Friday, August 28, 2015

Crafter's Estate Sale & Pocket Letter

 A touch of fall on the dinning room table in my awesome bread bowl...that is a real sunflower in the bowl.

 A recent estate sale for crafters! SCORED me some goodies for crafting!!

 I did a POCKET LETTER swap with Carol and the theme was butterflies. I received way more then I sent her! She makes AWESOME paper crafts. LOOK at these flowers and butterflies. AMAZING!!!  They look so Real!!! Inside the butterfly box "was" candy, inside the "create" are paper bits, inside the "purse" on the lower left are little bottle of beads and inside the long box with the 2 sunflowers is the pocket letter!

 She used a "fuse" tool to make a "shaker" pocket in the middle that looks like a window! AMAZING!! Just LOOK at all the details....  I KNOW....Totally AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, Carol!!!  You have given me little pieces of artwork that I will ENJOY and learn from!!!

This is the back side of the pocket letter. You really need to visit her blog, Chocolate, Crafts and Bears, Oh, My and see other AWESOME things she has made with paper!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Carol!!!

Having my son's birthday on Sunday...making his birthday dinner: Ribs, cornbread/muffins, potato salad and apple pie!!! I hope it's not too hot as the ribs are cooked in the oven and then the grill...

We have coyotes in the neighborhood! I heard them howling one day last week...there are 5 or so missing we are on the lookout when we let our dogs outside at night. The coyotes can jump fences!

ENJOY these last weeks of summer...

P.S.  for the girls that joined my Fall Pocket letter swap, Please post the pocket letter that you received RIGHT AWAY!  Thanks!


Boopnut said...

I would say you scored big time! I love that pocket letter. I mailed mine for the swap. I don't think I did it right.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow that pocket letter is gorgeous. I am so awed by the talent in this world. I had such a great time doing my pocket letter swap and wanted to ask if we were sharing on a certain day or just whenever? Stephanie sent me an amazing pocket letter and I'm so excited to share it soon. I will be doing more of these, so much fun!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm always amazed at what new crafting projects you've taken on. Good for you on finding so many fun crafting embellishments at that estate sale. Love the pocket letter. I equally love your gorgeous sunflower head in that wooden bread bowl. Have fun celebrating your son's birthday. Your menu sounds so yummy.

Carol Hurlock said...

So glad you love it Deb. I wanted to shower you with some of my homemade crafts so you could see them in person. You are such a great friend and it was a pleasure to swap with you!!! Enjoy.

Stephanie said...

Wow, wow, WOW! What a gorgeous pocket letter! This was my first time making one and now I feel like it's lacking after seeing this one {{smiles}} I can't wait to do more of these and after seeing what others make I feel inspired. Hugs to you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a great garage sale...always fun to find one with craft stuff! You look like you are having a lot of fun with the pocket letter swaps!
We have to watch out for coyotes here, too...and owls and hawks...creeps me out.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your wooden bowl on the table, such pretty colors around it too! Beautiful sunflower!! Wow you scored at that sale, how very exciting!! Such pretty butterfly things from your swap. Yum his birthday dinner sounds very yummy!! We are celebrating mine tomorrow too! :) Have a wonderful weekend!! xo Holly

Rose L said...

Such cute little pockets! I hope you enjoy many crafting projects with the crafting items you bought.

Susie said...

Deb, I love the big perfect. You truly did score on the crafting things. WOW. I love all your cute gifts from your swap friend. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. hope your sister is doing well.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Wow, that sunflower is perfect! Just got a bunch of them today from my daughter....they are pollen-free! Ever heard of that? Never heard of a pocket letter but I love what I see! Such intricate work. What a fun sounding swap.

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

The sunflower is gorgeous! So perfect!! We have coyotes in the cornfield across the street from us, and it always makes me nervous to let my little Lucy out at night. We also live near a train track, so every evening when the train goes by and blows the whistle for the crossing, the coyotes howl at the train. It can be an eerie sound. I hope your pups stay safe!!

pathtojunkentreasure said...

Hi, I just found your blog from Ann Marie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa. We have lots in common since I too love hunting for vintage treasures just about anywhere. I look forward to reading your blog. Milena

Linda said...

I've seen one of the fll pocket letter swps and now your butterfly one. I Love them....what net ide....I look forward to seeing more. Crol did great job with the butterflies.

Patti said...

Oh wow! Very pretty indeed. I didn't know what pocket letters were, but it's a lot of work, isn't it. So pretty. You really lucked out at the yard sale! Have a fun week!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How pretty is the sunflower in your wooden bowl, gorgeous! A crafters estate sale, wow, lucky you Deb! Very sweet pocket letter. I enjoyed making the fall swap letter, my first. Won't be my last, such fun! :)

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

That is some gorgeous pocket letters and you really scored at the Estate sale!!

Joy H said...

Oh my! You did score so awesome crafty finds! Love your fall banner too :)
Joy @ Books and Life

Bonnie Jobe said...

Love your gifts...keep your puppy safe.

Love the faux flowers and your real sunflower!!!

White Lace and Promises said...

Looks like you hit the garage sale craft pot of gold. Awesome! I'll share my weekend finds soon.

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh My Goodness, Deb, that beautiful pocket letter puts the one I sent you to shame. Just remember, when you receive it, I. Am. A. Novice! This is my First pocket letter - okay ??? Anyway, that is fabulous! AND...You absolutely Scored at the crafty garage sale - Wow!!! Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Cindy

BumbleBeeLane said...

The are so whimsical! ♥LOVE♥ Hope your feeling a little better, Those shots in the foot are very painful. I had them once and the pain never came back afterwards and it's been about 15 years. LoL. Warm Blessings! ~Amy

Oliva Ohlson said...

OMG find the best sales ever!!! SCORED is right!!! The sunflower is so huge and gorgeous!!!
Carol's PL to you was amazing and beautiful!!! Her butterflies are perfection!

Stacy said...

Nice score of all those crafting goodies! They look wonderful.

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello there dear Deb...just had to pop by and say ''hello'' after I saw dear Stephanie's lovely post about your sweet pocket letter swap...such a delightful idea! And oh my! You were graced with a lovely one from Carol... And such gorgeous looking crafting goodies you found!
I will be popping back to ''visit'' with you a bit tomorrow sometime...I think I am going to enjoy your lovely blog!
Smiles and hugs,

Vintage Girl 901 said...

I want to participate next time. Love these! I think I can do these.

Debbie Kay said...

Oh Deb, you scored! Those craft goodies make my mouth water.....your bread bowl is so pretty, I love the rustic feel. Thinkin about you my friend.

With love,


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