Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Found a peanut!

I  found my camera in a bizarre place......hanging from a fence post around my pool and I have no idea or recollection of putting it there........

So first for some finishes, followed by some purchases and then some stash enhancment! Here's the little conical bag for the flower girl.  The florist wanted $70 for whatever he was doing.   Cha'ching...not!

Now the finally finished graduation sampler for my s-in-l........
I found a great new (to me) quilt and fabric shop and had to pick up some woolies and a pattern that I fell for.... The pix does not do it justice. ...  it is too too cute.

More stash enhancement.....a guy from work has the difficult task of cleaning out his parents home after their passing.   He knows there are several sewers at work and is bringing in a few tubs at a time for us to to puruse (he has about 40 in all!!!)   He doesn't know what to do with the stuff and is really torn because it was his mother's passion so much so after she passed several years ago, his father couldn't bring himself to get rid of it....... It was really difficult to go through this stash knowing it was so important to his mom and then so painful for his dad to even consider getting rid of it...........so, it took a while but we finally were able to dig in.   I got some trims and ribbons and some awesome metal teeth zippers....
The smocked piece is awesome and so it the ribbed ruffle.   It reminds me of some elizabethian collar and I have no idea what I will ever do with it.

Next, purchases......I got this great three tiered basket from Joanne Fabrics.    It is about 30 inches tall.  Part of the reason it was so great it that is was 1/2 price and I have a 10% off of all purchases from a guild discount.  I quick threw some stuff in the baskets for effect......I am thinking this can do double duty on a buffet table at a picnic or at the holidays.  And lastly  I mounted curtain rods on the wall, hung hooks over the rods and have all my lucite rules at hand.   Not an original idea but I still like it.   Slowly but surely I am getting my crafting studio in shape!


6 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful finishes, the flower girl bag is so sweet.
Lots of wonderful new stash to play with, enjoy!

Susan said...

Glad you found your camera so you could show us all those great finishes.

Clever idea for storing rulers! I may have to "borrow" it too.

Donna said...

Good luck on your craft studio. I cant wait to get one. I still just have a closet. But a small corner in the hall is mine too. Have fun

SparkCrafted said...

i love everything in this post, but especially the three-tiered basket and the way you're hanging your lucite rulers. i've REALLY got to get my butt in gear and grand sort-out my craft room!!!!

Deb said...

I love your idea of hanging your rulers from a shower rod. I'm trying to figure out how to arrange things in mine too. I think that the longer you're in your area, you find more and more what things will work for you.

Love your two finishes - the flower bag is wonderful and such a wonderful keepsake and the sampler is too!

Meari said...

It's a good thing you found your camera before it rained or something. On a fence post?? lol

Cute flower girl bag, and yeah... ka'ching is right. OMG. $70?

Nice stashing and love the 3-tiered basket.