Saturday, August 19, 2023


I can't stay out of thrift stores...
nor do I want too!

I love finding items to recycle...
you know make them into something different...
something that reflects my creative style.

Like this bottle...
I am not sure what it will be yet, but
when my holiday decorations come out...
I know I will find its new purpose. 

and this vintage candle ring will
be part of something bigger!

And here are other finds that will
serve purpose as is.

My sister lives in  housing with
many units.  She like to give
Christmas cards to each resident.
Dollar tree can't beat these $1 boxes of cards

And if I find beautiful gift bags...
into my cart they go!
These were 59 cents each
but the cashier insisted that was the price
for the entire bunch of bags!

I found this fun painted wine glass.
And it will be my new fun sipping glass.
And maybe, just maybe, I am a wine snob!

My best purchase at this particular store
was this $2.97 witch!
Isn't she just the cat's meow!

Well just writing this post makes me
want to hit the door running.
Many treasures await!

Monday, August 14, 2023


When I am not creating pretty things with fabric....
I like to play in the dirt.

It's been said...
A picture is worth a thousand words.


I am a maker who loves to gift my makes.
And when I have special friends, like
The Kwilty Girls, who I retreat with...
well they just might get something very special.

As a Ghastlies Queen, I have hoarded
the Ghastlies fabrics, since 2009.
But having The Ghastlies Craft line
in my stash, made me consider...
They deserve a bit of my Ghastliness!

I found a free basket pattern.
and made the small size.
I only had 1 yard of this print and I used it all!
And found colorful GRUNGE pieces
to use as the linings.

And using the text function on my Bernina B740
I labeled the cute little baskets...


Aren't they just the best!
I set them out and they picked out the color
they wanted...each choosing exactly what I had 
chosen in my Ghastlie mind.

And now I am thinking
what will I make and gift when 
The Kwilty Girls
meet again in January, 2024?