Thursday, 26 April 2012

Lucky day for Me!

Hi Everyone
Sorry I have been AWOL the last few weeks - I have started a new contract and have been busy working to pay for all the goodies I am currently lusting after!
I started a new project last Saturday thinking it would be a quick book to satisfy my creative cravings after no energy at night after work ... well, it is not quite finished. The cover is almost naked apart from the crackle paint but here is a sneak peek of the inside of an altered book I have been playing with.
It is a Junk Shop creation again, with the book, lace and a cut up net curtain used to decorate and some gorgeous downloaded images.

I even used some of my precious buttons!

I have been cursing the fact that I live in NZ and we (boo hoo) do not have the same goodies in our Junk/Charity shops as I see in the Haul vidoes from the States. I never never found a huge stash of lace, I did find a couple of metres once and snatched it all up. But today I have to take it all back. I love NZ, I love our Charity shops and I love my goodies I found today. I will try to use them and not store them safely for ever (very tempted!!)
Yes - after finding countless jigsaw puzzles I finally found some cool card games and I grabbed them, even though there was no one else in the store at the time.

I also love the old book full of black and white photos and some postcards and teeny little homemade paper envelopes.

I might not use them for a while, I might have to look at them and dream.

Hope you all had a lucky day
xxx Michelle


  1. Great finds Michelle! I'm like you never find any good stuff in the UK charity shops but maybe someday I will be lucky like you!
    Love your altered book, think I may have to try one of these!
    hugs Alyson x

  2. Good to see you back and crafting. Your new book looks awesome - love kraft and lace! And those card/puzzle pieces - A Great Find!!! Think I need a bumper sticker that reads - Use your stash, don't hoard!! XXXX EllenBee

  3. Wow! Those cards are a GREAT find! I would be thrilled if I found those in a thrift store.