Friday, February 10, 2012

Two Trips to the Bead Barn ...

         Not once but Twice in a week  I went to visit Judy in valley Cottage NY , Judy is a lovely Gal  also know as the Beadwildered woman from Nyack .. The first trip was on a Tuesday , I headed over to my friend Sue Milo's House to pick Her and Doreen  Up . After a quick cup of coffee and a little  "ART "  show and Tell the three of us  were on the road to visit Judy ....
         The second Trip was on Super Bowl Sunday . Judy was hosting a 50% off sale  . I picked up Sue a little before noon , But this trip we were meeting another friend  Kathy Hoffer at the Barn .After Sue and I left Judy's with our treasures in hand , we made a quick stop at Ac Moore ,  Now all that shopping made us hungry  ..Thanks Sue for treating me to a quick burger and frys  .

the Treasures from day one Brass findings ,a brass house charm. tiny pink
vintage foil back rhinestones and tiny aroraboryalice rhinestones.
a pocket watch , but the real special find is the  cream color Bakelite bow .  

       Judy Has a Cozy Art Barn  stuffed to the rafters with Great treasures  ...  Vintage brass findings and Charms ...Vintage buttons .... Beads old and New ....  Stunning lampwork beads  ...  a Variety of  Ribbons ....    Hand made Felted hand bags and Felted flowers ...            old pocket watches ...old millinery flowers ...   Rhinestones Galore !  And much much more . Every time I go to visit  Judy I see wonderful new treasures to buy.. 

Sundays goodies Tiny Ruby Red vintage crystal rhinestones .Gold oval foil backed
Rhinestones .4 glass fish on thin wire. small pink millinery flowers,
a small brass phone some beads and the coolest black and green trim.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Treasure Hunting Saturday !

   A Treasure Hunting Trip in winter is just a little different than Hitting Flea Mkt's and yard sales like I do April through November. Its Hunting goodies at the Antique Shops and the out of the way little places,Yes it can be a little pricey but I love it all the same.
   I Hopped in the car about 11 am and drove to Andover,a beautiful 40 min drive though the rolling hills of N.J ... I love the shops on rt 206, Many are Co-ops having dozens of dealers under on roof. I do shop several of them often so I feel free to haggle only paying what I feel is a good price.. 

      12 vintage Doilies  .5 vintage post cards one in a glassine envelope  ,1 calling card shaped like a painters       pallet .. A perfect pair of  vintage Black leather gloves and a hand full old of  buttons... Total cash spent  23 bucks..  The relaxing time spent rummaging and picking  PRICELESS !

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Life has Been Good ..

Antonia and Big Ed  my adorable hubby (aka Pop Pop ) having fun  last week
    Yes a Crazy Good ..I have been Enjoying time with Family. Spending Time with My Grand Daughter is at the top of the list, she is the light of my life . Antonia Rose Was Born late July, woooo time flies .I can't believe she is 6 months old already ..
a peek at one of the inside pages  they need some more bling

                              when I'm not visiting with her  or at my day job I have been sewing up some gifts for my girlfriends ..lets call them belated Christmas gifts .. LOL .. I finally Delivered two of them this week and have two more ready and waiting... They are needle cases with embellished felt pages they are about 4x6 inches every one different . the fabric used to do the quilt like cover came
from  discontinued designer fabric swatch books all of which my friend Sue Milo collected.Its so nice to have friend who share the treasures with you ! I ended up making about 8 covers but only finished 5 so far.
a view of my sewing table
this design is a Tim Holtz  stamp  I did some free motion sewing
over the design and added some dimensional trims

I guess I should take a few more photos of the finished needle cases ..LOL ..but I think you all get the Idea ..peace and love  till next time ... Hugs  Heather


                                                           Oodles of stuff to embellish with.
vintage bits ,trims from Mood, images printed on ink jet fabric
just a sample of the things I love.and used in and on the needle cases