OK...I finally couldn't stand it and decided to get in on the Scrabble tile magnet craze. I'm looking for a small item to have at fairs and these are seemed perfect. I figure it's the papers used and themes that make them different from others. I used (for the most part) vintage postage stamps. I received a bunch of these when I first started blogging and some of you may remember when I did a giveaway and passed many on.
I'm still so enchanted by the details on these mini works of art from all countries. Most of these are 1950's-1960's.
Here are a few favorites:
Look at the details:
I'll admit they won't be the inexpensive little item I'd thought when I started. Wow...these take time. I think the going price at markets and fairs will be 4/$10.00. The magnets I found are super strong and hold four sheets of paper. I just need to do a little touching up on the sides, but so far I have about 100 made. I used vintage for this batch, but will have to use new tiles (already in hand) for others, unless I find a few old games at yard sales.
I've been doing my four "good things" daily and feel much better. I took the focus totally off of weight and just put it onto:
- Preparing for Art Street (I'm grossly understocked)
- Meditation, dry brushing, belly dancing and drinking water...though, yesterday swimming replaced belly dancing because I needed to clear my energy in the water.
I'm not focusing on good foods/bad foods or portions...all that can come later...now, the main thing is to just stay with these simple things that make me feel better. The great news is that at least I stopped gaining. I can accept being at this high weight for now...I've got a feeling about it.
I stocked up on audio books to listen to while working...Wow! The bloom never fades off the library's rose that's for sure. I'm always amazed at what is freely available to communities with libraries.
Tomorrow is Farmer's Market and I have a few special orders to make tonight, so it will be Joyce Carol Oates until the wee hours of the morning.
I have so many things to post about, but they each deserve better write-ups than I can give now. I have an award to pass along, great mail, a new herb shop, some cool finds and still want to post about winning a free basket of homemade cookies several weeks ago. I'll get to it, but the next three weeks will be hectic as I do everything I can to stock more than my two tables at Art Street...
My goal is to have three segments making a horseshoe (each segment 10 feet long)...but, we shall see. I'll admit that I like heaping baskets of cardholders...but, already forgive myself if I'm not at a heaping basket level of production. Plus, the woman who does my hair already told me that it's hard enough to choose and kind of overwhelming with just two tables filled with different patterns. I'm also looking forward to having some of the more "artsy" ones displayed alone. Oh! I almost forgot...I can't wait to show you a little something-something I've been working on...I'm going to unveil them at Art Street.
OK all, off to work a bit, but thanks for letting me share the postage stamp magnets...they're a blast to make and I thoroughly enjoyed myself...as is evidenced by this: