in the world was I going to do with all those pieces of wood. I showed him my little animal pull toys that I made and he changed his mind about the blocks. He still has doubts about the other pieces.