Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Expressing my love of flea markets

Guest post written by Whitney Hale

There's no place that I would rather be on a weekend morning than a flea market. They're just a goldmine, to me anyway. I just can't get enough of them. I don't even mind when I come away from one empty handed, which happens less times than not. It's fun to just look at all of the off beat things that you can find in a flea market and imagine who owned them before they were on sale at a flea market.

I use my Dallas wireless internet a lot to track down different vendors that are really good and I've met at certain flea markets. I've even met a few that sell their creations in boutiques. People tend to forget that it isn't just used things that are sold at flea markets.

But a lot of the things that I do buy at flea markets, which is mostly furnishings and decor, are used. They're so much cheaper that way. Also, it's nice to know that 500 other people didn't buy the same kind of lamp from Target like you did.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Giveaway - Check it out!

I am a member of the PAFA team on Etsy. PAFA means Primitive And Folk Artists. The team is made up of over 130 members who all sell beautiful, unique primitive, rustic, country crafts.

The team is hosting a giveaway that started on Sunday, August 28th and runs until September 17th.

Hop on over and check it out. Be sure and enter the giveaway.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Feels like Fall

Felt like fall this morning when I stepped out the door which was a pleasant surprise after the temperatures reached 100 degrees yesterday. I've already been busy collecting acorn caps. The Oak trees are slowly releasing their seeds.

I've been busy working on fall pieces for my Etsy shop. Added this new piece today. I think it turned out cute considering knitting isn't my favorite hobby. What do you think?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer is almost over and school is about to start

Summer is almost over and school is about to start which makes my 16 year old son very unhappy. I, however, am ready to return to my usual schedule. Working on my cross stitching is so much easier to do when I'm doing my usual school routine. I love getting up early, getting the house cleaned, chores done, and the kids off to school so by 7:30 I'm ready to sit down and stitch.

Six days and counting!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Craft Blogs

If you have ever searched the internet for craft blogs you know there are thousands of them out there. As you can see, I have one too. I recently discovered this new blog called The All Craft Blog.

Check it out. They take submissions of your items and post links to your shop so it's a great way to get seen by others.