Chilly here today, our coldest day of the winter so far. We even have an inch of snow on the ground from last night, our first of the season. A fire is steadily going in the fireplace, heating up the home. I set up a little table by the fire with my sewing machine so I can spend the week making some more of these...
I appreciate all the advice and tips I received from so many of you. I think my little sawdust quilt pillow turned out cute. I still need to hand stitch the opening where I stuffed it with a sawdust pillow, you can see it on the left in the picture above. I found a way to make it work and it truly is something that the pioneers would do... I'll be back later with details on how I did it.
My friend Katie and I went to an antique mall in Wagoner, a town where we had not been antiquing yet. I found this mini strainer for $2. It's only about 3" and so darn cute! I have never seen one so small.
What would one use such a little piece for? To strain into a mason jar? It really looks tiny with the rest of my strainer/sifter collection.
I was so excited to find this awesome slaw cutter at a great price! I have been looking at them all year long but the prices have been more than I want to pay. I haven't found any that are hinged like this. We found 3 hinged slaw cutters in that one little mall!
It had a $20 price tag, marked down to $10!! So I grabbed it! I just LOVE old wood patina.
This lovely (not!) sewing basket was marked down to $2.50. I'm not into dragons, especially ones that are falling apart...
But... the inside of this sewing basket is a beautiful worn blue velour fabric and looks much better displayed like this...
The jar of antique buttons was part of a Christmas gift from my niece (we draw names). I love the little size of it, so cute!
I'll be back soon with a post about RAK's: Random Acts of Kindness. =]
Time for me to get hopping. My middle school daughter has a basketball game in a town 1 hour away!! =/ That's not even round trip. It's gonna take us a good solid hour driving on the interstate with a speed limit of 75 to get there. Yuck!! That's all I have to say about that. But I will do anything for my baby girl so it's time to get the cupcakes baking. I bake treats for the team for them to have after every game. Just a little something to show that we love them and support them.
I hope you all are staying warm and cozy inside your homes during this winter storm blast we had last night. I noticed on the radar that it started way down in Oklahoma with us and went straight north all the way to Canada, it was a huge stretch as it swept across the US. My first thought was of you, all my blogging friends... hoping you were safe and warm in your homes. Bundle up girls~