Hello – I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. Today I have an Estate Sale find, TWO pristine spools of Kaminow Tinsel for Crocheting or Knitting. We might be just a tad spoiled today as we can easily track down “specialty” threads, cords and yarns in an nearly endless variety of colors, finishes and weights. But… Continue reading 1940’s Kaminow Crochet or Knitting Tinsel
Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on. Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!
Normally, I’m posting on my latest creations but lately all I’ve been working on is replacement items that are selling out in my shop. Lots of Black Widow Spiders have been going into the mail recently (in June?, yep – they sell year round). 50 of the “regular” or actual sized black widows and 20… Continue reading New In The Shop
Hey everybody – YEAH – Spring gave us a little teaser this weekend here in Boise, Idaho and boy did it feel GREAT! I took it as a personal reward for completing a project I’ve been working on – a nib organizer. Over the last few years, I’ve been slowly getting into calligraphy, you know,… Continue reading Dip Pen, Nib Storage and Organizer
Oh man – this was like opening a treasure chest! I love Antique items, especially things that were ‘personal’, things that carry a hint of the previous owner like a name or initials, dates or paper clippings or like this – tools and dreams. Talk about eye candy! Wouldn’t this make a fabulous display… Continue reading 1901 Artist’s Case – China and Porcelain Painting, Supplies and Tools
KOH-I-NOOR pencil tins from the mid century have long been a favorite of artists and collectors. For the artist – the tin box has a hinged lid that snaps closed making the perfect container for carrying art supplies on the go but with a bit of retro style thrown in from the great Vintage graphics… Continue reading KOH-I-NOOR Tin Pencil Box w/ Pencils