Monday, April 2, 2012

New finds...

Hi Everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  I am in the process of getting ready for my first ever Spring Craft Fair.  I've only ever done fall shows so I'm having a bit of trouble deciding what exactly to make and take to this fair.  It's one I've never been to (not even as a shopper) so I really don't know what I'm getting myself into.  And it's a two day fair.  Again, something I haven't done before.  So I also don't know how much stuff to take.  I am trying to make sure I have enough inventory and a variety. 

On that note, one of the things I've been taking to all my fairs are my version of a message/picture board.  Which I've shared with you here and here.  On my lunch break today, I stopped by one of the antique/junk shops to see if he had any frames available..and this is what I walked away with.
 I could make them, but why not recycle existing frames, if I can find them.
 Some of the time the frames are very ornate, but this time they all have simple lines.
 But I like the variety of shapes and sizes.
 This one needs a bit of work but I couldn't pass up the price.
 And this one is oak, but I have no problem painting it.
So with some paint, wire and clips, these will all be turned into my version of message boards or for pictures or art work.  There are just so many possibilities.  I will show them to you once I'm done. 

If it doesn't rain tonight, tomorrow my dad and I will be putting fertilizer on all the pastures.  We won't be getting calves this year due to the high cattle prices, so instead we will be putting up hay.  And since Spring arrived so early here, if the rain holds up, we should be have several good cuttings of hay. 
This is a picture from last year.  So hopefully we'll see sights like this several times this year.  We're hoping for a good hay year.  And the part for my saw will be here later this week so hopefully I'll have some new projects to share soon!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Smell-o-puter.... I can smell the cut hay.


  2. Lol at Bliss of course !
    I'm sure the Spring Fair will go well - you're so creative.
    Looking forward to seeing your new picture boards, I checked out the other two - great idea.

  3. great frames! :) hope ya get lots of fabulous hay!


  4. You have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog today...