Want to see what I found last week at Urban Market? When I saw this... I thought about it for a bit and then grabbed it! Surveyors pole. Half off. Its like 15' long. Wanted one, ever since I saw it on the cover of Holly Becker's book, Decor8. I can say Holly Becker, like I know her because I met her at The Creative Connection and I know she totally remembers me. out of the 2,000 people that came up to her there. For reals. Say hi to Junior, who's rocking the survey stick.
And I saw these kissing dutch kids and went back to get them and couldn't find the booth. How silly - the place (UM) is not very big but I just didn't see them. I thought they were cute and I love all things Dutch, including my old company.
This lady always has cool ironstone and I loved this display.
I did land at Kay's booth (again) -she has a shop at Memorial Antiques near the old Academy on Katy Freeway. Last time I picked up some black globes and large acorns from her. This time some 4" printers blocks. And when I professed my love for them, she seemed to think they should all go home with me and not her. And so for $30, they were mine. There are tons... and the font is cool. Looks like another mirror is in my future. Did I tell you what happened to the last one? In May I hauled it to Inspired in Charlotte, NC and when the sweet client gave me the cash, I put it in my pocket. or so I thought. It fell out. Some wait staff at that hotel was very happy that weekend. I wasn't. Still haven't figured out my lesson...
Several projects are in the hopper... I've finally figured out a project for all my hotel keys! I hope I can pull it off - combination of this design and a few modifications in my head. My dear friend, Cindy's husband, Greg made THAT board for me - is that too kind! I was so thrilled. Oheeee. I've also been making banners out of piano roll paper. I was trying to figure out what to do with it... I guess you could always cover something with it but I like using it as the foundation for a wall hanging. I've made but not finished a Christmas hanging and a pink/girl hanging. And then finally, I spotted this box at Goodwill for $3. It screamed for maps and I used an 8x8 page of Lille from 7Gypsies along with several embellies, like a flinch card, lace, dennison label, slide negative (thanks to Cathe Holden's TCC class - very cute idea - you remove the negative and replace it with a mini vintage photo).
I hope you have a good Sunday and a great week! Next week - can you say, ROAD TRIP...Waco for Debby Schuh's classes at Crop, Paper, Scissors and perhaps a stop in at The Craft Scrapper in Waxahachie. Yes! I have seen these books (Grace Notes totally speaks to me) and they are faaaa-buuuuu-lous!