Friday, March 28, 2008

Crafty, thrifty books

I hope you all had a wonderful, lovely Easter. The tulip greens are just pushing up above the surface of the earth here in the piney mountains of Northern Arizona. I have been ready for Spring for at least six weeks now! Bring on the yard sales too!!!

One of my favorite thrift store pastimes is to browse the books section. You never know what kind of treasure troves of crafty knowledge you'll find. On a recent journey, I was lucky enough to find the goodies below....Making Old Fashioned Dolls is jam packed with inspiration! Just look at a few of the completed projects in the pics below.... Since I typically prefer to create dolls in miniature, I think I might try my own version of these beauties in a tinier scale....

Another great find were the POP POM books pictured below. I have of course seen the sweet newer versions of pom pom creatures created by wonderful artisans. I actually went out and bought a couple of skeins of yarn after leafing through these... Now if I ever actually get around to making one, you'll be the first to know!!!

I am way overdue in posting, as usual. And I still need to follow up on more more tag. Since it is another "6 random things" I am going to hold off for a bit until I can think of 6 things interesting enough about me to share. It's always fun to get tagged though!

Hope your weekends are all off to a good start! I'll be spending part of my weekend working on a bit of a blog makeover... Stop in on Monday to see what is new, and hopefully, improved.


Michelle said...

Oh, I love that book on old fashioned dolls! How amazing! Be sure and show results!

Marie Rayner said...

wonderful treasures Jenny, especially the book on Old Fashioned Dolls!! What a wonderful find that is! Lucky you! Can't wait to see what pretties you create for us!

Lori said...

the doll book looks amazing:) i can't wait to do the yard sales too!!!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Pom Pom people are so fun! And I love the old fahioned doll book. What neat finds!

kari and kijsa said...

What a great book find! Have a grea weekend!

kari & kijsa

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

The tulips will be beautiful when they bloom!!!!Happy Spring to you!!!


vivian said...

speaking of miniature dolls darling.. I am hosting the miniature doll and bear swap now. sign ups through the week! You should join!
I want that book you have!

Anonymous said...

come check out my new swap!!
It is called Enchanted!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

It is fun to find great old books for a dollar or so! I know you will translate whatever is in them in a cute wonderful way Jenny :)