Saturday, July 14, 2007

Inside page of My Little Blue Story Book 1966

Went to Goodwill this morning right when they opened. I see the same people there almost every time I go in the morning time. It is like a coffee club. They all talk and discuss what they find and want and don't want and what they are going to do with the treasure. All walks of life shop there. I can tell some people are uncomfortable shopping in Goodwill, not me!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tiny Flower Plates

Tiny Flower Plates
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I thought these were wonderful! I got them for one dollar. I think I might get little plate stands to display them on.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Natasha's Shabby Chic Craft Matchbox Swap

Trisha sent me this neat mixture of Shabby Chic goodies. She sent me some wonderful note cards too. Her site where she sells her creations, has lot of romantic gifts! A must see!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

"Mug" Shots


The first cup is Ikea and sort of over sized. The other mugs are from Salvation Army. They had them 5 for a Dollar!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

crown me

crown me
Originally uploaded by mainer at heart06.
Ck out all her cool pictures!

I have been officially Crowned!


Mary Ann from "Follow your Bliss" sent me an awesome package! My paper crown was so cool. The paper she used really made it pop! My tea cup and saucer were perfect pastel! She even sent me an apron, in a paisley print. She sent me three buttons,which were so well done. I found her blog and "Follow Your Bliss" has become one of my reminders when I get a little weary trying to be a Wife and Mom and Sister and Daughter. Those are the most important things in my life and I am needed less and less in the "Mommy" department. Having a 17 and 13 year old daughter is a first for me...LOL That is what we tell the girls, "We've only been parents to you all!" LOL, they are good girls. It is a big change that I knew was coming,but has been harder dealing with.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Little Itty Bitty Tea Set

So cute, miniature for swap hosted by two sisters......check out the picutes on The Vintage Tea Room

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Marie Antoinette swap

Marie Antoinette swap
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I am collecting goodies for this swap. I have read up on Marie Antoinette too. I saw the movie and was mesmerized by all the pastel colors.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

close up of matchbox

close up of matchbox
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.

Natasha's Shabby Chic Craft Matchbox Swap was a lot of fun. Pink is so fun to work with.
neat things
new friend

Saturday, June 16, 2007

sneak peek pink swap

sneak peek pink swap
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.

These are goodies for Melba at Create A Connection.....

Starbucks, glitter and wannabe Putz

It is a beautiful day here In South Georgia. I decided to make a mess on my porch rather than add to the clutter on my kitchen table, my bedroom and the ironing board in the laundry room. I have projects and disasters in each location.

I have a question, "Is it possible to have chills and Hot Flashes at the same time?"

My answer is yes, I get chills when I think of a neat idea or make something new, all the while having a hot flash with all the extra ingredients, dizzy, sweaty......UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Cupcake Queen Part 2

Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
Kara totally spoiled me. She made me a journal and Atc and soap. My daughters snached the earrings she made them before I could get a picture of them. She is very talented!
Her website is

These are my Vintage Button Cards for Heather's swap at Speckled Egg. They have a great shop too.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I am the Cup Cake Queen

Kara my swap partner from the UK sent me an awesome swap. Pictures to follow!

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I finally went to Michaels and saw Martha Stewart's new craft line.
Wow, very neat. I bought some spools of bakers string and a marker and some tags.
I am doing a June COLOUR Swap, we each chose a color, and my partner loves pink just like ME! Cheeky from Create a Connection is hosting. I am passing all the pink on......

The little wooden frame is for my next project. I am going to fill it with miniature treasures......

My Mom got me this syrup jar and pillow case while thrifing. Fun Fun!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


I made a discovery while working on my "Vintage Button Swap" cards due June 23rd. I was drinking my Favorite Diet Caffeine Free Coke and added Sugar Free Vanilla......
syrup... yum yum. This is the first card. I really like simple lines and so much of what I see has 3 or 4 mediums used. This may be a little plain. I am gonna stare at it for awhile.

Friday, June 1, 2007

One Across....What you drink out of?

I am mailing my Cupcake swap package today. It has been a fun challenge. My mind is a little frazzled, because I have had some flops! I tried a cupcake out of felt that looked more like a cake. You know one of those cakes cooked at high altitude and then someone opens the oven door..........which is about the time you discover you missed putting in one ingredient.....Really bad!!!!!!! Flat cake vs. Cupcake. Oh well back to crafting.......................

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I enlarged the clip art and used it as a pattern for a cupcake. I am doing a swap that Amy Cluck is doing. I have had fun finding goodies for my uk partner.

That is a sneek peek................

