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when this was my generation’s Ipod.

when late at night you could reach a station in the midwest.

when you had to get batteries.

when you twirled about with it to pull in a station.

Do you remember the transistor radio, too?

kindness_Page_0[1]This week’s random act of kindness was to mail some thrifted items to a couple of friends.  Just little things I picked up here and there that made me think of them.   I save them until I have a box or envelope full then mail them off.  Just a little thinking of you! 

What kindness have you shared lately? 

Every time I hit an estate sale you never know what you might find there.  It is always an adventure and a glimpse into a person’s life.  I often think if people traipsed through my belongings what would they think of me?  Would they think I was a cool artsy chick?  An out of control packrat?  A hoarder?  Or a collector of eclectic things? 

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The latest estate sale I hit I made it on Sunday.  Sunday’s can be dicey as the sale is in its third day, the items are picked over, and the good stuff is likely gone.  Most of what I hit the sales for usually lasts a bit.  The good thing about Sunday at estate sales is that depending on how much crap goodness is left the prices can be 50-70% off.  In the case of the one that I hit the prices were 75% off. 

I found several totes in the basement labeled craft supplies.  Since I had another lady hovering I had to do the quick look and commit.  You see one or two things that you might want and you take you chances.  The totes were down to $1.50 so it was not a costly chance. 

Imagine my surprise when I got it home and found these!  Two handmade needle books.  This one had the loveliest buttons for flowers. 

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There was also this owl needle book with googly eyes.  I love googly eyes!  This little buddy is winging himself to his new home as of yesterday.  I hope his new owner enjoys him!

I also found some really neat cards made from buttons and bits of fabric. 

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They are so cool and who would have thought to use the button holes for eyes???  A little red dot for the lips and some scribbles for the body and hair.  I love the hats with the feather touch, too. 

Oh and there was also beads, felt pieces, and some other sewing items in the box. 

Great score, huh?

 

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As I was making my deliveries to the shops I consign at on Friday there was another anonymous package waiting for me.  It never ceases to amaze me about the kindness of crafters.  This awesome bag of buttons awaited me. 

It was filled with Czech glass buttons, some glass buttons, lots of vintage buttons and a few rhinestone ones.  There were also a couple of small brooches. 

I was in heaven! 

Thank you whomever you are!  I guess a girl can have TWO Fairy Godmothers!

 

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Every so often you have one of those weekends.  The kind that are packed with things to do.  You have deliveries on Friday, you have a birthday party for your niece on Saturday and on Sunday…Sunday you crash and burn!

I had some crafty plans for Sunday, but then I decided to take a little nap.  I lay down for a bit and next thing I knew it was 4 HOURS later and my day was gone.  So I bagged the plans and decided to take it easy for the remainder of the day. 

Bet you are wondering how I slept last night.  Like a baby until this morning! 

sharing the chocolate delights with my Great Aunt Minnie.

when we would sneak into her room so we wouldn’t have to share.

reading the map to find my favorites.

Aunt Minnie eating the yukkie ones!

Do you remember, too?

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Today’s random act of kindness was brought to you by a video I saw on Danny Seo’s blog

The part about the old towels and the animal shelters caught my eye.  I gathered up all of my old and threadbare towels and put them in a bag.  I brought them to work with me and will drop them off on the way home. 

Quote O’ The Month

"What this world needs
is a new kind of army
- the army of the kind."
~Cleveland Amory

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