Monday, October 15, 2012

Re-purposing Some Thrifty Finds...

Hello Everyone!
I thought that I would share 
some of what I have been
 up to lately... 
besides the fact that everyone
 here has been sick with 
one thing or another.

I was asked to put my items
in a craft shop/cafe
 that just had opened up in September,
in a town only 10 miles
from where I live.
I also work in this town,
so I can drop off my items on
my way to work.

After a lot of thinking,
I decided to give it a try.

These Snowmen are painted on
some old window screens
 that I had gotten from
 a friend for FREE.
(they both sold)

I found some shutters at a
Thrift Store for $1.99
(I forgot the before picture)
I took them a part, painted
some black, some gray,
took a piece of chalk and drew
a snowmen and then painted
them. There were 6 of these.
(They all sold)

I found this ugly green and white
child's chair at a Thrift Store
for $1.99
I sanded it down, 
painted it Black, 
and painted on some Pumpkins
and Welcome.
(This sold also)

Three weeks after putting my
creations in this shop,
my Sister called to tell me that she
rented a small building to
open a Craft Shop.
I always wanted my own Shop...
But unless I win the Lottery...
(maybe I should buy a ticket)
that is not going to happen.
And my Sister always wanted a
Business of her own...
The trouble is....
she lives an hour away
from me....
but I am putting my items
in her Shop anyway...
Now how do I multi-task
and keep up...
and work a full time job.
I think I bit off more than
I can chew!

My Sister picked these
5 suitcase up for me at a 
Thrift Store.
3 of them were $2.00 each
and 2 of them were $3.00 each.
So I began painting a few
of these with Snowmen.
I had finished 3 of them...
(All 3 Sold!)

This first picture on the
left, is of a big roll
of Old Snow fence, that
my Sister Brought me.
I cut it apart into sections...
The middle picture is
of the fence on the left
unpainted, and the fence
on the right I dry-brushed red.
I added a skate with some
greens, and a 
Winter Welcome sign.
(just brought these to my Sister)

So this is what I have been
up to these past few weeks,
along with me and my boys
being sick, several times over 
the last couple months.

And the Dog....
can't forget Sweet Little
She has a Bladder infection
and she's on an Antibiotic.

I am still planning
a Giveaway for my
200+ Followers,
I just need a little more
time to get caught up here.
Take Care Everyone!


Thank You
to everyone who entered
my spur of the moment Giveaway
over the weekend!

The "Winner" of the
magazines is...

If you don't know Angi,
click on the link above and
stop on over and visit her wonderful Blog.
Angi has an awesome Giveaway
going on right now.

Congratulations Angi!!
I sent you an e-mail,
I just need your mailing address
and I will get these magazines
out to you.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekend Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

I've decided to do a quick
weekend Giveaway for these 2
Barb Rice Magazine's...
"The Olden Days"

The winner will receive
The Summer 2012 issue....

And the Fall 2012 issue...

All you have to do to enter is....

1)Be a Follower of my Blog.
2) Leave a Comment on this post only.

I will draw a winner on Monday,
Oct. 15th

Good Luck to Everyone!