Wednesday, June 06, 2007

ArtsyMama's Garage Sale...

I'm very flattered that many of you thought I would have such fabulous things at my garage sale. I have lots of kids stuff and your usual household oddities. Although, as I was gathering I did come across many craft items that I knew only my blogging friends could fully appreicate, so I decided to have a ArtsyMama Garage Sale here on my blog, just for all of you!!! I've listed 25 new items in my etsy store. Lots of odds and ends. All at garage sale prices! A fun "junque" pack with blank album, ready for your muse to strike. Lots of vintage goodies from aprons, to game pieces, fabric pouches, stenographers books and sheet music. These hoops (including the fabric) are for sale, after being inspired here. Now it's your turn to try!
I also have this piece of original ArtsyMama art for sale. It went all the way to ArtFest and back with me and graced the 8x8" collage wall there. It also was the center of attention on my tea party post. It's looking for a new home.
My latest little project was creating these mini-inspiration boards. I've been inspired by so many inspiration boards that I've seen on peoples blogs. I found these fun sunshine yellow retro trays at an estate sale. I then began my quest to find the most gorgeous vintage buttons I could get my hands on. I splurged on ebay and got some very old, very intriquite and lovely buttons that you will adore. I put magnets of the back and dug through my stash for some little bits of this and that to get the inspiration started. Of course you will put your own gorgeous treasures on the board and it will look absolutely fabulous. These easily stand on a wooden plate stand or easel. If you plan to participate in Jenny's swap, this will be perfect to display your treasures. There are 10 different trays in the shop. Have fun looking around and don't forget to hit the lemonade stand on the way out:)



One thing to say about shipping. I can load up a flat rate box for $8.95 with as many things as will fit. Also, I will try to ship items on Saturday. I have my actual garage sale to run in the meantime!

9 comments:

Donna said...

I just scored!!! Yes! Yes! I'm so excited. Love, love, love those inspiration boards! You are a genius my dear friend. A genius! Also, don't you even bother shipping mine til you get your "real" garage sale over with. I mean it now!

Jill said...

Great stuff! What fun!
just wondering....where do you find the pictures of the pretty birds? I am having a horrible time finding any nice ones?
Thanks for your help!
Looking forward to seeing you at Silverbella!

Lilli said...

OK, you can tell us; you're one of those people who doesn't need much sleep, right? Two hours will do it for you, and while the rest of the family is asleep, you're making things and coming up with great ideas. C'mon, 'fess up :)

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Kari!
it is like going to a very beautiful and fun art supply boutique!
I bet your garage sale looks fabulous even wiht the everyday dodads that need to be passed on. I sure hope the weather was good for you and your little ones today! We already had a large tree limb down accross the street! I hope the weather is great for your sale also!
With Kindness,
Mary

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh my gosh!!! Brilliant idea--the garage sale and the inspiration boards!!! It's not only your art that rocks, Kari!!!

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

so many good, yummy things! i love the fabric/hoop idea...

jungle dream pagoda said...

I love those inspiration boards and the tea-party gals!

Rachelle said...

WOW! What a fabulous idea!

Nura Keif said...

Wow fabulous and unique!!