Friday, March 26, 2010

Not That I Am The Most Daily Of Bloggers...

But my excuse this time is a good one. Our 5th grand baby is on the way as we speak and I expect to be cuddling with this little guy for a few days!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Unique Peddler Find ~Update SOLD!!

Awesome Oak storage box. Reminds me of a filing cabinet drawer. Love the yardstick used on the sides of the drawer. I wonder if this was used by a crafter to begin with and they needed handy measuring guides? I would have thought it was homemade but it has a Weis decal on it and was made in Monroe, Michigan. Weis was in business from 1912 until 1964 so it's at least "vintage".
The box measures 10" x 15" and stands 7 3/4" tall. The drawer is 8 1/4" wide.

Can you use it in your craft room, or anywhere else for that matter?

And, in case you're wondering, of course I want to keep it but The Peddler won't let me. I'll only pout for a little while.

$35+ actual shipping or local pick up

Thanks ~ Altered Art Attic

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Ideas

If you're like me sometimes I need more visual ideas in order to decide what to do with a product. I chose to use this textured netting in a more vintage primitive way. Here's another spin on how to use it on a 12 x 12 layout using other elegant/fancy embellishments. These layouts were done by my good friend Stacey at Greatdaneger Designs and they are listed on her e-bay page. So take a look and let your creative mind go!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What Exactly Is This Stuff?

Good question! It's used for environmental purposes like holding dirt in place. It looks a lot like jute but it is so much more! First of all it's already woven for you. It's much more fibrous and loose. (does that sound right?). The deal is you have to buy it by the roll and when I say roll I mean a full on heavy roll. This place doesn't mess around selling it by the foot or yard.

So, if you're interested in some of your very own fibrous love this is what I will do. I'm going to share the love in 12" x 46" pieces for $5.99 or 12" x 12" pieces for $2.49. It's light weight in small pieces like that so the shipping won't be much.

Just let me know if you need your very own piece of my new found fav texture!

The Birth of Spring

Here are some more bits and pieces of the tease I left yesterday regarding texture. See the mesh underneath the flowers? I am over the top in love with this stuff! It's so fibrous (is that a word?) and textural (?) and not perfect, nor asymmetrical in any way shape or form! So how could I not love it? I love it so much I used it in this collage.

Here's a close up of the detail in the frame. Pretty!

And yes, these are real bird eggs. We find them every spring on the ground. Sad that they can't grow up and eat at my bird feeder, but they are
serving a beautiful purpose, aren't they?

Here's the whole collage in it's antique frame. It has convex glass so it is really hard to get a really good picture of it. If you have a secret for taking a good photo under glass will you share?

Here it is unframed. Much prettier framed but that darn glass. If you know how to get a good photo of something under glass please share!

I've asked some of questions in this post. I want feedback!!! So, please leave a comment. I have never put anything I have ever made out there for anyone but close friends to see much less sell it. I think The Peddler finally knows why I have been hoarding for all of these years. This particular frame has been under our bed for a long time. I knew some day I would drag it out, clean it up, and do something with it!

$145.00 plus actual shipping cost. Thanks for looking!

Altered Art Attic

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do You Love Texture Like I Do?

Then wait until you see what I have for you tomorrow! This is texture at it's best.
Dressed In My Finest

Framed Fabric Altered Art Collage. This piece measures 16" x 20". Vintage gold, ornate frame. This is based on the techniques I learned from K.C. Willis in her online Collage Camp. I love the beautiful woman in this picture in her fancy hat and necklace. The feathers in the top left corner are reminders of the lovely curled feathers that women wore on their hats "back in the day". Vintage rhinestone jewelry and black buttons, lace, fabric, and handmade Birds Nest paper.

Will ship USPS or local pick up.

$125 + any "actual" shipping charges

Thanks ~ Altered Art Attic

Today's Find Sold!!

This is a printers drawer but not your typical printers drawer. This one is smaller than we have ever seen but does not appear to have been altered to be this size. Measures 10 1/2" x 16 1/2". Has original cast iron handle marked Hamilton. Has 30 "cubby's. Largest measures 2 1/2 " x 4 1/2" and smallest is 1 1/2" x 2". Great altered art project, shadow box, or keeper of all things small! $25

Can ship Priority Mail or local pick-up. We only charge "actual" shipping charges. No add on's! E-mail with any questions.

Thanks~ Altered Art Attic

Monday, March 15, 2010

Altered Art Attic's First Listing

Even though not completely ready I couldn't wait to put these quilt squares out there for all of you altered book makers. There are 50 separate quilt squares hand embroidered with the State name, bird, and flower. They were the only thing salvageable from this quilt. Perfect to add to a fabric collage or book. They each measure 7 1/2 inches by 7 1/4 inches. That is the measurement of the muslin only. Please click on the picture with the state you are interested in to enlarge it and check closely for stains or repairs. I know there are a few squares with slight issues. This quilt is from 1964.

Cost is $1.99 per square. I don't have paypal yet but I couldn't wait to put these on here. So, just e-mail me and let me what you want. They can ship First Class mail or you can pick them up here!

Update ~ Colorado, New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Indiana are sold! Thanks ladies!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What A Learning Curve This IS!

Backgrounds, Banners, Buttons...Yikes. I'm not giving up. Please keep watching items will be coming soon.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to our new blog! Still needing a few tweeks and changes but so far we kinda like it. We will be using this blog to help you find just that right object that is going to make your artwork a one of a kind, beautiful piece. We're not ready to start loading items yet, but keep watching. They'll be here! And you will have the option of picking it up here if you are local to save shipping costs or we will ship at the lowest possible cost to you.

I also hope to be adding a few of the pieces I have created for sale. I can only keep so much!

So, welcome and please keep watching. Good things are right around the corner!