Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thrift Finds - Week Of June 24

Garage sales are a little different with a 6 year old and/or 12 year old in tow. I end up with more stuff that takes longer to leave my house but they both have a good eye. This weeks finds for the boys included a couple things on their lists...a catchers mitt (worth $75 that I paid $8 for) and a soccer ball (.50). A video game, books and Zoobles rounded out their purchases.

Here are some others that I was rather excited about...

My 6 year old spotted this awesome handmade paddlebat. We live just a mile from the Mississippi where these kinds of boats still travel. A fabulous find! Gonna be hard to get it out of the house :). It was unpriced so my little man took it upon himself to inquire as to the price. They sold it to him for a song.
A totem pole decanter from the Black Hills.
A black metal tole painted tissue box cover and a metal stand.
A aqua blue wood box and a metal colander.
Cookie cutters.

My little dude came up to me with this and I just had to buy it. It is Swedish and reads "Linnea" which is the name we had picked out for him if he was a girl. It is already hanging on the wall!

Still in the back of the truck is an old sewing maching cabinet. No machine but the cast base in great condition and the drawers all still there. I will piece it out to sell.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thrift Finds

Went out to some sales today with my mom and the Little and scored a few fun things.

A great horse embroidery! This will be going with me to market on Saturday and if it doesn't sell it will be going to the little shop my friend runs on his horse farm. How perfect!

A great vintage towel with a hand embroidered pan, spoon and shrooms! Not sure if this is going to a shop or if I am going to list it on Etsy.

A vintage pink plastic dresser tray and a metal collapsible collander. The collander would make a great piece of garden art - looks like a sunflower!

I just sold one of these! It is Westmoreland glass and has dogwood blossoms around it. Love it!

A fabulous old square pottery lamp with a tree design on two of the sides. Has a great small drum shade to go with it. Gonna be hard to part with this one!

A bookshelf bookend. Just one but cute all the same! May save this for a "cozy up" display this fall.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Garden Happenings

Freezing rhubarb.
Camera hound!
Our new pergola. We are spending lots of time in this spot.
After a VERY long winter which ran into our spring, we finally our having spring....when we should be having summer...oh well. With lots of rain and cloudy days we recently have had a few peeks of sun...just enough to get the garden in and work on other yard projects. I even did the first preserving of the season - freezing rhubarb. Yeah! The camper also got cleaned and we had our first camping trip of the season. Now it may be time to break out the dehydrator and dry some herbs...the thyme and oregano look fabulous!

These strawberries are now covered with white blossoms. Hoping for a great strawberry season!

Big News Coming!

This Wednesday there is big happenings in the world of Remnants By Carrie!

Here is a hint....

Stay tuned for the big announcement!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Studio Happenings

After realizing that market season is fast approaching and I had no new items to bring, I recently got really busy in the studio. The last two days have been quite productive - pin cushions made from a vintage quilt that had seen better days, yo-yo barrettes from vintage and reproduction vintage fabrics and a few new pin cushions using vintage containers.

Lots of fabulous spring colors on the table - much needed since we have another 6 inches of snow in our foreseeable forecast...(Groundhog seriously lied!!!)

Yo-yo barrettes - these are all made from reproduction vintage fabrics. My mom has a source down in Mesa where she picks up lovely reproduction vintage fabrics for very inexpensive prices.

Pin cushions from an old vintage quilt.
I have just enough of the quilt left to make a few patchwork birds.

A new teacup pin cushion and an adorable hen pin cushion.

I also had a special order from a friend for some play food and I finished that up today. I also am knitting some produce bags for the start of market. One of the other vendors at the market sells organic produce and I thought they would be a nice tie-in. I also have a special order knitting order to work on that needs to be finished in the next week or two - matching hats for the photographer I knit for - she will be photographing twin boys soon. I also need to get a few new bags created. Don't really want to go to market with the same stock as last year. There are many regulars there so I want to keep in mind that they are going to want to see something fresh. Add to this the standing order for dog lead bags and the horse show magnets I have been commissioned to make, I have enough to keep me busy :)!

 A couple fabrics I am considering for my next bag - it will be handbag size with pleats I think....

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Knitting & Reading

This past week my knitting has slowed down a bit. I finished another hat for my photographer friend. This is the Sherlock hat. I found it on Ravelry (will include the link once I am on my computer and not on the Blogger app on my iPad). It was a fun, easy and fairly quick knit.

I also found a new series of books that have held my attention (in fact, maybe a little too much :) ). It is the Jefferson Tayte genealogical series by Steve Robinson. I am on #3 and have loved each one. They each have taken place in England (which I love) and each deals with a genealogical mystery. The bits of history are interesting and the mystery keeps you guessing.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Knitting & Reading

I haven't joined in with Ginny's Knit Along in quite sometime. I have been knitting but haven't documented a lot of it. Lately I have been working on a couple hats for a photographer friend to use in her newborn photographs. These are the latest two. The top one I just knit freehand with some leftover yarn I had around (lots of camo yarn around this house full of boys). The bottom hat I used a pattern I found on Ravelry. It is the "Rib Knit Baby Hat" by Jennifer Sauselein of Sorella & Company. It was an easy knit and I love the addition of the little wooden tree buttons. I have had them forever and loved finding a use for them.

As for reading, well there hasn't been a lot of that...every time I lay down in bed to read at night, I get about 3 pages read and am out like a light. Lots that I want to read but just can't keep my eyes open to read it. Still trying though...