Sunday, February 28, 2010
Got some nice vintage scores I will post pics tommorrow!
I am also posting some goodies tommorrow...
PS I finally found artistic scrapbooking store in Irvine, Scrapbook Oasis!
It has the latest goods an a super creative artsy chic who works there! Wed. Nite they have free Scrap nite an you can knit, crochet, embroidery, etc! I'm gonna bring my art journal as well as embroidery project! Nice!
Also got my Top Secret Interview for Needle Magazine finished right on deadline!
I did get a box of vintage wooden spools for $2 of Craigslist! They came in a kewl old white owl "it's a boy" cigar box!!!! I used there for stamp bottoms for clear acrylic stamps!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Just got in a assorted lot of Persian Vintage Wool Crewel Yarn!
Nice colours can't wait to use! Only downside is it came from a smokers home!! Ugh! My allergies were killing me when I was balling them up, hopefully the will air out in our non smoking house! Will see, especially since itz vintage yarn it maybe hard to!
I did stop by one of two locale Scrapbook Stores. Disappointed they didn't carry Sassafras an Cosmo Cricket the reason I went in there! Bummmer! But they did end up having some older seasons of CC and I found the cutest owl wood chipboard!!!
OMGosh! Can't wait to use it!
I also scored the cutest Asian inspired photo box at locale Goodwill! They also had newer model polaroid one step for $6.99 but they didn't know if it worked, so I passed.
I also got in the mail yesterday the clinique butterfly plastic pouch from a buy it now on Ebay. So great for my new clinique silver tote. The pouch has green an yellow butterfly w clear background!!! So cute! Vintage Look and feel!
Isn't it wonderful to find many uses for items others may just disregard!
I don't use Clinique (I do the Organic Line of Physicians Formula), but I do love there designs they come up with for their bags to hold the makeup as well as their totes and little purses! Clinique has alot of fun retro styles and designers with Panache for their bags!
I got five or six Clinique Retro Style Make Up bags that are just gorgeous last week at the Goodwill for .99 each! I use them to put my take with me Embroidery, as well as supplies I need on hand NOW for my Art Journaling! They are so adorable will post pics soon!
The felted sweater experiment failed, but one shrunk so small it fit the doggies when I cut the sleeves!!!
Oh well I'll try again!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Today I offered 3 seperate posts. First one was 6 feet of thin Bamboo Fencing that does us no good in a apartment!
2nd Offer was three Danish inspired white plastic chairs that stack and are really nice, we had them at our spa in Florida. An 3rd Offer was two extra doggie beds I had an toys they no longer use (or ever did!).
All of the Offerings were literally gone forty minutes after posting! Amazing!
I also put the rest of the sweaters (that were cotton) I got yesterday on Craigslist under Free listings, no nibbles so far!
I was able to get so much around our house done today! Thatz always a great feeling! Fa sure!
I finished my day off by washing in hot water those wool an angora an mohair sweaters I got yesterday an am waiting on the dryer to stop! Fingers an toes crossed they will come out felted!!
Tony had to go to Monrovia near Pasadena late so I went with him. He had time to kill be4 his inspection an I found nice Goodwill few miles away. I scored really colourful wool sweater for 1/2 price, as well as 100 proof silk Asian style mandarin collar long top an a Clinique silver tote ( was actually planning on getting it on eBay) all for $23. I enjoy dressing up around house (think sixties loungewear), an am working toward getting more loungy clothes, an less hoodies an drawstring pants look.
I love clinques bags an totes! The retro designs r to die 4!
I scored several never used at Goodwill in Orange an use them for portable projects, I can take w me!
Monday, February 22, 2010
We had a great Sunday. Went to a small farmers Market in Long Beach, where they also had Arts and Crafts! Got a few cute pieces from a artist who wholesales only. The pieces were only $5.00 each! Aren't they cute?
I also went to the $1 Buck Bookstores in Long Beach.. Was able to score a vintage sewing book (1943), vintage embroidery book (1964), and a 70's kids nature crafts book! As well as a MS book, Girl Scout Badges Manual, and a repurposing your clothing book (newer)!
What scores! Then we ate at Whole Foods in LB and walked the doggies in Huntington Beach at the Dog beach.. Luv that! Was such a eventful day and so fun and spent very little mula!
Check out the pics below of some of the lovelies I got!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
There was Offer for three 35mm Cameras! I was able to score them, curtesy and thank u! I am going to take the brand new vivitar (also had new case!) and giveaway the two other cameras an case! They weren't as "vintage" as I would like, but it was so sweet of the folx to give them away!!
The bag of goodies even had 35mm film!!
We picked up bag of cameras and stopped by Joanns got a few things, a starbucks run an then to the movie Valentines Day!! Ahhhh so cute!!!
