Sunday, June 22, 2008

Other craftiness...

Nothing on the knitting or spinning front. I'm still working on Secret Project #2. And now I've added Secret Projects #3 & #4! LOL

But I have been doing other crafty things. Last week I found a couple candlestick lamps at Wallyworld. We've been needing some lamps for the bedroom for a while now & I finally got aggravated enough to get searching for them. I did go by several thrift stores trying to find a deal, but there are no deals to find there. Chan said it perfectly, thrift stores aren't so thrifty anymore.... I am of the opinion that just because its 20 or 30 years old doesn't make it a priceless antique, just makes it old junk, but they seem to want a fortune for everything they have. Needless to say, I found NEW junk at Wallyworld for MUCH cheaper! Well, I can't go into Wallyworld without stopping by the craft department just to make sure there isn't anything I need to bring home with me... and I found some great material for $1 a yard! I bought 2 yards, never know when I might find another use for it. :) Ok, getting off track here.... what I did was cover my new plain white lampshades with the great deal material that I found. I think it makes the little shades really pop against the backdrop of my plum colored bedding & curtains. I couldn't have matched the color of purple flowers any better if it had come with the comforter set!

And then yesterday I made a trip to A.C. Moore (Craft Store), I was on a mission for more dishcloth cotton. And I wasn't disappointed! he he! I came home with quite a few cute new balls of cotton. I haven't tried the new stripes yarn so I picked up a few of those along with some other pretty & bright colors. For some reason this year the bright colors are calling to me. I love neutral colors & jewel tones too but they just aren't jumping into my cart for some reason....

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

8 comments:

Channon said...

Love the lampshade! Of course, I have most of those colors of cotton here too... imagine...

Bubblesknits said...

The lamp looks great. :-) And I'm coming to steal the cotton. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Nice job with the lampshade :) Love the colored flowers.

What is A.C. Moore?

Love the colors in the cotton.

~Keepin Cool Swap Pal

Nichole said...

Love the lampshade!

Holly said...

Like the crafty lampshade Miss Talent. I wish we had a A.C. Moore they seem to have good yarn. I need to do some stripes.

vegasangelbrat said...

oh wow..you were right, I love your bedroom..lol Almost the color my kitchen "use" to be! I think you did a fabulous job, your such a crafty person!
Love all those new cottons, wow..Guess I should go see what our stores have.

gypsyknits said...

Yarn and material........a girl never has too much.

I love the bedroom and the added touches.
(sigh) an AC Moore within a short distance......oh what gorgeous fun colors.

GeorgeAnne said...

I LOVE The colors of that cotton - so jealous SOOO JEALOUS!!