Its a great day for some Art!

Its a rainy, cold day here in Arizona. Well last night I got a little of the bug myself. Friday is my Art nerd Night…. went to bed at 8:30 that is very unusual for me.   Lia one of my fave Art girls and I stared a little challenge on our Friday’s, but missed it last night, sorry Lia! By the way she tagged me that rascal! 5 weird things about me…….. only 5???  here they are, the scary 5:

1.  I am obsessed with clean floors! The whole house can be dirty,  that is but the floors! I vacuum everyday and clean my floors on my knees with a bucket and a sponge.  I don’t think mops clean very well.

2. I always leave food on my plate. Every time! Even if there is one bite left, I cant get myself to eat it. Its like I am leaving food for the gods ……… like my cousin says.

3. I am the worst at putting lids on things…… If you look in my refrigerator most of the things don’t have the lids on tight or they are not even on!

4. I can only run in Nike running shoes….. Ive tried others, and every time I have gotten an injury… that, and in my mind I run faster in them!

5. This is the one that my husband points out…… I love "Little House on the Prairie". You cant get me to watch a full show without doing something, but when little house is on I am sucked in and stop and watch the whole show every time!…… OK nerdy but weird?? back me up little house people!

I need therapy yesterday I know! I am sending this out in the mail today…..Img_7745_1

For my amazing Art friend Hope . Who do you think made my Banner? Well not me! I cant believe she offered, and boy did I need help! Thanks friend!

Anyone who knows me knows I love to go Flea Market and Thrift Store shopping. I find the best stuff at my regular routes! The Thrift stores I love most are the ones that are in the worst part of town.. The ones that are in the best part, always have newer things and the prices are always much higher. I collect vintage English tins with lids to store all my buttons, seam binding, trims,  silk flowers and little objects. I also look for ephemera and old children’s books. The last time I went I scored on these:

A vintage paper cutter for $4.50Img_7748_1 

Ive had such a hard time with paper cutters! I always liked the one at the school I work at… which happens to be the same one I found! I don’t even have to replace the blade, it is in excellent condition! Score!

And this…….

A crafty sewing machine for $8!Img_7750

I was afraid to always use my good sewing machine on paper projects. I decided I need to have one just for junking and Art… I didn’t want to spend alot of money on a new one…….. I don’t think I could have found a better deal! I even think it is better than my good one!

So thats it for today, I have so many projects on my plate…….. Time to create! And if you haven’t already, you have to visit Jenny! This girl is amazing and she is as Sweet as her cupcakes!


14 Responses to “Its a great day for some Art!”

  1. Nicola Manning Says:

    What a score! Everytime I go thrifting I’m looking for a sewing machine. Lucky you! Little House fan here too. I even have the seasons on DVD!

  2. Karen Says:

    I am so jealous of your paper cutter!!! I have even considered going to the elementary school by our house and doing some begging–I will get on my knees if necessary! Your blog looks great and I love your banner–so many of your wonderful things all in one place. Yeah!!
    Smiles, Karen

  3. hope Says:

    wow – what great finds! And I am SO happy you like the banner (very easy to make since your photos are all so beautiful!)! So happy to have you here in blog land!
    I love how you call Fridays “Art Nerd Night”!!

  4. Mendy Says:

    GREAT idea to use the sewing machine for crafts only and not ruin one for fabric…BUT I don’t ever sew fabrics, so I use my regular one for everything. Your’s was quite the deal! I thought I was the only other one in the world who loves Little House!!! I cry watching them STILL. I have all my old books….

  5. Heather Says:

    Love the new banner. I’ve really got to make one for my blog! I’m so behind. And enjoy seeing your thrift store scores! I use an old paper cutter too, it seems to work so much better than the new ones.

  6. lisa Says:

    I’ve stalked your flickr pics for so long now, it’s nice to read a little “behind-the-scenes” stuff. 🙂 Welcome to blogworld.

  7. lia Says:

    Oh my goodness! I love the banner, and I did miss art night, but no prob., I’m up for your little art challenges anytime…so much fun! hope you are feeling better. Guess what, the floor thing…yup, I’ve got that one alright. I move the furniture everyday. I have wood on my first floor b/c I don’t like carpeting. I finally found an awesome mop though and I swear by it. I will have to mail you the name. yes, I agree it doesn’t get as clean otherwise, but this one is next to the real thing! talk soon girl. I had a nutty day! xo Lia

  8. Andrea Says:

    I love your new banner! I’m so glad you entered the world of blogging ~

  9. Laurie G. (morningk) Says:

    Great finds! That sewing machine looks so fun to play with!!

  10. Heidi Says:

    I found your site thru Jenny’s! I love your paper cutter, and for $4.50! Wow, it’s exactly what I want for my birthday! Also, I never thought to buy a used sewing machine to sew all the paper stuff! I’ll be looking for one now!

  11. Helle Greer Says:

    I can’t wait to go flea market shopping with you!!! You’re the QueEn..

  12. Michelle M White Says:

    I love your blog!!! Remember me from your class in AZ? You, Helle and I had luch and ice cream!!!

  13. Cerri Says:

    I really think you are the thrifting queen! You always find the very best things! I love your paper cutter! I used to teach and wanted so bad to take the school’s paper cutter with me when I left! :0)

  14. jenny holiday Says:

    Ohhhh What fabb finds!! As if they were waiting there just for you!! And ohh I too adore Hope!! She is just truly truly talented, and so incredibly sweet! I adore your banner!! And I noticed the addition of that incredible little tag….ohhh it really makes me melt!! I love it!!
    Thank you so so much for mentioning me!!! So kind!! I am just so so happy about your new blog! Your creations really really make me happy!!!
    Have a great day!! Happy Creating! Happy Blogging!!
    xoxo Jenny

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