What great day w Freecycle Luv!
Friday, February 19, 2010
As well as realized that the most awesome fabric store a half block from my house has a large section of 1.99 a yard flat folds!!!!
So many great fabrics!!
An to top it off they have a huge store in Anaheim 20 minutes from my house that is three times the size of their other location! And a overwhelming 1.99 flat fold section!!!
So many fabrics so little time!!!!!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I had narrowed the swatches down to what I would use, and got rid of the box on craigslist a few days ago.
After going thru my stash that I kept for myself, I found I was going to use about 40% of the swatches, so I purged again and only kept what I think I will use.
Sooooo my offer today was a bag of fabric swatches. They are about 4 x6 and in little books, and each piece of fabric has a sticker for reference.
FYI: I acutally pulled the swatches from the little books, and took off each sticker, and organizeed each swatch by colour then put them in a container waiting to be used in my studio... How nice it is to be organized!
I am planning on using the swatches for accents on my new line of pin cushions and needlebooks.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Freeecycle was active today as well. It seems folx are doing a bit of Spring cleaning! I offered up two vintage 70's Golden Hands Craft books ( great for retro designs!) an two back issues of Martha Stewart Living magazine Feburary issues. Great for recipes an eye candy inspiration!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Awwwwwe goodies n yum yums!!!
I got T a wonderful Heart Shaped Ivy for his office and made him a Framed Valentine for his office too!!! I also designed him a Valentine Card that was his style... :-}....
I got a beautiful day Vintage shopping and getting fun stuff, as well as a wonderful Vegan Thai meal to dye for darlin!!!! As well as some fun stuff at Joanns and Michaels. I also got a periodot bracelet with peace sign and peace word on clasp (cute!) and a wonderful sterling little necklace (he knows I love my simple small necklaces) that says one love one world one people (I love love Bob Marley)...
Then a afternoon walk at the beach with the dogiges, and fun treats to eat at home (as well as T's to dye for Guacamole/Salsa Delite!)..
What a great day to celebrate! Sunny and warm and Springtime is here!
Shanti Johnson www.lotusinthemud.com
Sunday, February 14, 2010
BTW Happy <3 Day one an all!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
But today didn't offer or recieve anything on Freecycle. But will be posting pics from today's Vintage Shopping Experience!
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I did offer 5 summer shirts (womens) size large.
Someone immediately emailed me an snagged them up. I wish I had more clothes to donate w all the emails I got!
There are so many people suffering right now in this area (I know everywhere).
Go to: http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2010/02/gifts-from-the-heart.html
for more inspiration!
The Prettiest Island Rooms: In celebration of the annual islands issue, CoastalLiving.com pulled together its favorite tropics-inspired rooms into one super slide show to get your creative wheels spinning.
See full story here: http://www.coastalliving.com/homes/decorating/our-fifteen-prettiest-island-rooms-00400000062990/
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
No real activity today, a quiet one. Will be posting some goodies tommorow! Turned my BF in Florida on to Freecycle in her area!
I thought I would post my late 70's Vintage typewriter I got from Janet off Freecycle this past Sunday.. Meet a totally kewl chic an her daughters an scored a blue Smith Corona blue typewriter!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I won't go out in it so I posted Offering instead today.
A older shorty wetsuit and rash gaurd both for surfing.
My hubby has another new short wet suit and two more rash guards! He is how do you say a bit of a ummm a hoarder!
Funny he won't even miss them or remember having them.
I am sure both the folx getting these items will use them happily! Yah!
Listaholics know this. I just wanna be somewhere between overly goal oriented and non goal specific.. Always comes down to balance an doable goals!
I am manifesting this week:
For Body/Spirit: Yoga & meditate three times this week. Chanting every evening before bed.
For LITM Shoppe: Starting on my new Cali Dreamin 70's Style Pincushions and needle books.... Prototypes..
For Joy: Go w Tony to Drive in Movie and ice skating (not same day!).
For Home: Adding decoration for V Day (I started to decorate last week)
For friendship: Email my friends with updates on my life and support on theirs.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
*Meet Carol Duvall and got a photo with her. Also talked to her publicist about a interview they said yes!
Update on Carol Duvall:
She was not offered (Carol that is) another season and contract from HGTV. They are going into a different direction and trying to tap into the home improvement market instead of the crafters market.
Do you remember when you had HGTV on all day and use to watch all the wonderful creative shows they featured? I know I am not the only one who did this!
Her publicist is trying to get started with Craft TV online. So you can see all the shows available! The name of the website is: iCraftnetwork.com below is the link. The website is here
*Found out Martha Stewart is coming out with a Embroidery Line of Products in the next three months! She is also coming out with a book: Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts this Spring! Here is the Link:
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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