Friday, July 11, 2014

I Hit The Jackpot!!!!

My stash

This is my treasure from CJS Sales in New York.    I am lucky I got out with so few bags….man, if only I had had more time.
Even the boxes are cool to look at.  They feature old style handwriting and even smelled old. I know I won't be throwing these beauties away.

Everything about this purchase was special.  The glass gems are individually wrapped!!!

There are no words to express my joy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New York, New York

I heard about CJ Sales through a blogger and couldn't wait to get here.  As it happened I was going to be in NY and there was NO WAY I was going to miss going there.  I arrived in NY on Thursday, took the LIRR to Long Island and was back on the train Friday morning.  I got off at Penn Station and am embarrassed to say it took me a little while to find this place (my sense of direction is just about non-existent)  When I finally arrived at the building, took the elevator up to the 2nd floor and stepped out, well all I can say is this is what heaven must feel like - euphoria!   Boxes, boxes and boxes everywhere.  I spent almost 3 hours and could have spent another 3 if I had had time on my side.  Alas, it was a beautiful sunny day outside and I did not want to spend it all inside so I finally had to call it a day.  I promise I will be back...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

No to Cigars but Yes to Cigar Boxes

I don't like the fact that my husband smokes cigars, it makes me scared for his health.  The only positive results of his smoking cigars are that I get to keep the cigar boxes.  For those of you know me, know that I tend to 'collect' things because, you know, "I may use it or need it later on".  Consequently I have collected many cigar boxes with the intention of doing something with them.  Well, today is the day.... or yesterday was the day.  I have decided to stop collecting and start doing, and so far I like the result.
These plain old cigar boxes went from this:
to this:
So here is to 3 of them finished and 20 more to go.......

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fabric and Fabric....Finally

I love fabric and I love color so how perfect is this fabric that is full of color!!  I originally bought these fabrics after a trip to Hawaii years ago and found a local artist who made beautiful handbags.  Forward 6 years later and I still have fabric leftover.  A while ago a wonderful friend Laurel Poplar gave me fabric sample books and here we are in 2013 and I have finally merged the two together.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's about time

Okay, so the first step in working towards getting better is admitting one has a problem.  Well, my problem is procrastination.  I have been wanting/needed to get my facebook page done and website for the past, hmmm, months.  Well, tonight I finally did it.  Although I didn't finish them, they are well on their way.