Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thrifted Treasures on Display

Here's some snapshots of my booth from the Ladner Village market yesterday:

My newest thrifted flower frogs, perfectly aged, holding some necklaces:
The newest cigar box thrifted from Saturday:
An old wooden box....on top of another old wooden box:
A small suitcase, from Saturday's thrifting adventure now holds my greeting cards:
The girls are peeking out of an old tin box. You can't tell from this photo, but the tin is this gorgeous blue colour:
Some recycled scrabble tile cuff links:
The last Ladner market is in two weeks - September 11th. Then.....it's time to start thinking about Christmas!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Underwood

Check out this score I found at a garage sale this morning! Pretty great eh?!
This beast is HEAVY!
My photo's got all jumbled up.....here's some glass necklaces that I was working on today. They'll be at my booth at the Ladner Village market tomorrow.

There's nothing like a batch of homemade cupcakes to brighten your day. A friend of mine brought these over as a late birthday treat. yum!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Altered Slide Mount Book Swap Pages

Our local ATC trade group hosted a swap: an "Altered Slide Mount Book". 25 people signed up, so we all made 25 pages to trade out with each other, to create a little altered book. I used to do swaps all the time, and always had several on the go....but I'm just so, so busy these days, that I can't commit to swapping as much.

Here's a sampling of some of my pages that I made. I had an extra page, so I kept it behind and I think I'm going to turn this one into a necklace to keep for myself!

The front:
The back:

Here's a snapshot of my booth at "Artful Sundays" on Commercial Drive yesterday. haha - think I have enough table coverings? Can you believe that I'd probably add more if I had them in my "kit"?! By this time of year, I'm so tired of my whole booth and fantasize about changing the whole thing up!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Bookmark Cards

I've started making these new cards: bookmark greeting cards. The recipient of the card gets to use the front image as a bookmark! You always need another bookmark!

Tonight I'm getting ready for this weekends fairs: Sat = the new Kerrisdale market: 10am to 2pm, East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenues across from Point Grey High.....and then on Sunday: Artful Sundays, Napier St at Commercial Drive, 12noon to 5pm.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Granville Island Store

Today I dropped off some new stock to a store on Granville Island....like these glass necklaces:
...and these game piece necklaces:
...and these scrabble tile earrings:
The store is called "Make", and it's filled with tons of great "things". I never leave without buying a little treasure of some sort.
Here's another peek at my items in the store:
I've still been very busy at the local farmers markets, and enjoying the fresh, fresh produce too! Every week the market is bursting with new, colourful, fresh, gorgeous fruits and veggies. Oh the smell of fresh tomatoes and basil is to die for!

Last weekend I bought a bunch of berries and turned them into (an amazing!) mixed berry crisp. YUM!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Raven Girl Paper ArtDoll

Here's the paper artdoll that I made for the "Bird Head/Human Body" swap theme:

She loooooves her large pearl ring!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mosaic Monday

Crazy, scary clowns!
Nightmares anyone?

1. Clowns, 2. vintage clowns on the midway at the Ex, 3. Clown, 4. He Don't Play That, 5. clowndoll, 6. Untitled, 7. Clown Close Up, 8. Curly Mason, 9. Clown ambivalence., 10. Marbles The Clown, 11. Innocent Until Proven Guilty, 12. Crazy Ronald

I bought these paint by number clowns recently....I'm not really sure why I bought them (they kind of scare me), but they were my inspiration for my "Mosaic Monday" theme this week.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Vacation

We just got back from our annual family trip to the Cariboo to visit "grandma and grandpa" (my dad and stepmom).

We're just putting the canoe into the lake...
Here we are heading out.
Here we are coming back.
Lakeside field of tall grass and daisy's.
Here's an old trapper's cabin on the property:
Visiting another local lake, feeding the ducks...
Roasting marshmallows (we didn't have chocolate & graham crackers though - next time!)
Yesterday was the first day of a new Vancouver Farmer's Market location: Kerrisdale!
Here's a snapshot of my VERY wrinkly booth. I had no idea my tablecloth was SO wrinkled! sheesh, time to iron!
This LARGE mason jar was my vase for the day:
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