Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pick a Poppy or Three

For your crafting pleasure - an image of three poppies from a piece of sheet music copyrighted 1898.  So the original image is out of copyright, and I am providing the cleaned up vector graphic version for free.

Original scan:

PNG (image) version of cleaned up copy:

And the svg (scalable vector graphics) version is here

ETA: added the appropriate CC licence:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

If you use this, show me what you did with it!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

*blows dust off*
Well, I haven't posted here in a long time. I got a job, which seriously cut into my thrifting time. But I'm still a cheapskate and a hippie. Used is usually more interesting and always more environmentally beneficial as well.

My latest infatuation is with estate sales. Estate sales are like going to thrift stores, garage sales, antique stores and the best part of looking for houses, all rolled up into one.

Estate sales are always held in the house. I must confess that if it weren't perfectly evil, I would house hunt as a hobby. I love seeing different house styles, and even better if I can get a peek at someone's furniture and tchotkes. Estate sales you get that, and have a legitimate reason to be there. And you can go into houses that you could never convince a realtor to take you to... either because they are too expensive or way too cheap. Last week Bob and I went to a house in Dallas that's on the market for 1.5 million (and comes with its own mini-me dollhouse sized replica of the house).

 Besides, estate sales go on in rain, cold and heat, so the estate sale season is all year long, even holiday weekends.

 Oh, and I decided to see if I could make some sort of money with my estate sale-ing instead of doing the programming thing. And what do I know? I know crafting, at least from the 70's on. So now I'm seeing if I can make some money while I have fun checking out the estate sales.

If there's any craft you've ever wanted to do, check out my store - Breezy's Craft(y) Books - there's probably a book about how to do it. Or drop me a line, I'll probably know how to do it or be able to point you to the right spot.