Sunday, June 17, 2012

Projects and Yard Sale Finds!

Good Evening my friends! This was an awesome Sunday, simply because first of all God and his blessings. But secondly, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the race today. To me this was just downright Awesome! Being the Earnhardt Jr fan that I am. I did manage to go yard saling, although the finds have not been all that great lately. I also squeezed in some time for a couple of projects. I thought I would share my finds and projects with my friends in blog land. Projects!! A couple of weekends ago, I found about five squares of cork at a yard sale. So of course being a crafty type person I brought them home with me all five pieces for a buck. I decided to use it to make a layout. I covered it first in card stock on both sides. Then on the front I glued on some sparkly specialty scrapbook paper. I added some ribbon, trim and pears. I use some glittered alphabet to write Miss u. I put a picture of my grandchildren with my son on one corner. I surrounded the picture with Wild Orchid craft trim. I added the pearls in the trim with hot glue. I put some bling here and there. I intend to hang this on my craft room wall. I plan to do a layout with each of my children's picture. After all I do have four more pieces of cork to alter. These are my two weekend projects. The jar I altered was a sweet relish jar. I layered it with lace and use a prima flower on the top of the lid. I small pink strand of pearls at the bottom. This little pillow is made from a muslin like material. I sewed individual rows of lace to the muslin and then sewed it into a pillow,and then stuffed it. I think it turned out so darn cute. Yard Sale Finds! This was bird print weekend for me! I love the hummingbird print, but my favorite is this first one with the blue birds. Of course, they will both get their frames painted. Probably spray painted oil rubbed bronze. That seems to be my go to color for anything anymore. I have an addiction to boxes. I just love this cherry wood box. I will not alter this one. I think I will use it in my bedroom to hold my jewelry. I really do not know if this is a table cloth or a wrap of some kind. But I will use it for a tablecloth. I can see this being used in a Halloween display of some sort because it is black with sparkling silver. I always buy candles when I see them at yard sales. I only buy them if they are new. These two little candles came in this cute little box. They are brand new and so are the two boxes of tea lights. I loved the way these little soaps are packaged. I got all this for 1.00. I have had an attraction to little lanterns lately. I just love this, I thought with its silver tones it will look great in my blue bathroom. When I first saw this little gal I thought she was a teddy bear. However, she has a long tail. So I guess, she is a kitty. I had decided not to buy anymore stuffed animals. I usually just end up taking them to Goodwill. But.........this little gal won my heart and for fifty cents she came home with me.


  1. Everything is gorgeous!
    My favs are the box and the little lantern.

  2. Your projects are gorgeous! AND I share your love of "LACE"! Oh my goodness, LOVE the lace!!!
    WOW, I actually HAVE THAT Hummingbird picture! "LOVE IT"! and I love the other bird picture too(It would definitely have flown home with me)...
    Yes, I'm addicted to boxes too, and that one is beautiful.
    You found lots of great treasures.
    Have a fun week,
    Big Hugs to you,

  3. well you did do well. I think your little projects,are so cute. xx

  4. What lovely finds you have. Love the Cherry wood box and the lovely hanging you made of your Grandaughter. How special is that.
    Looks like you are keeping your fingers busy.

  5. Di and I picked up tons of candles this past weekend. Yahoooooooo...great finds beautiful girl.

  6. You found some wonderful things. I buy old candles, too, and when we light bonfires I throw them in with the wood and it starts up from the hot wax melting down into the firepit.

    Love that box you found- xo Diana

  7. Fabulous creations you've put together and so nice that you have more cork to work with. Nice to see that you've had some good luck at the yard sales:-)
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

  8. Hi Susan,
    Well I had so much fun catching up on all I missed on your lovely blog. Love the new look and all your finds are awesome. I wish I could do this well at yard sales. It really too hot to go here now and most have stopped having them for awhile. We are due to 100 degree days next week.
    I especially love all your pretty projects you have created. The cork project is adorable and your grands with your son is a great pic.

    Thank you for stopping by over the last month with your kind words for the loss of our Miss B. I am doing a bit better now and trying to get back to blogging and creating.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, CMD

  9. Hi Susan,

    Your project is gorgeous! You always find the most darling things.

    So good to hear from you again. Blessing for a wonderful weekend.

    Barb ♥