Friday, January 28, 2011


One of my favorite things to search for in my thrifting is game pieces. My preference is for OLD game pieces, but occasionally I'll find something newer that looks like fun for my grandchildren.
Quite a long time ago I found this ballet card game. Since Famke was to young to play the game, which was missing one card anyway, we would just draw a card and she would practice doing the poses.
For 50 cents, it was a lot of fun for her.

Quite awhile later I found another set. This one was also marked 50 cents. My hope was that I would at least gain the missing card.
When I got it home I noticed that the cards were still wrapped! Since Famke is not quite 3 1/2, I'm saving it until she is old enough to actually play the game.

Monday while we were crafting at the kitchen table, I got the idea to turn the old set into a little 'book' for her.
Like most little girls, her favorite color is pink, so I chose the pink ones first.
I punched a little hole in the corner and added a ring. To punch up the effect a bit I added some ribbon.
The 'pages' flip easily, and now Famke has a book - all in pink - about ballet!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


What can I say?

I just LOVE these little plaques!

Soon I'll be putting away my Christmas decor, but leaving up the 'wintery' stuff.

These just look like little Valentine's to me.

I wanted them badly, but could not justify it.

THGGM went back and got them for me.

I don't know why. I haven't been all that good lately.

Leather Buttons

Have you also noticed that one can never have too many leather buttons?
Oh, the possibilities!
They kind of look like mushrooms, don't you think?

For My Ever-changing Mood


I went back to my favorite thrift store today, even though I had just been there two days ago. One just never knows with thrift stores.

My best finds were in the craft supply aisle. Bags of thread! Two pair of wooden knitting needles and one pink pair for making more yo-yo flowers with knitting needle stems! Extremely thin blue ribbon, a blue measuring tape and an aqua embroidery hoop rounded out my purchases.

The brightly colored threads are small, but certainly do add a bright punch of color, which is much needed here in Michigan in January.

And, OH! That brightly colored fabric. For a quarter. I think I may just sit and stare at it all day long.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Week of January Vacation

Yesterday THGGM and I went to two thrift stores and two antique malls.
My finds were all inexpensive 'smalls'.
I believe all three of these silver-ish things came from different places.
The flower frog is something I've been wanting for a very long time.
I've been hooked on finding tiny cups since reading the "Mr. Edwards Meets Santa Claus" chapter in the Little House books.
Hmm. I had a GREAT idea for the small plate, but I cannot remember what that was now.