Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Fun of the Hunt

Eggstravaganza is over for another year. And you know what that means. Time to go spend the profits!

You know fate is looking out for you when you walk into an estate sale and the first thing you run across is this book.

I heard angel choirs as I dug deeper and found this treasury...

...all of which will now be part of my estate sale one day. I can't wait to dig into all of them!

While at Eggstravaganza I had the opportunity to see many beautiful displays. It makes me want to up my game the next time I ply my wares. That's why I was really excited to find this old trellis.

It has a beautiful patina...

...and is decorated with scrolled hearts.

The seller even threw in one free S-hook. :)
Which does a dang good job of holding a pretty Easter wreath at eye level.

Know what I'm saying?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 1 Day to Go

Eggstravaganza starts tomorrow morning!
Date: Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Klein United Methodist Church, 5920 FM 2920, Spring, TX

That gives me just enough time to show you one more thing. Dragonflies!

Wait, no, I meant this one more thing--a Mr & Mrs book for that favorite couple getting ready to tie the knot.

But wait! What about the new popular baby names series? I need to show you that, too!

And the book wreath--perfect for hanging on the hospital door to welcome that new arrival...

and it has an interchangeable center, like this cute little Easter ducky, so baby can enjoy it for years to come!

But wait, there's more. But wait, I'm running out of time.

Just come to Eggstravaganza on Wednesday and see for yourself! Don't miss it!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 2 Days to Go

This is what it looked like at my house yesterday.

Rain. Dreary. Bleh.

And here's what it looked like at my house today.


Admit it. Sunshine is fabulous. Especially on a clear spring day when the temperatures are below 80 and the humidity is still tolerable. April is why we live in Houston.

And sunshine is why I made this book!

Sunshine with a twist! Just to make room for a few other words.

And a few flowers in the corner.

Hollow kusudama. Bright orange with white insides.

All on a bright yellow, sunshiny book.

Available for you in just 2 DAYS at Eggstravaganza!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 3 Days to Go

Here comes Peter Cottontail!

With his eponymous hindquarters...

...and ears that won't quite fit under that book.

Waiting to meet you at Eggstravaganza in 3 days!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 4 Days to Go

If you come to Eggstravaganza on Wednesday, April 9, you'll be able to get your hands on some of my customers' all time favorites, like...


And this year you Baylor fans are covered, too. Check out the new...

Get there early!!

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 5 Days To Go

More flowers!

Bright colors!

Spiky petals!

For sale at Eggstravaganza in colors guaranteed to brighten your bookshelf. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 6 Days To Go

A couple of years ago when I decided I wanted to start making paper flowers, the first kind I made were these:

I still like them. Very simple with a bright jewel in the center.

I make them with very thin wire so they look good in all kinds of vases. Vases made of wood...

...and vases made of books.

I like to mass them together in a big jumble.

You can too. Just come buy some at the Eggstravaganza. April 9.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Eggstrvaganza Countdown: 7 Days To Go

Lots of tiny folded pieces.  

Pieced together to make five petaled lovelies. 

And crowned with a dazzling jewel. 

Because butterflies need a place to land. 

Eggstravaganza in one week. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eggstravaganza Countdown: 8 Days To Go

Guess what these are.

They're my shelves in my workshop full of RDCB pages that I've removed from books that I folded. 

I have boxes of them now. 

And stacks on tables. 

But check out my new obsession. 

Butterflies made of RDCB pages!

I love them! I've added a magnet to the back of them so you can pin them to your fridge. 

Or hold your favorite picture to your bulletin board. 

And they'll be on sale at the Eggstravaganza next week. 

Butterflies are free!  Well actually $2 each.