Thrifting finds 10-3-15

I found a few cool things while thrifting today!

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The best find was a set of 2 original 1980s My Little Ponies. One of them is a white Earth pony with pink hair and a circular heart cutie mark, and the other is a white flocked pegasus with bright red hair and palm trees on her butt. I’ll have to hit up the collector sites to figure out their names and dates.

I love the finished cross stitch of the name KELLY, accented with cute Precious Moments style characters. I’ll get it cleaned up and nicely framed, and maybe it will make a cute Christmas gift for some little Kelly out there. 🙂

The purse is a cute beaded clutch from the 60s-70s. It has a small stain on the back, but I’m pretty sure it will clean up just fine. The three hearts are 80s Syroco style plastic wall hangings. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll sell them vintage as-is, or repaint them in prettier colors (perhaps pink and white, or two shades of pink?).

I also found a little pack of glue sticks for 10 cents. I love finding crafting supplies for next to nothing!

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

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Halloween handmade ornaments!

It’s September, the weather is starting to cool, and the leaves will be falling soon. And that means the approach of one of the most fun holidays: Halloween! I’ve been designing and sewing spooky ornaments, perfect for Halloween decorating or parties! 🙂

First up are these skulls. Spooky, but still cute!

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Then two sets of black cats, one with orange and one with zombie green.

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And these aren’t specifically Halloween related, but I also have a set of colorful autumn leaves.

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What are your Halloween decorating plans?

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

Cozy Cabin Crates

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I’ve got a fun new project to announce! I’m participating in a handmade goodie subscription box with a group of other talented Etsians. They’re called “Cozy Cabin Crates”, and they’re filled with a variety of fun and useful handmade things. 🙂

The box for October has a halloween cat ornament from my shop PeachPod, a cool skull candle, a package of wax melts, and a bar of handmade soap from Cozy Custom Candles, a container of handmade salve from The Sacred Starseed, and a crocheted kitchen scrubbie from The Beanie Hut.

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We’re planning to do a different goodie box each month, themed for each upcoming holiday. Should be fun! Check them out here.

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

Fox redesign

I redesigned my fox pins! I’ve always liked my felt fox brooches, but I thought they looked a bit too catlike. With this redesign, I think they look a lot more foxy. 🙂 Foxes are so popular that it can be challenging to come up with a unique design, but I’m pleased with what I’ve made here.

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What do you think? Here are some more pics.

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For reference, here is what the original foxes look like. Cute, but basically just a cat…?

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

Craft Show – Vinton Farmers Market 6/13/15

I had a table at the spring craft show at the farmers market in Vinton Va this past Saturday. Here are some pics. Keep in mind that I’m still perfecting my displays and table setup. 🙂

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This was the handmade half of the table. The keychain spinner rack is just off to the left…somehow I missed getting it into the pic!

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A closeup on some of the handmade items. The blankets and dishcloths were made by my mother. I had a clearance basket filled with items that I’ve discontinued or have changed the design of. Ignore the tape gun; it wasn’t there after setup!

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My barrette and hair clip display. It was breezy that day, so some of them were twisting side to side on the ribbons! :O

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This is the vintage half of the table. I love finding old needlepoint and cross stitch pictures at estate and yard sales, then cleaning them up and framing them nicely. The bigger ones were on top of the table, while the smaller ones were displayed on a metal rack in front of the table.

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I had my Square reader ready to go! 🙂

Now here’s the plot twist…after all that work, I did terribly. I sold literally nothing. NOTHING! My mother made $3 on some dish cloths, but I made $0. *sad trombone noise* It wasn’t just me, though…traffic was super slow, and some of the crafters packed up and left way early.

Oh well. This was a tiny show at a small farmers market so I’m trying not to get discouraged. I’ll keep an eye out for bigger, better shows were I might have more success!

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

Rainbow of Teddy Bears

Speaking of keychains, here is a rainbow of cute bears that I finished this morning. These guys are headed off to a customer in the UK!

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My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty