Sunday, July 17, 2011

An announcement

   Due to an unexpected death in the family (my mother), I have been absent the past few days and most likely won't be posting with regularity for the next few weeks. Thinking about doing projects for this blog has been one of the things that has helped me through this and I hope to be posting some finds and project work soon, but I'll need a few days to get back on an even keel. This is a massive shock, and leaves me with a lot more family responsibility that I need to work out how to schedule. Thanks so much for all of your support of this project, and I'll be back as soon as I can be because honestly I love doing this and I need a creative outlet right now like no body's business. Love you all and see you soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Little Healthy Competition

   I hope you all remember the glass star shaped candle holders that I debuted in my post HERE.
   Because the hubby and I have finally finished the rest and have decided to have a contest. While you know who did the 2 from the last post, I'm going to post pictures of the other 4 with a letter underneath them. Just leave a comment and include the letter of your favorite and whoever gets the most votes wins! (there is a tiny wager involved here so I'm crossing my fingers because I want to win)
   So here we go-

  And even though you already know who did them here are the original 2 for consideration in the contest.

So there are all of them. Let the voting commence!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A New Award!

Thank you to Tamara over at Riding on A Broomstick has given Witchy Thrifting this lovely award!
  It was so very nice of her to think of me for this and I appreciate it!
   And it is quickly followed by my first cop out. Ok, it's not so much a cop out as I just can't pick only a few of you. There are so many wonderful blogs I read and follow, and to me you're all super. So consider all of you nominated!
   In other news a lot is going on behind the scenes here at Witchy Thrifting and I'll be make a big(for me) announcement a little later this month. I honestly just can't wait to tell you guys so this whole thing is teasing me a whole lot more than you, lol.
   We should be back to our regularly scheduled thrifting tomorrow. I hope you all are being as bombarded with inspiration as I am!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Double Double Boil and Bubble

    I found this really awesome little tripod bowl while I was out and about at the thrift shops and one thing popped into my mind
  can you guess what it was?
      That's right- a cauldron. This little dish reminded me of a little cauldron and I couldn't wait to get started on it.
      The technique I chose for this one was to decoupage some metallic grey tissue paper onto the exterior of the bowl using Modge Podge (crafting gift of the Gods!) to give it a 'cast metal' look. This method was not only very cost effective but also gives me the option to change my mind and use a different technique later if I choose to. Since I didn't use a separate sealer, but instead just applied another layer of Modge Podge to the outside to give it a shinier look so the whole thing can come off after washing it with some water. I really wanted to have the option to change it because there are so many different techniques I could do with this one type of projects that I just know one I'm going to get the itch to do at least one other at some point.
I love how the edges of the paper give it an almost ruff look. This took me about 20 minutes to do (not counting drying time which added about a half hour) and cost me about $3.00 including the  bowl. Since it's a glass dish I can use it as a actual cauldron and put cauldron splashes, incense, or burnable offerings in there.
   I currently have a pretty big and totally awesome project in the works that I'll be telling you all about in the next couple of weeks (I am super excited) and I can't wait to show you how my 'traveling art trunk' suitcase has turned out!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Witchy Prowling Over The Holiday Weekend

   This weekend I did some scouting around some new thrift shops in my area (ok- they've been there forever but they were new to me and that's kinda the point of all this huh?). We had a blast and found some cool stuff.
   Here's some of the loot that I found. Some of it will be altered eventually and some of it will be left alone.
  First up is
     There is a circa 60's jewelry box that I think I'll be using to hold crystals and stones that I find. Also I found a Burberry wallet that HRH is going to absolutely love (I am trying so hard to turn my little fashionista into a thriftinista it isn't even funny- hopefully this find will get me some points).
      Then there is my favorite. It is a circa 60's-70's suitcase that I found that's going to be the basis for my own traveling craft trunk ala Aunt Opal and Celia (Thanks again for the inspiration Celia!).  It is in awesome condition. Here is a picture of the inside-
   I can't wait to get started on that one!
   Also while out hunting I came across some awesome little pitchers. I'm assuming they were for syrup, but I absolutely loved them and will find something to use them for, lol.
  I need to find a way to get the hard water stains out of the really round one, but I'm sure I'll come up with something! Oh and I found  a whole bag of those lovely glass beads that you see there, so I think I'll be whipping up a few sets of runes. I think I smell a giveaway coming soon, lol.
   Oh and I forgot to take a picture of it but I grabbed an awesome Oster blender too. With all the weekend /holiday sales going on I got everything for less than $20 and had a lot of fun doing it too!