Saturday, May 17, 2008

Altered Items

This has to be one of my favorite times of the year! The weather is getting warmer, the leaves are popping open everywhere, flowers are in bloom, and I get to do some gardening! Another one of my favorite things to do! You see, I get to design in the garden as well...LOL.

Anyway back to my point of altered items. You see, this time of year not only are flowers popping up everywhere but so are rummage sales. I am not by nature a rummage sale kind of person. In fact before the past 2 years I can count on one hand the number of rummage sales I had been to. And then I began altering everything I could get my hands on! Man, there is nothing like hitting rummage sales for cool stuff. It is totally amazing what you can find for a quarter. I am in altering heaven after hitting a few of them just in my neighborhood alone! I use many of these items in my work with manufacturers to display in their booth at CHA. These are always such a hit because they are out of the ordinary. I've done clocks, and frames, and some "usual" items. But then I've done some unusual things too like altering a pie plate by weaving paper on the top to make a paper pie, then adding an altered rolling pin, recipe card, and pie server! A whole pie set that I got at a few rummage sales for about $3.00. (in fact this is the set pictured above)

So if you are not a rummage sale type and you are an altered items type......................well, you are missing out on some cool treasures. Hit a few sales, think outside the box and see what you can find. And I would love to see what you find so feel free to post a link to a picture you have. If you really want to be creative do a before and after photo for me! I'd love to see.


Colleen said...

Your altered items are so cute. I love the pie plate. I may have to try that.

From The Owls' Nest said...

the whole pie, roller and recipe is probably one of the cutest altered items I have seen to date!!!

Beth Norman said...

This is one amazing project. Talk about a tremendous amount of work. It's mind-blowing. Saw this on Cosmo Cricket's site so I googled your name, and here I am. You are truly talented.