I just got an excellent box from bigfatroses today; here's the loot:
First we have the crafty item:
Egyptian coasters! these are terribly elegant-- I feel like I need a glamourous living room to put them in now... (Hm, my boyfriend just bought a house....)
And not only are they incredibly cool, but there are three more sheets of papyrus calendar left for other purposes. And the front.
$1.50 - coaster set (yard sale)
$0.25 - Pharoah calendar (yard sale)--- Coolest thing ever!!!
$0.10 - paint brush (hardware store)
This is really cool-- it's a little necklace with a panel where you can put in photos, sort of locket-like, only without the cover. I'm not sure if I'm keeping it for me, or if it's going to get adopted by one of my dolls.... and the blue necklace is also really neat-- I'm trying to decide if I'd actually wear it, of if I should break it up for other projects.
$1.00 - silver necklace (yard sale)
$0.25 - blue necklace (yard sale)
seed beads! these are larger than what I usually use, but they'll be good for accents, and I love the little stripey ones.
$0.25 - bagged beads (big lots)
$0.75 - beads in container (yard sale)
"executive decision dart board"-- I think it's magnetic (I haven't opened it up yet)... I may have to pass this on to my boyfriend as a silly office toy-- I think his office would really appreciate it; they're pretty crazy (in a good way)
$0.75 - dart board (yard sale)
$0.15 - set of cute pens (yard sale)
FREE - film canisters (freecycle)-- good for, say, storing beads...
FREE - map of the US (neighbor)-- I just cut up a handful of these for my first set of journals.
FREE - hot sauce (from parents)-- which is funny, since she e-mailed me about it while asking questions for the swap
...for a total of $5 exactly!
Great stuff! Thanks bigfatroses!