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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to find... on: May 20, 2016 10:11:19 AM
Yeah... it's known at work I am a collector of tins and that I bead and stuff - when one coworker's mother passed away, I got dozens of garbage bags of yarn... I get big bags of tea tins and one clerk gives me all his Altoids tins, and there are nurses who no longer even work on my unit who will drop by with interesting tins. Jim saves me all his neat cigar boxes and tubes, and one person gave me all their beads and Japanese bead books when they lost interest.

I need to train them as to what "ephemera" means...
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Little birdie in the rain - collage painting on: May 14, 2016 08:14:11 AM
I love your sweet yellow bird!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: The Walking Dead on: May 14, 2016 08:13:24 AM
Wonderful montage - It looks like a charcoal drawing.  I love it.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Falling Leaves - more resin collage pendents.... on: May 14, 2016 07:13:25 AM
Thank you very much Smiley
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Oh darling Chickadees, how I love you so! on: May 14, 2016 07:11:21 AM
Thanks - that's all thanks to the hubster - he can get pretty excited about wood stuff and a total enabler.  It helps that he's a wood hoarder and this was a beautiful piece of scrap he had leftover from a renovation he did years ago.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to find... on: May 13, 2016 04:20:39 AM
Yep - thrift stores, salvage stores, literally junk on the street/dumpster diving.  Junk drawers of elderly relatives, button jars.  Garage sales/yard sales/church sales.  If you know of a local salvage yard, you may be able to find weird and wonderful crap there.  We have a textile museum and every year they have a big sale - I am going to it a couple of weeks from now and I have found some great vintage buttons there.  Surplus stores - we have a couple in my city and it has some seriously neat stuff for assemblage or gear heads.

Otherwise, a lot of art/crafting/beading stores and sites sell charms and beads for that look.  Or you can make your own too  with resin, clay, paper clay in molds, or paper and dies too.
7  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES / Re: Flink The Blingmingo on: May 11, 2016 02:38:05 AM
Wow - I can't believe you got all that bling for that price- that is a seriously huge amount of rhinestones.  I especially love the eyes!
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Creative Collective... a crafter's fund... on: May 10, 2016 06:17:17 PM
Thanks - that's why I called it "Creative Collective" versus something that says "Tin of money".  We have a separate tin for the Christmas money too and I need to make it pretty as well.  But right now I am happy to say that there is almost $2000 in cash in the house - so in case of emergency, we can at least grab those and have ready cash as well.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Prayer Flags on: May 06, 2016 11:19:05 AM
They are all wonderful - I love the white on black and how great your mason jar looks, and the batik fabric for the second one is beautiful... but you took my heart with your embroidered dog!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Little drawstring bags! on: May 06, 2016 09:08:13 AM
Great way to use up small bits of yarn!  They look like they would make nice sachets and soap bags/scrubbies too!
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