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Monday, March 2, 2015

Old Beam Flashlight turned into Potting Soil Shovel Diggers ~ Re-Cycle Up-cycle Re-Use Books and Magazines

Old Beam Flashlight turned into Potting Soil Shovel Diggers ~ Re-Cycle Up-cycle Re-Use
                                             

I was over-joyed yesterday when my husband gave me a second old broken flash beam light! I just took off the screws and had two pieces that I use for digging out of the very large bag the products I use to make potting soil.
I make my own soil since we have a lot of clay here by using sphagnum peat moss , sand, and Good Ol' Mother Earth, topsoil, sometimes potting soil.  I add bone meal to this and this re-cycled Up-cycled Shovel Digger helps me to collect my sphagnum peat soil and from the large bag it comes in. Same thing with vermiculite if I use it and I collect sand for mixing as filler. It makes my potting soil much less compact for my gardening.  
Just an idea I saw in this Old Flashlight Beam ready for the trash!

BTW, the background for these photos are SNOW! 






We had 4-6 inches of snow last week on top of the 4 inches we already had on the ground, crunch , crunch and now mush, mush:







Our cabin

Emma and Bailey our Golden Retrievers, running as hard as they can and playing, Emma just celebrated here 7th Birthday and Bailey is 5 years old


All tired out and resting for a moment
 Bailey

Emma


Our neighborhood creek

The Indian Marker Tree
Dog Paw Print



 Emma went for a swim in the pond


Back at the cabin


My Succulent planter on the bridge to the porch



And after I took the snow off, it is as perky and green as ever! The British Soldier are thriving and looking good. 


This one across from the other I put leaves on top of the Succulents here and have not completely got them out yet, I pull on the leaf until it comes loose by itself.


OK, I got more leaves off here. 


I treated myself to these items on a Valentine Day sale
I adore the owl card and just could not resist, The jello mold might be useful in crafting, and the Love to the Moon and Back is just me! I love it! 



I have also been cleaning out my warehouse to make more room and going through my crafting room in the attic to actually make room for crafting and moving out some STUFF or JUNK as my family calls it. I have boxes and bookcases full of Books and Magazines I have saved over the years and it is time to let them go to someone else, But, I love looking through them (like I have time) but, they make me smile and refresh my mind which I call " Mental Floss" 

When I laid them out, I was enchanted by them, can I let  them go? 
I will be listing in my "frstyfrolk Etsy Vintage store and Ebay listings"  ,the newer ones not yet vintage unless they can be supplies for crafting, great scrapbook pictures and my hand cut punches in many designs. 
Now, the Gnome nook I just got and it was handy, I will not be selling it anytime soon.  That is my thing, fairies, hobbits, gnomes, elves, sprites, and living in the forest I encounter little presents they leave for me to find with my forest finds and trinkets.  I look for moss and forest finds right out my front door and you can see in the  neighborhood from the winter pictures. 









They give me wonderful ideas to embellish my crafting projects when I need to get busy doing instead of always trying to focus on moving things around that is hard to me to let go! 
I have to let go in 2015! 

Keep watching for new listings in both of my Etsy shops and Ebay frstyfrolk for my listings as I can take photographs and please if there is ANY kind of theme you wish to have magazines to use, please message me and I am sure I probably have a stash unlisted that we can work on together.
 Here are some examples I can think of; many are in my warehouse
 Wood Work and Handyman 
Home Decor( My Love)
Country Living
Country
Architecture Digest
House Beautiful
Traditional Home 
Martha Stewart Living
Old House Living
Log Home Living
Mother Earth
Coastal Living
Travel of all kinds
Travel and Leisure
National Geographic Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler
Tour Books
National Geographic
Lots of Maps
Vogue
Elle
Vanity Fair
Smithsonian
Saturday Evening Post
Western Horseman
Hunting
Cooking
Southern Living
Gardening
Crafting Books and Magazines
Painting
Cross-stitch Patterns
Books: 
Novels
Biographies
Romance
Mystery
Fantasy


Blessings, Cyndi


Monday, February 2, 2015

FAAP Etsy Team Birthday Celebration with Giveaways!



is Two ( 2) years old and
 a"  Birthday Celebration  " is on order for the many Etsy Team shops
 to Celebrate with Giveaway's
Runs February 1st to February 8th!
Come LOOK around!
23 + Gifts  




Etsy Folk Art and Primitives



My Giveaway is a
Pin cushion and/or Magnet
Handmade by my Mother and Myself





Wish Folk ART and PRIMS ETSY Team a Very Happy 2nd  Birthday! 
Smiles, Cyndi



Friday, January 30, 2015

The Friday Flea: List #88 January 30

The Friday Flea: List #88 January 30:



Check out the New Friday Listings ever week! List 88 is up for this week and you will find lots of fabulous deals!  Like us on Facebook! 

