NEW Handmade Penny Candy Dolls

Jan 29, 2015

I’ve added two new doll designs to my Etsy Shop. These Handmade Penny Candy Dolls are created by me from vintage dolls in my collection. They are perfect to alter for art projects or jewelry designs. Each set includes 3 dolls per pack and measure approximately 2.25″ tall. Since these are all handmade each doll will be unique and have its own vintage charm. I ship Flat Rate so please email me if you wish to purchase more than one item as I can get several purchases in the same box. My email address is...

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Leather & Vintage Tin Bracelet

Jul 9, 2014

It makes this momma so proud when one of my daughters sees a jewelry project on my worktable, picks it up and says, “I’d wear this, this is cool.” Lately, I’ve been playing around with vintage tins cutting them into simple shapes to create accents for bracelets and earrings. I love old tins and think up-cycling them into jewelry is fun. The leather lace used on this bracelet is fabulous and is my favorite. It’s 15mm Deerskin lace and is “SUPER SOFT”. You can find it at The color I used to make this bracelet is called cognac. If you want to see more vintage tin jewelry I’ve created please check out my Etsy shop. It’s filled with earrings, bracelets and rings all reasonably priced for handmade jewelry. I’ve done all the leg work of...

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Good Junkin Spots

May 28, 2014

Last week, while heading down to mom and dad’s place I stopped at one of my favorite junkin spots near New Waverly. This place is filled with all kinds of stuff and the best part is you never know what you’ll find. Every time I’ve gone I’ve found something awesome. One of the places that is a must go to spot every single time I’m home is the Sour Lake Antique Mall. This place is filled with lots of amazing things and I look with an eagle eye in every single booth. If you’re ever in or around Sour Lake this antique mall is worth the stop to shop. I found some awesome things this past visit. This time my finds were all about vintage jewels. I found so many fabulous pieces that I cannot wait to use in my art...

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It was a Junkin Mother’s Day Weekend

May 15, 2013

This past Mother’s Day weekend, I went to Beaumont and had a wonderful visit with my parents. One thing mom, dad and I love to do is go junkin and when I roll out of bed, throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, pull up my hair and head out the door with no makeup on… it’s serious junkin time. We spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a great flea market, in some awesome antique shops and a super great junk shop. We found so many great finds for upcoming Delight In The Art of Collage Kits that I’m going to have a hard time letting these finds go to new homes. Here’s just a peek at some of the awesome things I purchased. I’m talking vintage trims, vintage earrings, fabric for quilt squares,...

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Thrift Store Finds ~ Storage & Photo Props

Apr 26, 2013

It’s no secret how much I love thrift store finds and the thrill of the hunt, I wish I could bottle up that feeling.  When scouring the shelves for items to use as storage and photo props I usually have no clue what I’m looking but when I find something I like I grab it. I don’t think I will ever have enough salt & pepper shakers on hand. They are perfect for storing glass glitter or filling with vintage buttons. I have an idea in my head right now using them as a base for a project that I cannot wait to start working on. I hope it comes out as well as I have it pictured in my head. I’ll let you know when it’s finished. The refrigerator box is perfect for...

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Apr 10, 2012

I always get asked “What are you going to do with these”? when I’m digging in flea markets and such for little treasures to use in projects and such. So I thought I would give you a little insight into my head. Warning: Enter at your own risk! It’s a scary place inside this head of mine. I love adding to my ever growing, tarnished, slightly scratched and dented thimble collection. Oh how I love tarnished, slightly scratched and dented everything as well as tattered, torn and frayed. So here goes… 15 seconds inside my head. Accent for a shadow box Charm for a necklace or bracelet Tiny pot for vintage flowers Cute miniature cupcake GASP… smashed flat… an embellishment for a heritage themed mini album or layout Base for a miniature ornament You all...

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