Sunday, October 12, 2008

Show And Tell Monday







Hi, I hope everyone had a gorgeous fall weekend! It was just perfect here. Its just the best time of year:) My birthday was on tuesday the 7th, but its turned out to be birthday week. I have been taken out to dinner every night, taken to the movie and received some beautiful gifts. So it was a great week. But this weekend I managed to get a few things done, so I will post a couple of things I have been up to.



Friday night I went to this Italian restuarant and we were a little early before it opened so we walked over to this great discount and overstock store Big Lots, if you have them in your area you know how fun they can be. I found these two books. One is about vintage fabrics and decorating or craft projects to do with these fabrics. The second is a book filled with all kinds of vintage jewelry from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. Just tons of inspiration in both of these books and they were each 5.00. Next I made another pair of dragon fly earrings with swarovski crystals. I need to get these posted on my website today. And last is a bracelet I made for myself. I had one handmade pink glass flower left in my stash, and I love these so much I wanted to make sure I have one. I also found this sterling silver disc with the word "friend" on it. Since its my last name I have had it sitting around waiting for a time to use it. I was out today and got some adorable Christmas beads, so look for some cute holiday stuff next week. Have a beautiful week and happy creating..........gail

21 comments:

Susan said...

Love the jewelry...we have Big Lots, but it is Big Lots of Cr*p! LOL! I am now up to 5 baby squirrels...UPS? Fed Ex?? USPS??? I will gladly ship...
LOL! I really do need those flying monkeys!
Susan *dutchrose*

Debbie said...

Hi Gail....I love shopping at Big Lots too! How nice to have birthday all week long. :)

Hugs,
Debbie

PS: Love your earrings!

Susie said...

Hi Gail! My birthday is still going on too. Wished we lived closer so we could meet for a lady's tea and celebrate together. Great show and tell.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

HI Gail. So glad to hear you had such a wonderful birthday week! Love your new items - good for you for saving one for yourself.

BTW, our local Big Lots is not so great either. You are lucky!

lisa said...

Gail

I love the new jewelry, it's beautiful.

Kath Kidston is one of my favs.

I have never been in a Big Lot's, but heard that you can get some pretty good deals.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Cottage Flair said...

The books you found look fun. We have Ocean State Job Lot. With a little digging, you can sometimes find some good stuff. The jewels are beautiful. Love the friend bracelet.
Jennifer

Carolee Crafts said...

I love your jewellery creations adn good luck with the bargain hunting.

Shell said...

So glad you had a great birthday. Those books look wonderful and of course, your jewelry is to die for!
Have a great week creating.
Hugs to you my friend.
Shell

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Hi Gail I have to say my favorite is your pink friend bracelet although both are lovely!

Patricia said...

We have a Big Lots but I don't go very often. Have never found anything of use to me. I wish!
The dragon fly earrings are adorable.

Pat

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Gail,
So glad you had a great BD week!!! May as well celebrate while we can. Life is just too short!!! I love Big Lots. We have several down here. They carry furniture and everything. I love the dragonfly earings!!!
Inka

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Gail, good score on the books. I have never been to that store. I will have to check one out. k

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

OH JUST beautiful ! Have I told you how much I am enjoying my necklace and earrings?

Big Lots...sigh I have a love/hate relationship with that place :)


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Silena said...

HI Gail, Happy Birthday, my friend!! Your jewelry is awsome, as usual. I truly love the dragon flies...oooh, so pretty and I'm happy your gave yourself a birthday gift. Your bracelet is, also, gorgeous. And the books look like great inspiration...Oh how I love books. Have a great and peaceful week!!

Shabby Shan said...

Gail,
It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday week! Your jewelry is very pretty!

Shannon

Craft Diva said...

lucky you! books and a pretty bracelet!

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

LOL Gail I nearly bought that Kath Kidston book from Big Lots myself! I'd rather have some of her gorgeous fabrics for real though.....;0)
Glad you had a wondermous birthday week! xoxo Andie

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Happy Belated Birthday! It's nice you have treats all week! The books you've got is such a great catch! Have a good week ahead.

Pei Li

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lovely post and lovely jewelry. Wonderful Halloween post, filled with ghoulish delight. I feel like just like a kid again going from blog to blog picking up such delightful treats. Happy Halloween. Karen

Lilli Blue said...

Nice. You really went all out.I saw a squirrel running in the back yard and thought "Ah....one of Gail's friends' LOL Lilli

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed your Halloween Tale and am so called I stopped by. Your blog is lovely. Hopre you have a wonderful Halloween !!!