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Friday, January 22, 2016

The Friday Flea: List #140 Jan 22

The Friday Flea: List #140 Jan 22: Like us on Facebook! New list begins every Friday at 1:00 am Eastern time.   Think of the Upcoming Various Holidays for some Great deals for Gifts or for yourself!

Lots of Shabby, Digital and Chic listings, Handmade, Hand Crafted, New and Vintage Trinkets , Ladies Fashions, Steampunk,  and Jewelry. Many Keepsakes to Cherish! Take a Look for yourself at over 35 items and new are added all through the day and weekend.

Click on Blue Link Above to visit! Why not join us next week?
Smiles, Cyndi

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Re-Thinking Thread Up to resell my clothing and finding a Fabulous new Spray Paint for my Dried Flowers!

Since my last post I got my bag ready with very nice clothing and was ready to mail it when I saw a link on Facebook to their page and I saw nothing but BAD Reviews so I am NOT going to send it to them and I am also doing away with my affiliate status with them. Here is my bag I packed:
If you see anything here you wish for, please let me know in message to me in the comments section of this post! Also my email is ByLightOfMoon So, I want to offer nothing but GOOD things here and I have another find to tell you about.

This one is from my personal experience and I can share with certainty a Great Product. I found these spray bottle of Purple "TintIt" Spray Paint at Halloween and when I used it on some foliage I sprayed gray instead of my Clear Preservative. I was so impressed with it! It is a Spray you can use lightly or cover heavily.

My gray paint was for my book primer I was using was for a Halloween book.
 I loved the effect on the pieces of Hydrangea I sprayed gray and some rose hips. I did not re-spray the rose hips, they are just gone but I wanted to go back for more "TintIT" in a pink and blue as I have some I dried Hydrangea that is not full colors with some brown tinges on it. I also have way to much brown lace Hydrangea I will try to use it on.

 The Brown Lace is beautiful in it's own way but I do have a lot of it. I searched our local area and could not find it again, so I went on-line and did a search for it. I found the least expensive price was from "Create for Less", a crafting site I really love when I looked around but all I could get at the time was the TintIt" Spray. The pink is called " Pinkilicious" and the Blue is called "Sapphire" and it is made by Design Master Spray Paint.Also the Purple is called " Plum" and that is what I used first before I ordered the other two on-line. "Create for Less had it for under $7.00 a bottle when the Walmart site had it on-line for almost $11.00 a bottle.

 Here are my photographs: The first photos are of Dried Stonecrop, a succulent that has taken over my garden, the dried heads are brownish red but I thought they carried seeds and in searching it, I found they are not seed heads, so let's paint them. I found in the Halloween section at Walmart,the Purple Bottle called "Plum" and wanted to tint a hydrangea flower head dried brown. I loved it and went searching for more colors but they had no more of ANY of it in stock at both stores near me.

I still searched other shops and none to be found so I headed for the internet and found just what I wanted at CreateforLess shop! Wow, I had found a new to me Crafting Shop! They carry so much of everything I might need for mixed media needs. Sine I am living in a small country town we have no Joanne's or Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc to shop and is where I used to go for my supplies. They shipped me the Blue Color " Sapphire" and the Pink is " Pinkolicious. They are a multi-use transparent dye. You can make it how ever deep you want the color with a light spray to just barely give a touch of color and heavier sprays make it darker!

You can choose for your project any dye color you wish. There are more colors available too. I became an affiliate for them because I was so impressed with their inventory and shipping was reasonable and fast! If you choose to shop there, please go with my link which is also at the top of my page now, very easy to find. Just bookmark my blog for easy access to this link any time you go internet shopping for crafting supplies and I would very much appreciate your linking though my Blog page. Here it is again, CreateForLess enjoy the photographs, also hydrangea dyed pink or pinkolicious!

Dried Stonecrop Succulent plant

A little Purple on Hydrangea 

Three Colors to work with 

I had played with this first

Ready to get to work

The results on Hydrangea 


Looking down into the bottles of StoneCrop Dried Succulent
It sure does work good, my" Pinkolicious " spray cap was not on right and it went everywhere but I did have on gloves to spray it with so all OK. I will shop there again when I am ready.

 I have been busy listing some over-stock of merchandise I have no room for, especially since I closed my local Consignment Shop and have a lot of clothing: sweaters, jeans, accessories, etc. to list on-line at my Sister Etsy Shop and EBay also. They are both listed with "frstyfrolk" my Vintage Etsy Shop and on Ebay with frstyfrolk name.

