12 December 2009

No longer a soldering virgin...

I was invited by my friend Sheila for a day of crafting, together with Joy, Lisa and Jan. This was my first attempt at soldering, something I have always wanted to do but never had the chance, so I was excited!!! Excited but very intimidated! I could not make a decision on what I wanted to collage for a good half hour (yes, I am a perfectionist and it is hard for me to just "go with the flow"...). Even after it was all done, I kept thinking that I could have done a much better job, but, nevertheless, I am very happy with my work!! Thank you so much, Sheila, for opening your beautiful home (all all the supplies we needed!) for a fun and productive day!!!

Joy found a page from an old ledger with dates that represent important birthdates in her family!!!

Lisa's darling house/Christmas ornament!!

I thought I would include some of my latest finds, not much time lately for thrifting but always time to find a few treasures!!!

I bought this darling canvas from Kathleen, it is not old but it looks like it is!!!

Love this old wood folding chair with its chippy pink paint!

A wonderful framed shadow box...

... And a gorgeous addition to my old celluloid box collection found at a local flea market!!


  1. what fun, it's always better to learn with friends then alone!
    I love the shadow box!!!!
    Margaret B

  2. I just loved looking at your blog today. I have a great fondness for pink as well. I truly love to wear pink, and pink is used thru out my garden, I have on room in my house that has a lot of pink in it still. I made a new quilt about 5 years ago and it gave me a true second love for yellow and red......all because of a quilt, anyways I would love to visit you again, take care and have a wonderful christmas......xxxx Mary in Washington ps please look at my blog I would like your review, I just started in JMPPASTIMES

  3. You are so lucky to have great friends... I would love to have friends who were interested in crafting, "period".... Everything is beautiful... Happy Holiday's...

  4. Isabel....your piece came out great! I love it! I wish I could have been there with y'all! I would have loved this! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog the other day. I do think of you all as my extended family and I hope to be back many more times, too!


  5. Well, if you had to lose your "soldering virginity" at least you did it here, and with friends! Funny! Thanks for coming, what a fun day it was. Your house turned out so well! Very pretty and a pretty bride!



  6. Good for you to learn how to solder. I have always wanted to learn as well (that and like 20 other things). Looks like you did a great job. It always helps to do something new with someone who knows what they're doing. Have a great weekend! ; )
    P.S. Like the lady on the box.

  7. And you did it with witnesses!
    I want to relearn how to solder...did it back in the 60's...times have changed I'm sure!
    Love the painting/print. Beautiful!!!

  8. Oh, I have always wanted to solder as well, like you I never had the chance! Love your project! Wish there were things like that in my neck of the woods!

  9. once again, i can hardly breathe looking at all your wonderful old stuff!! you find the most romantic treasures!!!!!!
    love it all

  10. I just went to one of Terri Brush's soldering classes on sunday, it was a blast! Your projects turned out great!
    xoxo, Tiffany


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