Monday, 13 April 2009
Find that craft stash where ever it is hiding!
Now I don't want you to think that I'm losing it a bit today with this post by putting up a picture of a ,well it has to be said, nasty old slipper! That is a picture of one of my old pair of slippers which I have finally replaced with a lovely new squeaky clean pair. The reason I am sharing my 'work shoes'(err that is an old joke here in Funky Hand Towers because I work from home so my 'work shoes' are my slippers..Ian is just jealous!!) with you is because in these days where we are all having to pick and choose carefully where we spend our craft stash money there can be wonderful stash found in the most unlikely of places.
These slippers were covered in just loads of lovely tiny little pink beads, with a sharp pair of scissors I sat this afternoon at my craft desk and carefully cut them all off. I couldn't believe how many there were on them..
I filled a whole bead tub with them! Expect to see a lot of pink beads on my creations over the next few months. This isn't the first time I've salvaged stash from my outgoing old slippers..the pair before this were covered in heart shaped buttons and they were very handy at Valentines! So my message to you today is..before you throw out any piece of clothing, no matter how yucky!, take a little look at what is decorating it there's usually some lovely button, bead or other sort of decorative item that will sit very happily on your next crafty creation!
Talking of saving a bit of money I want to remind you that the Easter Sale on my website www.funkyhand.com where you can grab 15% off everything in the store ends tonight (Monday 13th April) at 10pm so get over there before then and grab yourself a bargain.
I'll be back very soon to tell you all about my new CD release 'Funky Word Books' and details of the live show on Ideal World Shopping Channel where it is going to be launched at the end of the month.
Speak again soon.