Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hi everyone,

I've been doing more videos than I have blog posts lately.  If you want to see my videos you can find them here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/kerles211?feature=mhee

My computer died last Wednesday night.  I've been using family member's computers when I can.  I'm hoping my computer will be fixed in a couple of days.  I have a bunch of videos that I want to make and upload.

I was at Charlton Park Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  The park is truly my favorite place in the world.  Check it out at www.charltonpark.org. 

Hopefully soon I will be able to post more pictures etc of various projects that I have completed or have in the works.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Yard sale haul

Hi everyone,

I hope you are having a fun 4th of July weekend!  Yesterday I went to a mini golf place with my husband, son, and two brothers.  We played mini golf, arcade games, had lunch, and the boys hit some balls on the driving range.  It was fun but really really hot.  It was 94 degrees yesterday.  We are not used to that heat.

On our way home we stopped at a yard sale/rummage sale.  A lot of the prices were high but they had some really interesting things.  This is what we bought:

I didn't see a price tag on this box so I asked how much they wanted.  The man said he had $10 on it but would take $5.  So, I paid $5 for this box of goodies.

Some of the $5 box contents.

The basket has lots of buttons in it.

This was in the $5 box also.

All of this was in a box for $2

Container and hardware for $4

50 cents.

I'll use this stuff for all sorts of fun projects.

Friday, June 24, 2011

More garage sale finds!

Hi everyone,

I went to a yard sale this morning where everything was 50 cents!  They had some great stuff.  I bought a photo album, cake carrier, cupcake carrier, a shelf, butterflies, shutter, and stool for $3.50.


This little shelf was this color.  I didn't do anything to it.  The bottles are the ones that my Aunt gave to me during her yard sale.  Another Aunt has a ton of embossing powder and let me take some of each color.  I am using these bottles to store it.

My Aunt Sheila was at a yard sale where a lady was selling her cricut.  I got the little cricut with one cartridge and the Design Studio software.  She bought it a year ago for about $155.  I got a good deal.  It had never been opened.  I opened all of the packaging and took the cardboard out etc.  It is all brand new.

The same Aunt told me about a huge crafting sale.  A lady's mother in law must have crafted constantly.  They have a huge garage packed full of craft supplies.  The prices were really good too.  They had a ton of fabric, lace, and trim.  They were selling the lace for 10 or 20 cents per yard depending on the width.

I got the red scrapbook and a deck of card for free.  The clothes pins in this picture were 50 cents.  I got twice as many regular clothes pins with the metal piece for 25 cents.  The book in this picture is all about the year 1946.  It's an encyclopedia Brittanica, Book of the Year.  It was $1.

The lace/trim that I bought at that sale is on the right.  It cost $3.  The lace on the left came from Goodwill for $1.99.  That's the only thing I bought at Goodwill today.

This melting pot was $1 at the crafty sale.  It was marked $5.99 from Michaels.

I watch alot of craft, goodwill, and thrift store hauls on You Tube.  A lot of those ladies would have gone NUTS over the lace at this sale.  There was a ton of it and it was gorgeous.  The price wasn't bad either.

Garage sale finds and mini scrapbook

I bought these things from a rummage sale at COA (commission on aging).
Shadow box: $1.50
Mirror: 10 cents
Necklace: $1

The necklace has 10 chains and 11 charms that I will use for all sorts of projects.


I bought this at a garage sale for 50 cents.  I took the dried plants out of it.  I'm going to use it for storage of craft supplies or in my bedroom.  Haven't decided yet.

I made this mini with items sent to me by Stephanie (scrappinmomof2 on You Tube).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Garage sale finds

There was a garage sale advertised in the paper for today only.  They opened at 8:30 and had some craft stuff.  I had to be to work at 8:30 this morning so I asked my husband to go check it out for me.  He did and said that they didn't have much.  When I got home I asked him if he bought any thing and he did!  He picked out perfect things for perfect prices!  He did such a good job.  Love my hubby!

Brand new acrylic paint set:  50 cents
Brand new stamp pad: 25 cents
Brand new set of four stamps: $1
The cardboard in the background is from the back of notebooks.  It was free.  The 1971 & 1972 diaries/calendars were also free.  He also bought me a cream and sugar white/milk glass set for $1.


Then we went to a neighboring town that was having community yard sales. 

Large stack of Stampin' Up 8 1/2 x 11 paper for $5 at a garage sale
Wooden dominos: $0.79 at Goodwill
Box for altering: $0.79 at Goodwill


Books: 10 cents each
Bag of lace, trims, & ribbon: 25 cents
Snowflakes: 5 cents
Two tape measures: 10 cents each

I can use everything for all sorts of different projects.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Garage sale find

Hi everyone,

This is the thing I forgot to get a picture of for the last post.  I bought this at the yard sale I went to this morning.  It cost 10 cents.  The lady said "Oh, you're buying Grandma and Grandpa".  I asked her if she was sure she wanted to sell her Grandparents.  She was sure.  I'll use them in some sort of collage shadow box sort of thing.


Garage sale finds!

Hi everyone,

There was an ad in the paper for a garage sale with craft items.  I never find garage sales with much in the way of craft supplies.  I hit the jackpot.

Books (25 cents each):
Tim Allen, Don't Stand Too Close To A Naked Man
Something of Value, Ruark
Agatha Christies Detectives, Five Complete Novels


I watch videos on You Tube by Heather at The Paper Castle.  She shows all sorts of things that she buys at yard sales and sells on E-bay.  She always buys playing cards.  When I was a kid Dad and Mom had a set of Kem cards that we were only allowed to play with when we played with an adult.  Now Les and I have a set of Kem cards that he won a few years ago.  I bought these two sets today for $1 each.  The other two decks were $0.50 each.  The Canasta deck has an original price tag of $0.89!

There are all sorts of good things in these tubs.  The tub of elastic was only 25 cents.  The other two were $1.50 each.

The bag that is marked $1 is full of old sewing items with great advertising etc.  Lots of sewing needles in paper sleeves.

I got one other thing that I want to show but I forgot to get a picture of it.  I'll do that and add it later.