Seen At The Antique Mall



This time in things seen & not purchased at the antique mail…First up some beautiful papers that looked like book end pages, but each one had a different floral design and illustration of a girl in the center. They were really nice but the seller wanted $5 each, even the tag didn’t explain what they came from.
I always stop and check kid’s records, mostly looking for funny holiday stuff for my mixed cds, but I have never seen this one about Katie Kangaroo.
Lastly I saw this candy tin and it looked like it could be my friend Molly as a kid (she also happens to love goats and even has a cute tattoo of one) Of course I had to text hr a photo asking why she never told me about her younger life as a candy tin model. Without missing a beat she told me how it was a painful part of her past when ma and pa lost the farm and she had to sell off her beloved goats thus ending her career as candy tin model.
This trip to a new to us antique mall was good for browsing, but nothing stood out enough to make any purchases.

Spoonflower Back To School Blog Hop




Spoonflower is having a back-to-school blog hop, and I created a special fabric for the occasion. With this yard of fabric you can create a lined lunch bag & two snack bags. You’ll find the fabric for sale here in my spoonflower shop. You can find printable instructions for assembly of the bags here:
Lunch & Snack Bag PDF
Spoonflower is also offering 10% off your order just use the code Crane10 which is valid until September 30 for orders of fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. But hurry it is a one time use code, and can not be combined with any other promotional offers.

September Ceramic Studio Class



Starting this month I will begin to teach monthly classes at the ceramic studio. This month’s project is part of our town’s Wizard Festival..a celebration of Harry Potter fans. For my September class we will be making delicate doily trinket dishes from these amazing handmade doilies I found at the last Salvation Army Fabric Fair. Of course students are welcome to bring their own doily or other textured item to use to make their dishes one of a kind. You can find all my classes as they become available (usually about a month in advance) here at the studio’s website. We have four different teachers at the studio, but each class lists who is teaching it and if its at the Waynesboro studio or Mont Alto campus. FYI all my classes will be held at the Waynesboro studio.