Crafting Blues

I sometimes wonder if others who craft ever get the crafting blues. You know, when you want to do something in your craft room but you look around but cannot decide on anything in particular? Yup, that’s me right now. I honestly don’t know if it’s because I see hubs walk past me while I’m in my craft room and he just gives me these dirty looks all the time. He says I’m a hoarder and that I need to get rid of all this stuff. And when you try and explain to him that the stuff you are using are all tools he just looks at you like your crazy or something. BTW, I am married to a hoarder. He works at a wrecker yard where they scrap cars and most of the time he brings home all sorts of junk he finds in cars and car parts, tools, construction items, etc… But he calls ME the hoarder. That’s really funny.

Yes, I agree. I do have a lot of crafting stuff but most of it was up in the attic and when I decided to bring it all down so I could start using it he went nuts and started having an attitude about it. Now, think about that when I tell you that not even once have I even mentioned to him about all the crap he brings home on a regular basis. And when I say all of the crap I mean it ends up sitting in the living room or on the counter in the kitchen most of the time until I find a better spot for it. His clothes closet is full of tools. He has stacks of them on top of each other all over the bottom of the closet and on the shelves above. And he calls me a hoarder, lol. Yeah, uh, huh. sure. Whatever. LOL.

Anyway. I have been watching some videos on youtube of other people crafting and making journals and trying to get some sort of motivation about crafting but so far, nothing. I think it has something to do with the fact that I really don’t know what design esthetic I really like (where junk journals are concerned). I mean I made my first one after following a junk journal tutorial on youtube. It was very vintage feeling and very distressed inside and out to make it look old. And although I do like vintage stuff I tend to like retro stuff much more so maybe I should focus on doing that instead of vintage pieces.

Oh, that reminds me. I haven’t had any sales yet here in my shop. And the end of the giveaway is coming to an end very soon, so if anyone would like to be eligible for the giveaway you’ll need to spend at least $10 dollars worth of products in my shop before you’ll be eligible. BTW, I do have some digitals in my shop right now  for anyone who doesn’t want to buy a junk journal. Just thought you’d like to know that, lol.

Okay, well, I guess I better get back to trying to do something, lol. Take care everyone and hugs,

Sweet Garden tag by Mod Girl

FYI – The image above is called a “tag”.
It’s what I like to make in my online group where members can request one with there name on it.
They then use the “tag” to sign the emails (instead of writing out there name).

Time for a de-stash!

Okay folks. My craft room is in need of an over haul so I have to let a few things go. To start with, I recently picked up some vintage books from ebay and from thrift stores. You will find a lot of those for sale in my shop right now. I know the prices might seem a little high at first, but if you consider the fact that I am offering free shipping with everything I sell here in my shop, then those prices tend to make more sense.

Besides books, I also have some fabric de-stashing I want to do as well. But that’s going to take some time to pull all of it out from the boxes I have stashed all over my house. I used to be a quilter years ago so I have collected quite a bit of fabric in my life time, lol.

And, I don’t know if anyone would be interested in any crafting supplies, but I have a few of those that I will be letting go very soon too. I also have a rather large collection of ribbon that I need to de-stash. It’s going to take a little time to go through all of this stuff but as soon as I can, I will add all of those to my shop as well. So please keep checking back every now and then to see.

thanks and hugs, Mod Girl.

Another Book Haul from ebay!

I don’t know why but ebay (of all places) seems to be the “go to” place to find old books these days, lol. Besides all the vintage homemaking books I have collected off of ebay there were many children’s books that I have managed to snag as well. Below are a few previews of the ones I have currently found off ebay:

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There are a few of these old children’s books where the insides have scribbling  on them and the spines are starting to fall apart so I will probably make those into little junk journals and upload them to my shop later, but the other ones I will keep for my collection.

Besides all of these vintage little children’s books, I also found a few other vintage homemaking books as well:

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Free Gift With Every Purchase!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve made up a bunch of little mini junk journals. Some are good for keeping notes or making lists, and others are really small and heavily decorated with lace and vintage fabrics. Some are simple little journals you can grab and throw in your purse before you head to the store and a few are accordion style slender journals. A lot of these little journals  are covered in fabric while some are just covered with heavy scrapbook papers.

So, I was thinking that since it would be a waste of time trying to sell these tiny little things I would just give them away as free gifts for purchasing my products. So, here’s how that will work. For each order you make, you will receive 1 of these little journals as a gift from me. Nice, huh? In other words, the more stuff you buy from me, the more free stuff you’ll receive from me too, lol.

And for those of you who don’t like surprises I have included a few previews below of these little journals so you can see what I am talking about, lol:

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Itty Bitty Mini Junk Journals

Flea Market Finds + Book Haul

Hi guys, how’re you all doing? I went to the beach this weekend to visit some thrift stores and the flea market and snagged up a few things (mostly books, lol). And, I also went on to ebay this weekend and did some searches for old cook books and will you just look at what I came up with. BTW, the Better Homes and Gardens cook book (below) that have more than 1 preview, well I bought 4 of those in total, lol). Yeah, I kinda went a little crazy but each book was so cheap I couldn’t believe the prices they wanted for each one and some I actually had to bid on to get, but the prices were still very low.

  

All  the books below, I found at the flea market along with all the children’s books too.

I don’t have any previews for all the children’s books that I bought but some are very old. There were over a dozen or so Little Golden Books from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. And at the 1 thrift store that we visited I found almost a complete set of Child Craft encyclopedia’s from the 60’s and some old Ideals magazines and books from the 70’s too. There were 2 really old Webster’s dictionary’s that I picked up along with a few other Better Homes and Garden books. I still can’t get over this yumminess book haul, lol. Now, I have to get busy making some more stuff to put in my shop. Of course, I still have to wait a few more days before I get the books I got from ebay but I can get started on all the rest of it right now. woohoo. hugs, Mod Girl.

About Your Purchase

Some have asked about this so here you go. I no longer use shipping fees for my products because it’s too much of a hassle to do each time when I can increase the price on each product a little bit to afford all those shipping fees.

Also, because of the fees involved with shipping to other countries, I have decided against selling to anywhere else besides here at home in the USA. I know, I know., but I really can’t afford the high price of those shipping fees and I would be giving my stuff away for free or I would have to increase my prices so much that no one would be able to afford them if I did. So, I had to make a hard decision on that and this is what I came up with.

Now, with that said. There ARE ways around the shipping obstacle. If you have a friend that lives here in the states (USA) and would like to ask THEM to buy the product for you then you can figure it out later between the 2 of you on how to get that product to you later. AND, if you’re going to be coming to America for a visit you can always buy something here in my shop before you leave on your trip and have it sent to your friends house where you can collect it when you get here. See? Problem solved, lol.

Do you like scrapbook freebies?

I own the domain name ScrapbookFreebies.com so I thought I would bring it back to life and add some freebies to that site again. It was opened in the past but I closed it because I wanted people to leave me a comment and because no one ever did, I decided to close it. I think I should have thought about that decision before closing it but you know, it can become disheartening after sharing so many of my freebies with others and not even getting a single reply at all. So, anyway. That site of mine is back online again and you can go have a look see and download the freebies that are already added to it.

You can click on the image button below if you’re interested in visiting: