Monday, May 25, 2009

Manic Monday Must Have: Lunch Box

I recently listed two vintage lunch boxes in my etsy store which made me start wondering who else had fun lunch boxes listed. I did a search and here are some of my favorites. Mine are the Rainbow Brite and Alf boxes.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Summer time and the living is...

Summer time is officially here. Time for fishing and fires and whatever else comes along.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Manic Monday Must Have: The Garden

I've got gardening on the mind! My husband, my Dad and I just planted our garden. So it just makes sense that the Manic Monday Must Have is a mix of handmade and vintage garden inspired items.

To all of you who have also been digging in the dirt you will appreciate these cool finds.

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Happy planting to you fellow gardeners and Happy Manic Monday!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Finally Freakin' Friday: Picnic

It's Friday! I think with the beautiful weather and these cool finds someone should be going out for a picnic this weekend. I love the plate and cup set--with the divider to hold your cup--how perfect.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Manic Monday Must Have: Inde VT

This past weekend was a good one for me. I decided to take the 2.5 hour drive to Burlington, Vermont to go to the Queen City Craft Bazaar. Despite the drive, the rain, and a faulty umbrella it was a worthwhile venture!
So, today's Manic Monday Must Have is: Inde Vermont. Below are some of my favorites...YES I KNOW...there are A LOT of them!

I snagged as many business cards as I could get my hands onto and have been checking out all these super websites, etsy stores and blogs. Below is just a portion of what I got to see, Saturday. Click on these photos and check out the works of these crafters, and for a complete list of the participants go to the Queen City Craft Bazaar's blog.

I was completely impressed with the wide variety of work that was represented in Burlington. And, I HAVE to say that all the artists and crafters were super friendly and generous. I loved that there was a wide variety of price points. I was going on a tiny budget and was able to come home with three fab finds. Plus, I found the artists to be very generous with their tried and true tricks. This is a common thread I find among crafters--this sense of community and willingness to share new techniques and resources.
I hope that the Queen City does this again. I'd go again for sure!


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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mothers' Day and BINGO

I went to a local flea market last weekend and bought a vintage bingo game. I've been having fun making things from the varied pieces. I've made some magnets and rings. BINGO keeps popping up for me lately. My husband's grandmother loves to go play bingo, so for Mothers' Day I made her a zip up pouch that says "I Heart Bingo." For my mom I wrote, "I Heart my DS." She recently became a nintendo DS addict! Then for my mother-n-law I made a heart and her name.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Manic Monday Must Have: Maminka Girl

This weekend I FINALLY had the time to go to some great yards sales, a flea market, and a craft fair in a near by town to me. The craft fair featured many of the great Walpole Artisans. There was one artist there that I had to share with you. I love her creations. She makes all sorts of beautiful and funky art dolls, but she also makes things ranging from broaches to travel journals. My favorite at her sale was these adorable luggage tags. Who would think I'd want a luggage tag that much. I, of course had already spent my money at the flea market, so alas, I was a window shopper, but it was probably safer that way!!

I hope you check out her work. You can find her on etsy and on her blog. If you go to h
er blog you'll find out what her name means!

Maminka Girl Studio
Her etsy store:

Here are some of Maminka's creations...