I've done a lot of things in the name of crafting, and today I had to decapitate a clown! Let me explain. I had a clown comprised of fabric yoyos that were extra special. They were satin yoyos in lovely colors. I decided I wanted to create little flowers from them, so I dismembered Mr. Clown. Here are the flowers I created:
Here is the poor clown head. The only thing left after I harvested the pretty satin yoyos:
I just finished a quilt scrap wreath, too. I wrote a tutorial about this before, and you can read about it HERE.
Over the weekend I hit one estate sale. I didn't buy much, but they did have a shelf full of books from the 1920's. They all had their original dust jackets, so I scooped them up. Just in case there are some of you that may not know this, dust jackets are always an important aspect of a book's value. Never throw away a dust jacket, even if it's spotty or worn. Take my "Lassie Come Home" book, for example. Using Ebay for a price guide, I found a first edition, first printing with the dust jacket that sold recently for $183.00. My version is a first edition, twelveth printing. It may not be worth as much as $183.00, but I'm sure it's worth more than the $5.00 I paid for it.
For more information about vintage books, check out this post when I interviewed a book dealer.
These books are nearly 100 years old! It's amazing that they still have the dust jackets, when you stop to think about it, especially when you consider they are children's books:
I might wait until winter and list them on Ebay, when prices tend to be higher:
Have you found anything interesting lately? I'm all ears!