I have featured four items from each of my Etsy shops! A very important Holiday is upcoming so, look for your much needed gifts and fun items!


Smiles, Cyndi


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So Blessed!

Up-coming Valentine's Day Holiday!



I made a Valentine Vignette with some things I found around my over-flowing stashes'! I love to create tiny tabletop displays now as I have no room like I used to when my daughter was small, Oh, I used to decorate the whole house  especially using her Valentine Day cards from her grandparents as hanging mobiles and two of the items I found were just like them.  These are now in my frstyfrolk Etsy shop!






I even used an old Vintage Rusty Crusty Bed Spring Coil for a vase;


I had added some silk flowers for the vignette that I don't use anymore as I like things fresh from the forest now more and more. I have a large stash of silks that I used to get  from my shopping sprees in Alabama. I have them in my attic displays and craft stash and will one day use some of them but never all of them. I have so many here and there in hanging baskets, galvanized vases and tubs, jars, bins, and in my warehouse. I also took a large wood holder for my consignment shop to hold them.. It looks kind of empty, I need to add more! But, I am going to take out the wood holder which I had full in my attic and bring in a new shelf with slates to hold some linens.  I will replace it with a galvanized vase.








I also got a square cubicle space for Books and Magazines, etc right next to my space!
I have lots of materials to fill it up with and during these winter months, a good time to sit down and read a good book or browse vintage and newer magazines!

Matter of fact, it is starting to snow here and sticking!


I have been working as "frstyfrolk" trying to get more items listed in my Vintage Etsy shop and having so many wonderful conversations with new made friends!

I am putting my fabrics, ribbons, and sewing notions in here and at my Consignment shop at Victoria's in  Blairesville, GA. It is about 20 miles from my house.

I am also making new terrariums for Valentine's Day, using the new pink sand I found!


Of course, I am still in the garden sprucing it up, this time the left vertical wall! I have been fighting it for 3 years now so I decided to ad what naturally grows there around my neighborhood and surrounding areas, juts not on MY wall! I am adding lots of sheet moss and cushion moss, along with the Reindeer Moss to help hold it all in place.
I was playing around with my reindeer moss and tried dying it as I have seen.
It turned out pretty good but, very time consuming.



I adore my new purple sled I got to use when collecting moss, it makes it so much easier.




Moss on old walls



Isn't it beautiful, I also am adding this moss which grows across the street from me, it grows high and has little broom like tassels on it. 


Here is the wall I am working on







I am trying to cover the rooted vines that are rambling around on my wall. The wall is shaded by the house and gets no direct sunshine.

One the other side, I am adding some rose branches to an existing rose area that never blooms, I just moved some leaves and presto, British Soldier Lichen, Moss and Strawberries are found.

 I also love the skeleton leaves found under dried leaves! Then, I added some cut up bananas to the planting area... They are good for them.


Another thing, I have been obsessed with this magazine I got about container gardening and the Pussy Willows got my attention right away.  So, I went and cut some branches to try to force and now I  cannot find any bulbs in the stores yet. I want the purple Hyacinths.






I wish I know of a friend with a garden needing to divide but not happens! So, I will keep looking!

I also found my best find ever at the Recycle Trash Site a couple of weeks ago. Get this!



At first, I saw the baskets and I ask if I could have them, he said certainly and then when he left I found the tables they must have  gone with just left on the side of the trash area. Why not re-cycled to a charity thrift ?, I don't know but I am much appreciative, (Grins)


Than ks for reading, My husband just told me I have been on Etsy (7) Seven years now, he is reading a n email. I better go have a giveaway!
Let me think!

Smiles, Cyndi