Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I love going to the thrift store

I have found some amazing and wonderful goodies there. I found 2 large bags of wool yarn and decided to sell some of it in my Etsy shop. They sold quick but then one buyer had to leave a crap feedback. Now tell me how hard is to contact the person you purchased something from and let them know that you aren't happy. Instead they just leave a neutral feedback. I have no knowledge of previous owners or where the things I purchase may have been. I just get excited at an awesome purchase.

About a month ago I found a vintage sewing basket at the thrift store with probally 150 spools of vintage thread. Now I really don't need that much thread so I list some and now I have to hope for the best.

So the way I see it is if your a picky person stay away from vintage items because you never know where it has been or who may have had it last.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

What does a potato masher and polymer clay have in common

They make the cutiest unique buttons. I am always looking for something to do my buttons with. something unique. Well I go to the thrift store looking for something and find this potato masher and though this could work. I started playing and so is created the potato masher polymer clay button.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Polymer clay and cheese cloth

So I was at the thrift store and found a great deal on some cheese cloth, well I got to thinking about how it would look with some polymer clay. I decided to dye it with coffee so it wouldn't be so white. I used a transparent clay, made the buttons. Baked first. when they cooled I then decoupaged the cheese cloth to the buttons giving them a very unique look.
These are available in my Etsy shop too