 I better get back to work, I thank you for stopping by and please leave me a comment, I love them! Have a Blessed Day, Smiles, Cyndi

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My Ebay Page

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sell your clothing with ThredUP!

While I was on Facebook I saw a new Site to me, that sells your clothing for you and sends you a check. The model and photograph your item, list it, they do everything you need done for a Great Sale! I am sure better that I could do myself, plus so easy! They send you a Large Bag, you fill it up with your NICE clothing and you send it back to them postage paid by ThredUp!  Can't hurt to give it a try!  Check it out!  I put a banner at the top of my page for easy access!

I have so many clothing items to sell and I just cannot find the time to list them all myself, so I am taking them up on this offer and I will see how much I make, better than sitting in my storage room.
Will give me more room to  list what I can and storage area cleaner with more room tor other clothing and my craft supplies! 

So, look in your Closet or Stored Clothing!     

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hummingbirds, Gardening, On-Line Selling,

Our Hummingbird Feeder 

My hanger for the hummingbirds I made from a  Mountain Laurel Branch

Re-posted ~ I wrote this to a friend:

Terror in my heart this AM  

I walked outside to drink my coffee this morning and I had just sat down when our hummers started buzzing their feeder hanging from our cabin eve overhanging from the roof when one of the hummingbirds fell and was hanging by its' beak caught in a spider string web. It was helpless and my heart went to my stomach.  I am still shaking but I took my wood incense burner stick and twirled it in the spider web and then freed the tiny bird just hanging upside down from it. Those webs are so strong, I broke it and freed the bird and it flew away.  Oh, Thank Goodness I was there!  What was seconds seemed like a lifetime!
SO, watch your hummingbird feeders, I could not see this web hanging down until the hummer was attached to it, so I took my incense stick and went all around the feeder  to rid any more webs that might be close. And, I will check out any webs on our porch  later when it gets more daylight.  Fate had me go outside when I did, my good deed saved the day, clap on chest!

 Sunday - August 2, 2015 

What have I been doing?
Still gardening, this has proved to be a much bigger project than planned time for. I am finding so many new invasive plants  that I have no idea what they are and pulling them.  One great way to ID them is to ask at "Hometalk"! ( links on sidebar) I always get great replies there and lots of new ideas!  I know I do not want to keep them and maybe I will put down some sheeting this fall when the good things are the only ones left.  I do NOT want them again next year. 

All the trees we cut down earlier in the spring are coming back too. Behind my rose trellis is a wooded area I plant moss and I thought the trees were giving my roses too much shade so we got out our reciprocating saw and down many of them came only to have sprouts coming back and some have stickers which I really hate.  Then we burned them in our fire pit.  It was a big job, if it was not a Sassafras tree it came down.  I love them and we  have many in our yard and forest surrounding us.
I dug up roots the first year we were here to make tea and it was wonderful. They spread roots and as I was first making my garden, they came up when digging near them.   Heck, I am still collecting leaves from them  being the horrid squirrel I am, saving everything.

But, I am really going to De-Stash now! I have too, I just have too much Stuff! Forest Nature Collections of about anything I find, things I brought from my consignment shops  when we moved here and an attic and warehouse full of vintage items.  I need to start ironing them.   I am going to close my consignment shop here as this area is just too depressed with the economy, once the vacationers leave , no sales to speak of and I think I will do better with y on-line sites, Etsy,  Ebay,  Threadflip and a rare Bonanza listing. I have really let that shop lax as no time to promote it , I mainly sell on Etsy but items to NEW for there will be on Ebay as " frstyfrolk" my Vintage Etsy shop name where I first started.   I started selling on Ebay to pay my medical bills when I found some of my Mother-In-Law's Vintage eyeglasses and jewelry. She wore those cat's eye glasses and they got me hooked that I could sell them.  I still have lots of her jewelry and vanity trinkets.  I also have lots of them myself.   Mine are so sentimental to me I have just boxed them but no see, no think and I also do not wear jewelry here in the mountains like I did with city living. Plus I turn "65" this year and more money for Medicare will be deducted  from  my SS paycheck which was small enough to begin with. But, I will have health insurance, But,  I doubt I will use it enough to be worthwhile.  It starts this month making me take drastic measures to be able to just get by!
I hate always talking about hard times but we just never saw this coming!

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