Friday, December 21, 2007

painting

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for some reason, i am always touched when i go to the goodwill outlet (aka "the bins") and come across people's art that found it's way one step away from a trash can. i am in love with this oil painting by an unknown artist that i got this week. i don't even know why. i just think this stranger is painted so lovely and emotionally. it cost me about dollar.

harry potter sock monkey.

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this little harry potter sock monkey was created from a pair of 50cent thrift store socks and some thrifted yarn from the knittn kitten. even the thread i used to stitch him us was found at a yard sale in a bundle for about $1. he was created as a harry potter themed swap package for craftster.org.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

toothy pin from recyled felt

this little pin was created out of a big pile of scrap felt collected at a yard sale for a dollar a few months ago. it is for a friend who just graduated from dental school and I wanted to make him a little token of congratulations. I was really inspired my this: http://secure.giantrobot.com/products.php?code=PTPLUSHTOOTHBR&catid=A002 but I just couldn't part with $25 right now and i really like using recycled material, so I made my own little button for him:


i think it will be a nice suprise.

Monday, October 1, 2007

welcome.

welcome to my new blog. i've been obsessed with yard sales, thrift stores, and recycled crafts for as long as i can remember and i've created a blog to give myself a place to share those things with the world. i don't know if this will be as interesting to anyone else as it is for me, but i think it's important to share and create community as a basis for inspiration.