I love everything about the summer in general. And every summer about this time when it comes to visiting flea markets, or loppis as we say in Swedish, I feel a flea market crush coming on…. I love a good loppis and would love to spread the Loppis Love by inviting you to visit one […]
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Category: Thrift & Recycle
To thrift means buying second hand (used, discarded, vintage) items at flea markets or thrift shops. To Recycle is to take care of Earths limited resources. Let’s use our creativity and look for cheap finds and fun re-usable items together.
I love dye that you just poor into water and use as it is. This is “Flamenco Pink” my favorite after “Golfish orange”. Yum! Related PostsCollage: Blue Dragonflies Serendipity gloves – to redo a slipover I caught The Teesha Bug – atchoo!
People will question the fact that you want to “destroy” a book on purpose. They think of books as sacred things. Not as everyday items but something to keep “for ever”. This is a beautiful thought, I agree, but not all books are meant for an eternity on your shelf. I read way more than […]
Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. Lawrence Block I used to make spiral bound notebooks out of old book covers found at flea markets (still have a few left in my Etsy Shop). Love […]
As I was looking through old photos I found this Christmas card I did a few years ago. Now I can’t remember who I sent it to, but I remember not liking it at all, probably because it doesn’t have any pink or glitter… :-) Today as I see it with new eyes I absolutely […]
The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted finds, even though I have a whole category about thrifting where I used to show […]
My ring binders after a bit of transformation with pretty fabric and some glue… They turned out really darn pretty, don’t you think? Wanna do the same with your ugly ring binders or folders? Okay, this is a descriptive tutorial post for you then! Find a nice sturdy cotton fabric, take out those ugly ring […]
Can you believe I did not have a planner during last year – at all? Crazy I know! I did draw a grid of some months in my diary instead, adding tabs to find them between all the writing. This system has worked for short term planning but not for goal-setting or getting a proper […]
Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic. Hans Hofmann I used to buy anything that was unpainted wood at thrift stores. […]
Wonky chickens on my computer. They just wanted to say hi! Or what are they saying? Previosly on the blog: Eastery Ideas Related PostsI brought all of this home Thrifted at an Outdoor Flea Market Treasure Hunting at the Flea Market
Wallpapers could go on the wall, but nah… that’s not what I’m talking about here! There are many interesting things to create with ye’ ol’ wallpapers. For example, instead of using ugly envelopes I sometimes wrap things that I’m sending in the mail in wallpaper, like this: Sending stuff is much more fun when you […]
Time for a thrifty post, don’t you think?! Mom thrifted this box for me. It’s a little archive box that is so handy to have! I really like the size and the patterned paper on it, I’m filling it with small pieces of collage ephemera. Neat-o! The inside of the Archive Box. No labels yet, […]