Weekend Crafting, Fabric and Thrifting

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dyed Bottle Brush Trees by Jeni Baker
Dyed Bottle Brush Trees, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Sunday! Hope you're all having an enjoyable weekend! We're trying to get back into the swing of things.  Having my Mom here last week was awesome, I'm glad it won't be too much longer and we'll be going home!  Michael didn't even have to work much this weekend, so it was nice having him home.

I finally added glitter to some of my newly dyed bottle brush trees.  I love how they turned out! I still need to add glitter to the other half.  I used this tutorial for bleaching and dyeing (with Rit).  I had some trees on hand already and the rest I found in the dollhouse section at Hobby Lobby.

Art Gallery Elements
Art Gallery Elements, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Did a little shopping last week. Stocked up on some new-to-me colors of Art Gallery Fabrics Oval and Nature Elements.  I love, love, love the purple one.  It's orchid bloom nature element!

Thrifting by Jeni Baker
Thrifting, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Last week my Mom and I hit up my regular thrift and antique shops, and ventured to a few out of town ones.  We didn't find too much, but came home with a few things! I was so excited to finally find a turquoise lotus dish, and I had to add the floral tin (it's Clinique so I don't think it's vintage) to my growing tin collection.  The vintage sheets have all been added to the shop!

Cathrineholm Bowl by Jeni Baker
Cathrineholm Bowl, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Finding this beautiful Cathrineholm bowl (it's 11"!) made me want to scream like a little girl.  It's in absolutely pristine condition and considering, it was really reasonably priced.  A matching platter will be under the tree for me later this month :)

Michael and I by Jeni Baker
Michael and I, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I realized the other day that as much as I talk about Michael, I've never posted a photo of us together! Since it was unseasonably warm today (56!), we went to the Madison zoo for a bit.  It was really nice getting out of the house, and seeing the penguins!

George by Jeni Baker
George, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
George bun has such a tough life! So sleepy!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Lavender lotion
Sound of: Harry Potter 5 audiobook
Taste of: Hot Chocolate
Sight of: Sunshine
Feel of: Fresh air

Good Things about Today:
- Saw red pandas at the zoo!
- Watched Elf!
- Sewed a bit!
- The sun came out today!


  1. Wow! Michael!! So fun to see you! Sweet George bun!!

  2. How nice to spend the day at the zoo! The Red Panda exhibit is my very favorite at our zoo!!

  3. In the words of the M&M characters..."he DOES exist!"
    Btw, Y'all are such a cute couple!

  4. The bowls you found are fabulous!! The tin may not be vintage but it's pretty and that's all we really care about :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  5. All lovely things. I love those trees. you guys are a perfect match! Cute photo.

  6. Hahaha! I totally bought that same tin at the thrift store about two weeks ago and thought of you when I got it! :) Glad you found one of your own!

  7. Love the bowl and the little trees. You and Micheal looks so cute together and George ~ such a darling sweetie!

  8. cutest scores ever! and you and michael are so cute. :) I didn't know madison had red pandas! cool!

  9. Great finds! I love your little tress. And George so cute.

  10. You and M are so cute! And so are your happy trees!! I'm glad you had a great week!

  11. I love the picture of you two! :) Oh my, it looks like you had some great finds... the bowl is fantastic! That is so funny... my sister and I dyed bottle brush trees last week, too. It was so fun and easy!

  12. Nice to see a picture of Michael and know what he looks like. I think there was a photo of him very early on in your blog - maybe at a basketball game, but it has been a long time. Reason I know is because I started reading your blog from the beginning not too long ago. I love those fabrics and added them to my growing list of fabrics to look for when shopping on line and the bottle brush trees are cute as they can be. And George, what can I say besides, "Ahhhh". N


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