Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday Favorites

Welcome! Today Joan wants to share with you her special favorite from this week...
Flea Market Style magazine.

This beautifully photographed and cheerful magazine is packed with great ideas on what you can do with junk, garage sale finds, collectibles and more. It highlights vintage style decorating projects, collecting and shopping tips, junk make-overs, and even includes a recipe or two. Amazing fleas markets and antique shows around the country are also featured. You will find craft projects galore throughout the magazine...did you know you can make a really cute flower from a beat up baseball? Or how about making a curtain rod from a croquet mallet?

This truly terrific magazine will become one of your favorites and sure to be a collector's item. Although we have a good amount on hand at the store right now, don't delay in picking one of these up...this is sure to be a sell out (the 2010 edition is no longer available). Lucky for us another edition will be out in the fall 2011!

My pick this week is The Crafty Chronicle by Donna Salazar. This cute 16 page 'newspaper' with a vintage feel is meant to be read as well as cut up and used for craft projects. I actually get two of The Crafty Chronicle, one to keep and one to use!

The Crafty Chronicle is packed with inspiration, updates on Donna's craft lines, crafting tips, project ideas, tutorials, humor, quotes, collage elements and more.

I love making paper flowers, especially from vintage dictionary pages, maps and music sheets.
Unfortunately those papers are very thin and fragile and are sometimes difficult to die cut and punch. They also disintegrate and tear too easily when painted or sprayed.

The Crafty Chronicle is acid free and made from 100% recycled paper. The thicker paper absorbs your favorite paints and sprays mists, and cuts beautifully. Here I have sprayed a page with Tattered Angels and have cut scalloped circles to make flowers...

Beautiful don't you think? And no vintage book was harmed to make these flowers.

Make Someone Happy!

1 comment:

  1. Next issue, could we maybe see some inside pages from FLEA MARKET STYLE? A sure way to guarantee we'll have to have a copy. The Tattered Angels spray really expands the possibilities of Crafty Chronicle.