Thursday, October 28, 2010

I found a surprise

Today while I was organizing some storage containers, I came across a Rubbermaid container that wasn't labeled. I label everything, even my kids LOL. No I don't label the kids, but I should I can never get their names straight. Why do we even name them. They should be called daughter #1, daughter #2, and daughter #3. Wonder how that would go over.
OK on to what I was getting at.
I was putting my seasonal containers in order and came across this one. When I opened it this is what I found.
Some crafts laying in their tomb.At first I was like "What, where did these come from". Then I remembered a friend and I were going to go into a craft show, so I made some extra crafts. Well when I make something and love how it turns out, I like to make them in all colours. Even if I have no one in mind for them. Yup, I love to create that much.
Here are a few close ups.
These are bunny bags. Under the bunny's dress is a tube of material that you put your plastic store bags in for storage. Everyone must remember the big mop doll craze. Well I made these mop bunnies. One is still under construction.
I had so much fun making these. They are felt ornaments. Hand sewn. I made a lot of these. I even made hubby, FIL and a hunting friend one of a moose holding a gun.
These are potpourri dolls. Their lace bodies are stuffed with potpourri.
Here are some mop bunnies. The bodies are made out of mops. then covered with lace. They are holding a tiny sachet of potpourri.
These are mop angels. I love their wings.
Lastly a snowflake ornament. This sucker is big though. It is bigger than my hand. The center snowflake is all sparkly and the outside circle is lace.
I had a lot of little things in the box like crochet potpourri sachets. And some other unfinished crafts. Now what to do with all this stuff. I had made these crafts for all the relatives for past Christmas's. Humm maybe a giveaway? What do you think? would you be interested? Let me know.

Today was just a clean up day. I did some book work and that is about it. Yup not a very productive day.

Thankful Thursday:

1. Finding some treasures
2. Having a home that I can tidy
3. Being able to take a nap. This should be at the top of my list ;)

What are you thankful for today.



  1. Those are great! You are so talented!

  2. wow what fun! i love it when i find some stuff that i had forgotten about. your handmade ornaments are just way to cute!

  3. How fun to discover these treasures and the memories that go with them. I'm thankful I have a customer to go see later today.

  4. Have you read Eat, Pray, Love? She describes in it how in Bali, they name their kids by birth order (so all first borns have the same name, all second borns have the same name, etc.)--so essentially 1, 2 and 3. If they can do it, we can do it. :) But if my mom did that, I think I would still get called by the wrong number and the dogs name first. Sigh. :)

  5. What a nice surprise! The only thing I ever find in those tubs is broken decorations! Lol! Have a great weekend!

  6. These are so fun! I am kinda loving the bunnies!!!

  7. What a find! I bet you had so much fun re-discovering these! p.s. I already had my nap today, aaahh! Hope you can get to yours!

  8. i love the felt ornaments! so super cute!

  9. I agree....the felt ornaments are very cute!! i love rediscovering old crafts! I found some of my old scrapbooks a while back in a box and it was such a treat! Have a wonderful weekend. I am thankful for Monday off at school....going to be a nice 3 day weekend!!

  10. Great stuff! I don't think I'd find anything around here that was actually finished.

  11. What a fun discovery! I love the felt ornaments- they are precious!

    I also adore the snowflake and the bag bunnies!

  12. Oooh I want to find a cool storage container like these!!
    Do you have a pattern for the super cute felt ornaments? I would love to make my family this christmas!

  13. Boy - how come I never find cool stuff like that laying around MY house?!


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