Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yeah, um.....I guess I did my giveaway one WHOLE day early, right???


I used to have a brain...then I had kids....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The big day...

Hey everybody!! I hope you all are doing well! Before we get to the fun stuff, I wanted to Thank you for all the well wishes for my birthday. You girls are soooo sweet! It really made my week to know I get to give back a little to you!!! Kinda like party favors! I hope you are ready!


MICHELLE at ROSE GARDEN ROMANTIC!!!!! YAY, Michelle!!! Email me ( )and give me your addy, so I can send off your goodies! Congrats to you!

I wish you all could have won... :(

Now that that business is done, would you like to see what I've been working on? It's not done, so keep that in mind. I started with this wire dress form:

I cut the bodice part off with wire snips. Then I took these old leaves:

I added paint, glitter and words cut from an old book and altered those leaves. Some more wire, mercury glass beads, posies:

The top is a 6" reproduction doll head I had in my etsy. It didn't sell ( I was so glad!), so I knew I had to make something special with her:

I love her!
Also, here is a look at a wonderful assortment of goodies I got from Kathy. Ske is one of the sweetest, most giving people I know and she apoiled me! She also gave me a big ol' herkin' cupcake with, probably a half pound of frosting, no lie! I. unfortunately, don't have a picture of that beautiful cupcake...cuz...ummmm...OKAY FINE! I SCARFFED IT DOWN like PIG!!!!
Well, there was no WAY on God's green earth I was gonna bring it home and have to SHARE it with 4 other people! DUH!
It was yummy. Thanks, Kathy!!! here's the loot I got from her:

Thanks for visiting my Little Junk Shop!!!! Have a great day, girls!

One last chance to throw your name in the hat!!!

Okay the drawing is tomorrow for my Birthday definitely do NOT want to miss it! A box full of fun and yummy stuff! If you haven't done it already, leave a comment on the giveaway post and I'll add you to the pot!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Today is my birthday! I'm now...ahem...39! I can't believe I'm gonna be 40 next year. I'm trying to decide if I'm gonna be O.K. with that or not. I mean, what can ya do, right? Just gotta roll with it...

Well, I'll tell you one thing I CAN do...

HAVE A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, leave a comment on THIS post anytime in the next 7 days, and I will pick one winner on Thursday the 26th.

Included in this box o'yumminess is vintage wallpaper and crepe paper, lily of the valley, chenille pipe cleaners, french flash cards, german scrap, S&H stamps, mercury glass beads, papers....Most of it is vintage, and all of it yummy!

I keep adding to it, so, it'll really end up being a big surprise! Good luck!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mommy Makes Mosaics!!!

I used to do broken china mosaics, years ago. I don't really know why I stopped, although it may have something to do with not having a place to set up my stuff and leave it there...a complaint I know many of you share...But, a friend asked me to teach her, and that started the ball rolling again...

Plus, while thrifting with Tiffany, I cam across this UGLY 1970's plastic molded mirror. It had an eagle on it, wings outstretched, right smack in the middle. But, it was a good size, and the shape, if I squinted your eyes so I couldn't see it's 1970's hideousness, was downright graceful. I could see it's potential. And potential it had, cuz here it is:

I put ledger paper over the mirror, cuz DANG! it's hard to take pictures of mirrors! Here's the top:

And the bottom:

The top details. Just look at her curviness!!!

Bottom detail:

Pretty much everything came from Thrift stores or yard sales. I love the porcelain roses, don't you? they were a boquet in a bowl I got at Goodwill for $6, I think. A hammer and a flathead screwdriver, and the popped right off! So did the leaves.

Here's another project. I started this one probably 5 or 6 years ago and finished it over the weekend, and i love it! Although, I may end up selling it:

It's a mailbox! And a teapot! I love the little red birds:

And the sweet brown spout:

On this one, I ran out of my grout, and when I went to get more, all Lowes had was white. WHITE-WHITE! Definitely not the color I was looking for, so I poured in a liitle brown acrylic paint. It turned more of a muddy lavendar, which isn't such a bad thing, but, again, not what I wanted. So, I stained it! With walnut ink! It worked pretty good. What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An Playful Disposition

A little altered book:

Just 3 1/2" wide and 4 1/4" tall.
With a {teeny} vintage doll hand, bead, vintage Dennison label, and vintage tissue paper fringe and coated in lovely beeswax:
Bound with vintage flocked wall paper and tied up with seam binding:
For sale here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Brace yourselves...

.....cuz there's gonna be TONS of pictures on this post! I'll try to keep the words to a as not to distract you...Tiffany decided to go to Australia for her 15th wedding anniversary, not EVEN taking into account that she would be gone during my BIRTHDAY. So, to make up for it, we went to Portland over the weekend. Shopping was the goal, and, I must say, we are nothing if not dedicated to the achieving of our goals! We shopped. Spent as little as we could on trivial things such as food and shelter. Shopped some more. Laughed ALOT. Shopped. You get the idea...We had such fun! So, without any further ado, here's my loot:


Look at the size of this! Well, I guess you can't really see, but it is an awe-inspiring 10" across!

Some alterables:

Some miscellaneous stuff ( I can't wait to play with those test tubes!):

Stork Bingo, a whole set of French flashcards and vintage German scrap:

A beautiful Bible story book called The Peep of Day. (I know, strange name, right? I guess you were supposed to read it at the peep of dawn.)

Here's one of the GORGEOUS illustrations:

Dolls: ( I know...I'm NOT a doll person, but how could I resist?)

The little ones at the bottom right corner are kind of like game peices or Cracker Jacks toys. They have different styles of dress and they represent different Scandinavian countries and Early America. The large blonde doll head kind of looks like Sandra Bullock, don"t you think?

Look at this sweet couple...kind of a dutch Jack and Jill...

I am soooo pleased to say that I am FINALLY a member of the Creepy Baby Head Society. I have been on the lookout for a suitably creepy-but-not-so-creepy-as-to-give-my-children-nightmares doll head, and I do believe I did it. This little (actually big) one had just the right amount of crackling and wisps of what appeared to be human ( ick?) hair as to be truly creepy. I don't want to offend anyone, so I won't tell you the nickname Tiffany gave him...

A cool metal menu box, some pink (LOVE!) mecury glass beads, and some Christmas stuff:

Old tin, rhinestone jewelry, and a fabulous set of old typewriter keys:

an old baby gift box:

Prayer cards, postcards, medals and charms:

Some paper dolls:

And, finally, because it WAS, er...WILL BE my birthday, Tiffany made me this cute purse and gave me a few goodies, too:

Go check out her hilarious post about the purse here. Too funny! Thanks so much for my goodies and for the weekend...I had such a great time, Tiffany! I can't wait til we do it again!

Thanks for bearing with me, everyone! I'll be listing many of these goodies in the next few days (not ALL of them, though!). So, be sure to check my Etsy shop, and if you see anything you must have, email me ( and if it's something I'll be listing, you can have first dibs on it!

Also, since my birthday is coming up, check back because I'm going to be doing a GIVEAWAY of some of this fabulous stuff, and more! You will NOT want to miss this! I'll let you know as soon as I get stuff together...