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Paper Art Doll

Today I worked on making a paper doll. I think they are so interesting. I downloaded a template and used some scrap book paper. It was fun!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Monday Morning

Just a little picture of my hydrangea plant.

This is the first day my girls are out for the summer. I officially have a Eighth Grader and Senior in High School.

I don't have to wake up at 5 o'clock anymore. I am not going to sleep in to late. I love the morning. First thing is my coffee with a little etsy and some Blogs!
I just bought a few things from Pink and Blue goodies. I have never tried German Glitter. I hear "Once you try that, you can't go back"........

Friday, May 18, 2007

thrift flowers

thrift flowers
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I so love these flowers. The pink ones are my favorite. They were in a big cigar box. I am sure they would retail for over 20 dollars. The red ones in the background are the same age and style as the pink ones.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Ivy is 17 today!!!!!!

Ivy is 17 today!!!!!!
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
All Grown up!

Happy Birthday "Ivy Marie"

Happy Birthday "Ivy Marie"
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
Ivy turns 17 today. She is still smiling even today. Ivy is a blessing!

Sunday, May 13, 2007


My brother and his wife had a baby May 4th. This is a picture of me holding him and seeing him for the very first time. He is precious.

Four generations. My Grandmother is in the Middle,(stella) my mom is in the navy(diane) I am in the other one. My Grandfather is holding Ivy she will be 17 tomorrow. I am blessed.
Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Alphabet Soup

Yesterday I just found one itty bitty bowl.............I call this alphabet soup. I am going to use it to put crafting "thingies" in..................I do love the color and had some pillows I tucked the bowl into, to take a snap shot............

Thursday, May 10, 2007

tiny chairs and pattern

tiny chairs and pattern
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
Have been feeling under the weather these past couple of days. Right before I left for Atlanta I found these neat little chairs. This is the first pattern I have ever bought.

John Legend at Chastain Park , was amazing! The traffic was insane but well worth it.

Friday, May 4, 2007

off to Hot' Lanta

My Husband is taking me to Hear John Legend tonight at Chastain Park.
We are flying out this morning. It only takes an hour to get to Atlanta.It is basically a four hours drive ........I am so excited.
We went to hear Burt Bacharach in the same place about five years ago.
Lenox square makes my heart go pitter patter as well.

The fabric is from Goodwill I found it yesterday, I love it!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"coffee filters?" you say......

I made coffee filters flowers today. I put food coloring in bowls and let them soak up the color, the folded and cut the filters and twisted onto wire and "WAH La" flowers...There is a button flower staring at the camera....The one eyed purple people eater

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

basket swap I sent to Tiffany

basket swap I sent to Tiffany
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I got Tiffany a plate and bowl of old fiestaware in sunflower yellow .
A cute drinking glass with flowers and a cute little blue green candle holder. She has two dogs so i included an apron just for that it is water proof. One of my first ever tin finds matched perfect and she likes tins. She loves to scrapbook, so I was excited to find the book for just one dollar and threw that in along with flower stickers and material inside the basket.

Monday, April 30, 2007

May Day Basket Swap

Great fun was had by all. The pictures in the flickr group say it all. Artsymama hosted a basket swap and I was fortunate to be able to join! My swap mate sent me an awesome basket. One decorated jar was full of yummy chocolate and the other had ribbon galore. I especially liked the long string of ribbon rose buds. So fun to open and display.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

thrift towels

thrift towels
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I ran into Goodwill Friday for just a second between trips to several stores shopping for my oldest daughter's Jr Senior event. I was elated when I found these. They are not my colors but I absolutely could not pass them up. Hopefully I will find a cool swap and send them to someone!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Me and Mrs. Beasley

Me and Mrs. Beasley
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I haven't been thrifting lately and I am having withdrawal syndrome! NO pictures of cool stuff so I thought I would post this picture. I loved "Family Affair" !

When is enough, enough.....?

Got these for 2 dollars
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
I think the color combination on these are neat. I simply cannot resist retro/vintage/awesome goodies!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Elegance. Redefined.

Elegance. Redefined.

which cup would you like

which cup would you like
Originally uploaded by stephy4030.
Tea time, for "you're my cuppa tea party + swap" on flickr.

Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

This tree was calling my name at 80 percent off during my jaunt in Hobby Lobby!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Well it was a sad day yesterday. I have been praying for the families.

We have a University here that my oldest daughter is going to apply for when she graduates from High School next year. It made me think of that beautiful campus and all the local people that attend. It would be very traumatic for our whole community.

The Today Show had a segment featuring cell phones that could transmit a warning within two minutes. That is one of the best advances I have heard of.

On a lighter note I made some Art Tags. Michaels is having a huge sale. I got some neat stickers yesterday.