I love yard sales, flea markets and estate sales! What a great way to get out in the fresh air, rummage through piles of junk and find wonderful treasures.....for very little money!!!
I am always on the lookout for antiques and art supplies (or things I can use as art supplies).
This weekend I hit the jackpot! We went to a sale being held at an over 55 community that was raising money for their rec center.
I found a box of really nice dominoes, a Tri-Omino game, travel Rumikub (which I had never seen before) and 2 ledgers (the pages in these things are really great for journaling and collage). I paid the total sum of $1.85!
I now have tons of game pieces to alter....WooooHoooooo!!!!!
The dominoes are a bit larger than any I have had before but are always great for pendants and magnets. They are easy to stamp or draw on. I even dyed some with left over Easter egg dye one year! They hold up great to everyday wear. I have some pendants I made 10 years ago that still look like new!
Mini Rumikub? They are at least 1/2 the size of the originals! I am thinking earrings, charms and pins.
I mentioned the ledgers above....I love adding stuff like this to journal pages! Makes me want to get out my journal today and play around.
And finally Tri-Ominos....I had this game as a kid. I never liked it and have no idea what happened to it. My mom probably donated it or threw it out as no one ever played it. And here I am buying one! They have triangle tiles that are hollow in the back. As I stood there debating whether I wanted to part with my 50 cents, I flipped over a tile and immediately thought 'Frame'. Now I just had to figure out what to put in all of these teeny triangle frames.
Here is my first attempt.
I needle felted the sheep on a grassy hill with a pretty blue sky. I am thinking of drilling a hole in the top and adding a jump ring to make it a pendant. Let me tell you, these things are super light-weight! I have to wonder if I will need to add a small weight behind the felt just to make them hang correctly. But so far I am liking it. Now I just need to come up with other things I can felt in this small of a space :-)
Today I am heading to a flea market....wish me luck! :-)