Vintage Toys: Kiddles of Joy


I collect toys – vintage toys – new toys – fun toys – I just love toys. This weekend I scored a 1968 Liddle Kiddles Talking TownHouse (not at collector price, woohoo), plus it was full of dolls and accessories (and […]

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Getting Crafty: Working with Flower Looms

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a Ronco Flower Loom Set. Woo hoo!! And today, my daughter and I finally sat down to try to use the looms. Inside the “As Seen on TV” box, are four looms (2 […]

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“Creative Lettering” an Awesome New Book: Review and Giveaway


Hand lettering is everywhere and growing more and more in popularity. And Creative Lettering by Jenny Doh , a new release from Lark Crafts, is a great start if you are looking for lettering inspiration. Whether you are a beginner or an […]

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I Want That: Typewriter Wonderfulness


I’m extremely fond of typewriters, and own a few that are actively used. Very soon  I’ll be sharing a freebie typewriter embroidery pattern with you – stay tuned — just in time to stitch it up for your Valentine. But […]

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I Want That: Stitchery Related Wonderfulness

I love love these wooden spool stud earrings from Pannikin Wow! Silver Button Pendant Necklace. Love it. From Andyshouse   Jonathan Adler Needlepoint Accessories  (Love these, but going to try to make my own by hacking up some old needlepoint […]

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Happy New Year!

My favorite song and video of 2012 has got to be Thrift Shop by Macklemore. Because almost nothing makes me happier than the thrill of the junk hunt and I love that someone wrote a song about just that. Enjoy […]

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Design Deep Fried: The Colors and Images From the Fair

    My family went to the Arizona State Fair (it was $1.00 day thank goodness) on opening day. And I have to say I was stunned by the prices of the rides and the food, but I did find […]

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Thrift Shop Finds

If you read my blog enough (or just poke around it), you’ll see that I kind of love clowns. Well this last weekend –for 75 cents– I found an excellent, and lovely, addition to my vintage kitsch clown collection. I […]

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Book Review: “PUSH Jewelry” and “PUSH Prints” – Part of an Edgy and Artful Book Series from Lark Crafts


The PUSH series is an “exciting gallery series that explores contemporary artists who ‘push’ the boundaries of traditional craft mediums.”   “Wow wow wow!” Is the only thing I could say when I opened and flipped through the first two […]

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