Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Crafting Friends Trio a new blog with a giveaway

This is one of the prizes you can win.  Check out the blog to enter.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cancellations on old Letters Tusseyville PA

I wish the Post Office would cancel our mail with the name of the originating town.  Now it is all in code.  That is why collecting cancels of towns is fun especially if they are discontinued ones.
This nice cancel of Tusseyville PA is available on eBay


Monday, January 5, 2015

To sell or just keep for myself!

But this Boyd's Bear is so Cute, do I really want to part with this miniature bear.

Such a pretty brooch.  It would make a nice gift.  Another reason not to sell it.

But  I have been to Paris ( I admit decades ago, just bought the spoon.)   I could keep it for memories sake.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Vintage Postcards of Budapest Hungary.

It has been a busy time of the year and I have one more late Christmas gathering today.  I always get a few postcards from my sister for Christmas so I am sharing a few cards of 
Budapest Hungary



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Embroidered Christmas Gift Bag for Postcards.A family gift.

Since I do sewing, quilting and discuss postcards on this blog I thought I would combine the two.  I started out with a piece of muslin and just started embroidering the Christmas stockings and twigs.

Then I measured the postcards to make sure they slipped in.  I am not adding any drawstring like I usually do for most of my bags.  I makes a nice gift bag since my family always expects a few postcards from me.  Yes I can hear them now "I know why I am getting this gift, it did not sell on eBay."  Well they do get other presents.

I bought some crystals which I ironed onto the fabric to give it a little bling.  Not perfect sewing but fun projects for me.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shopping Finds I have the Christmas Spirit

First the Christmas card is from my sister, and on the left Is my favorite purchase.  Baker's Twine.  I  have never worked with it before but have many uses for the string.  I am going to use it for small drawstring bags,  Gift Tags tied to presents.  And all sorts of things.

I bought the jelly roll from a friend in sewing class.  The Fat Quarters and Charm Squares came from Missouri Star Quilt Company. 




A bag I bought at a Christmas Craft Fair for $2.00. 

I got a huge bag of Hot-Fix Crystals.  Pictured here is Meridian Blue which changes colors.  They are Sworoski Crystals and usually a heat tool is needed.  I attached them to Fabric with a hot iron and also used tacky glue for delicate work.  Now to finish up with wrapping Christmas Presents using these items.

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