Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'll Take Those Wooden Nickels

I am happy to admit that I am a Twitter addict! Some people don't get it, which I understand because I used to not get it either. But now that I am "hip to the jive," I wonder how I ever found out about the latest craft or FIREFLY-SERENITY news without it.

Some of my favorite tweets come from fellow crafters, most of whom are way beyond any expectations of what my crafting abilities will ever be. CraftyPod's Sister Diane is one of my main sources of crafty goodness, and one of her tweets about playing with a sort of decal or rub-ons got my attention. (

I had played around with some rub-ons to make WIZARD OF OZ egg cups, so I knew the fun of doing some rubbings myself. And then I came across these: (I believe it was another tweet from Sister Diane but I can't be positive.) I don't know why I love these so much but I do. I thought next time I go to Michael's I'm going to see if they have any or see what other shape might be conducive to rubbings.

Given enough time my daughters and I can usually find the crafty things such as fabric, yarn, thread, miniatures, books, whatever, at one of the thrift shops we like to haunt. I was at The Discovery Shop the other day and made the most timeliest of finds, ever!

I know, huh?! Most of the wooden pieces to this "Bottle Cap" game are the color of wood, but there are pretty red ones as well, yummy!

Of course the best part of the whole deal is that I only paid a dollar for the entire box! Woot!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Egg Cups

This will not be a lengthy post, just wanted to share a photo I took with my cell phone. I help maintain an egg cup collector's board ( and a couple of the things I try and do is change the colors and Home page photo every now and again. I was feeling too lazy to go out and set up an egg cup display, so I thought I'd take a silly one.

Thistle yawned and, well, as my daughter Valerie always says, "I'm happier than a bird with a french fry" with the results.