Saturday, November 14, 2009

Super Money by Gamma Two Games, Vancouver, B.C.

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This game is pretty cool to play. Made by a Canadian game company, Gamma Two Games LTD out of Vancouver BC

Game is for 2-6 players: ages 10- adult

Super Money ~~
Enter the world of the financial elite~ speculate in foreign currencies and control the economic destiny of countries!

Requires 6 tokens and thats it!!

Box is in wonderful condition and all parts are in excellent condition! The box was created to store in a bookshelf!

If you love money board games this one is for you :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reliving the Good Ol' Days

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Have you noticed when you listen to a favorite old song from way back when, when you were growing up you could almost feel yourself there again? Or maybe an old TV show you used to watch? I feel that way when I play some of the old games we used to play when we were kids. :)

I found these games from the 80's trivia craze dayz. You remember when you played Trivial Pursuit or Super Quiz?

Trivial Pursuit was just too hard for a kid my age but Super quiz was waay better and easier. At least I could answer some of the questions and I felt a lot smarter at the end of the game. When I played Trivial Pursuit... well it was just too hard for a 10yr old.

You can recapture those feelings you had in those days with these two games. Super Quiz and Super Quiz II. See it here in Etsy.com

Each box has 6 categories. The Super Quiz II has 3 expertise levels in 6 categories. Mostly Music, TV, Spelling, Famous People, Leisure & Travel, Pot Luck

And Super Quiz has Sports, History, Science, Geography, Words, Movies

Here in my Etsy shop

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Goldmine In Crafting Supplies

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I am always on the look out for sales and deals on my favorite mediums to work with. My eyes are automatically scanning everywhere I go for the bright twinkle of beads and bold color yarns.

The other day I was in my local thrift shop, which happens to be in a small room at the back of one of the heritage churches in my little town of Clinton. On that particular day, they were holding their monthly "bag sale".

If you are not clear on what a "bag sale" is all about I will tell you. At the particular shop I visit, a lady welcomes you at the door with a smile and a white, plastic, grocery bag. Anything you can get into the bag is on sale. Fill the bag and tie it. They are adamant that you must be able to tie the bag. Each bag costs $3.00. They have a limit of 5 bags per person.

Personally, I love thrift stores. I know for a fact, that no matter how much money I make, I will always go to thrift shops and second hand stores. I find all kinds of cool and interesting things there. If you are into anything "vintage", then you probably know what I'm talking about.

But on this particular day that I was in there, I found a mountain of brand new yarn. I was in crocheters heaven! I found balls and balls of matching lots. I found baby yarn, Red Heart yarn, Astra yarn, and gorgeous yarns for sweaters.

I filled the bags and I had about 4 bags full! WOWeee!

My head has been spinning ever since planning and deciding what to create with each different color. On Sunday, I spread all the yarn out that I bought and what I already have stored here at home to see what looks good together. Checking to see if I already had some of the same yarn types and weights to make a larger project and just reveling in the wonderful colors of yarns!

Okay I was a bit distracted off my original idea for this post by all that yarn. LOL

Not only did I find all that lovely yarn, but I also found more than 10 packages of brand new and sealed hem /eam facings. Many many colors and sizes.

You can see from the pictures how much stuff I crammed into those 4 bags. But I was taking it all! LOL

If you were to take the time to add up what I could have spent going to a retail store for the same amount of yarn. Whew!

Let's say each ball of yarn costs an average of $3 each (and that doesn't include taxes which is 12% here) and each seam binding is about $1 ea.
There were about 54 full balls of yarn. I counted only the ones that had at least 3/4 unused.

I would have spent a little over $160 dollars and another $10 for the binding packages.

I picked it all up for a mere $12.

So my point is, don't over look thrift stores. Sometimes people just want to thin out their collection of stuff and give it away. Im really glad they gave it to the thrift store though. It not only benefited me and my compulsive yarn habbit but it also helped a charity in my local area.

A win win for everyone!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pretty Flowered Granny Square Blanket

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Nothing is cuter than Granny Squares.

This is a blanket for a baby girl. Crocheted in a medium purple and multi mixed confetti colored 100% acrylic yarns.

Most of the squares are the traditional Granny Squares and some of the squares are Flowered Granny Squares.

Although these types of blankets work up fairly quickly, they do use quite a bit of yarn.

This particular blanket measures approx. 33 inches square


You can see the listing for this blanket here.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sweet Lil Baby Girl's Rose Hat and Sweater Set

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I have to say this has got to be the cutest set I have ever made. This is a 100% one of a kind creation of mine.

This is a medium weight sweater, perfect for spring or fall. Its been crocheted with a very fine yarn 100% acrylic in little tiny double crochet stitches.
When I finished the sweater and hat, they seemed to be missing something. It was already a very feminine looking set and I wanted it to have a splash of color. I could have added several other different accents to the set of different mediums but I wanted it to be easy to care for by its new owner. Pretty dainty crocheted roses seem to fit the set the best.

I think its the crocheted roses that make this a real eye catcher. I can see it on a precious new spring baby on Easter Sunday.

This sweater set will fit newborns up to 6mos old. Depending on the baby.

Measurements are approx.




Sleeve 5" inches long
from Cuff to Cuff 19" across
from neck to bottom 8" inches
Armpit to bottom 5.5" inches
See the set here on Etsy.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Favorite Beaded USA Flag Lighter Cover

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This has got to be my favorite lighter cover I have done so far. Even though I am a Canadian, I love the bold, unique USA flag. It's stunning. So of course I created a lighter cover all beaded and cute. It certainly covers up those ugly bic lighters and turm them into beautiful pieces of art that stimulate conversation.
This one fits the regular size bic lighter (which is Not included in the listing)

The entire cover is beaded including the bottom strap.
I love these.
Black beads are used as a strap on the bottom of the cover.

Make wonderful gifts for anyone including yourself.

Shipping is FREE Worldwide on lighter covers

Every Farm Needs a Bull.

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Every farm needs a bull.

My son has his own talents. Someone bought him some clay for Christmas one year.
He decided he wanted to make some fridge magnets with it. The smart little cookie took a bull off of an old trophy someone had from the 4H club. He pressed the bull into clay. Then he let that dry then painted and glazed it. Voila! A mold to make many many bulls. Wasn't that clever?

Then he pressed the clay back into his mold making sure every little nook and craney had clay in it. Ever so carefully he pulled the clay out and fixed any little cracks or tears that happened. He would then dry them, paint and glaze them and glue a magnet onto the back. Aren't they cute?

He did the same thing with horses, cows and cowboys riding horses. They are simply adorable.

This magnet is about 3.5 inches high with a good strong magnet to hold your grocery list on the fridge. His listing is here in my etsy shop

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ying Yang Cigarette Lighter Cover

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Some of the things from the 60s decade are just as cool now as they were then. Even more so cuz now they are considered "Retro".
I designed this Ying Yang lighter cover and beaded it myself. Its a one of a kind item. I didn't even write the pattern out.

Its done in a pearlized white bead with regular white and black beads for the symbol. The ying yang is featured on both sides of the lighter cover. It will fit the standard size Bic Lighters.

The lighter itself can not be mailed so obviously its not included with purchase. You can see my Etsy listing here. I have a couple of different lighter covers as well listed there you may like to check out. I ship my lighter covers with free shipping.


Cool Faux Raffia Tote Bag

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This is a very interesting round tote bag. I crocheted it with a plastic type of a faux raffia. Its very light and durable. You could carry a lot of groceries or stuff to the beach in this baby! Measures approx. 11 inches deep and 11 inches in diameter.

You can see my Etsy Listing here

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