Friday, October 29, 2010

N is for Nest...

I purchased this kit from "The Button Farm" at the CKC show in San Marcos back in September...and have finally gotten it finished! I absolutely LOVE the crystal knob that is on the front (like a mini door knob)
I love that the kit came with great instructions and color made it really easy!
Of course I had to change it up a bit...and add some lace in here and there!
I also made pockets on some of the pages....just to personalize it a bit....and make it more my own!
I just love these little books....even if there really isn't a practical reason for them! It is fun to create and have pretty little things that have been hand made just sitting around to enjoy!

I hope you all are having a Great Halloween weekend....the weather here has gotten a bit cooler and it feels I am headed out to enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage Collage Book & More...

I was so inspired by all the vintage goodies I saw in Warrenton that I made this little chip-board book. I used Tim Holtz Fragments and made the collage with vintage(reproduction) images.
And a few more pictures I took in Warrenton for your inspiration!

OH....and by the way ....I found my camera!!! And I am feeling a little less stressed....but time is flying by so fast...Remember to enjoy every day!

Thanks for stopping by....I love reading your comments!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mums and Pumpkins

So...I feel like I'm going crazy! I didn't think I was teaching any classes this month...because I just needed a little break...but as it turned out...I am!
The class is this Thursday at Scrapbook Cottage and it is Mums and Pumpkins. Also...I have lost my camera-yep I think I am really loosing it! I have looked everywhere..and it's driving me crazy that I can't find it!!!

I hope you all are having a less crazy week than me!

Friday, October 1, 2010

One day was not enough!

Just one day is not enough to see one-fourth of all the vendors that come from all over the US for the fall & spring antiques show in Warrenton & Round Top Texas! I was completely overwhelmed!
Let me start at the beginning.... I almost talked myself out of going! I couldn't find anyone who wanted to go with me...can you believe it? But after seeing Jodie's post about her trip I was determined to go even if I had to go alone. At the last minuet I called my friend RaNae figuring that she wouldn't be able to go with only 12 hours notice.....but what I didn't know...was that in 12 hours it was her birthday...and she was looking for any excuse not to go to school! It was meant to be!

So we drove up Thursday morning...neither of us had ever been to this "Antiques Show" and didn't know exactly what to expect. We were both glad to be out of the city... and in the country, and we found out we have a lot in common. We parked at the first place we came to... not really knowing if it was good place or not...and just started looking around.

The more I looked...the more overwhelmed I got! I just kept thinking to myself...Holy Cow...there is JUST SO MUCH TO SEE!!!! There are tents of vendors as far as you can see!

Of course anything sparkly catches my eye!!!

There is something for Everyone....especially someone who loves FLOWERS!!!!

Ok...If you know know I LOVE buttons!!! This was the Motherload of buttons.
She literally had drawers....... and drawers.....
And drawers............full of was fun to just pick up a handful and sift through them!

And I was in Lace Heaven. It is amazing that I didn't have to be drug out of there kicking and screaming!!! At least RaNae got to sit and rest....because I was in there for a while!!!

All this shopping makes a girl hungry....we asked around and the Legal Tender Saloon was highly recommended.....mmm....they were right!
After a quick lunch and dessert .....don't forget the dessert...we trudged on!

These angel wings were Amazing! Too bad they wouldn't fit in my little roller cart!

Then we found the Junk Gypsy...they were hosting the Prom Party later that was the talk of the town. Too bad we were too pooped to join the party after dark.
And in case you need can rent one.....;) Men available to carry heavy items to your car!
Refreshing beverages and some live music!

By the end of the day I was poor feet! When I looked down and saw how filthy and swollen they were I knew it was time to call it a day! We defiantly covered a lot of ground...and we still had to walk allllll the way back to the car. The piggies were a squealin'....the dogies were a barkin' and in serious need of a pedicure!!!!!!!
We only scratched the I can't wait till the spring show....I am hooked! Next time I plan to stay for a couple of days....and try to actually make it up to Round Top!

PS...This was just a few of the pictures I took....let me know if you wanna see more in another post!