Do you collect anything? I do. Much to my husband's chagrin. It's funny how one thing isn't a collection, but two.. is a start. :-) The item below has a story. Of course it does. My mother kept a similar item on the back of our toilet as decoration all while we were growing up. I'm not sure where Mom's bottle is, but I bought this off eBay so I could have one again in my life to remind me of my mother. When searching on eBay for this one I found that they were used in barber shops to hold "toilet water" and such. My mom worked in a beauty shop for some friends - he had a barber shop and she had a beauty shop, side by side, in Watonga, Oklahoma. I wonder if that is where she got hers? We'll never know now, as we lost our mother 2 years ago in March.The last time my best friend from 7th grade, Shirley, was here we went antiquing in nearby Troutdale and I found the fan vase and hubby bought it for me. See the sugar and creamer? They were a gift to me from Shirley at her visit a few days ago. Voila! A collection!! Thank you, Shirley! These are hobnail milk glass.
I started my 2nd Teddy Bear for Jenna. She wanted purple. I found this wonderful Magenta colored yarn. I hope it's the color she will like.
I also got some other yarn for the other teddies. Gabe wanted mint green but I hope he likes this moss green. Mike wanted dark blue, and I hope he likes this denim blue. The grey is for one of the baby boys.
Now.. I had some crafty needs so I went to the great crafty wonderland called "Fabric Depot". They have literally *EVERYTHING* you'd ever need. Buttons, ribbons, yarn, fabric of every kind, and everything else too. I've seen tiny spools of "bakers" string in pretty colors, but grabbed this skein and wanted to show you.. it's recycled cotton in a candy cane stripe! Cool, huh?
And lastly.. the one thing in my dollhouse I do *not* like is the bed cover that came on the 4 poster bed. I mean geez.. it's wrinkled and too small.. what were they thinking? So, I've been laying in bed thinking.. why couldn't I make a teeny tiny quilt for the bed? ? ?
SO.. at Fabric Depot I asked the ladies.. do you have any tiny print fabric? Of course they did!! They had some fabric called "1930s". So, I found these three fabrics. I also thought I could make some gingham valances for the kitchen. Problem is.. I don't have a sewing machine.. or at least the one I have is very old and kind of buried in our attic. So, I figure since this will be tiny I can hand sew it all. Right? But I have *NO* idea how to start. You will help me along the way, right?
I'm in love with this tiny print.
And I just had to show you the hand carving on the headboard of my tiny bed. Amazing, isn't it?
So.. what are YOU up to? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)