Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've Been Crafting and Thrifting!

Morning!!! It's a beautiful day here! Hope you are all are enjoying beautiful weather too!!!

Well, I've been crafting!!! I am working on a Fall Swap package, yo-yo's of course, and pencil holders. I don't think I've told you guys that my daughter has gotten her first teaching job!!! She is an official teacher! She is working in Detroit at a charter school and the past 3 weeks they have been preparing their rooms and doing lesson plans. The students arrive Tuesday and my daughter has the 7/8 grade science classes. She's very excited and so are we!!! Anyways....she asked me to make some bright colored pencil holders for her room. Here they are...

I had an empty baking powder container and a paint can. I have tons of paper and ribbon, so not a problem!

Here they are all done!

Ready to use!
In my quest to re-do the apartment on the cheap and furnish it the same...I found myself at the Salvation Army again. I love that place! Here's what I found...
A pretty baking dish for only $1.50.

I found 3 of these pretty pale blue mini casseroles which were made in France. I wish I could remember the name. These were brand new with the Made in France stickers on them.
These were $2.99 each.

I couldn't get a very good picture of these canisters. They are a much prettier pink than they look here. They are metal and a great size for the pantry. I love them! They were $2.99 each too.
Well, I am off to finish the laundry and do a bit of shopping. Have a wonderful day!!!


Michelle said...

Mornin' Kim ~ Wow, you found some great things! Love, love, love how your projects for your daughter's classroom turned she's so thankful to have a crafty mom like you! Hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

Hugs :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Kim- Such a wonderful Show and Tell! The pencil containers are super cute (congratulations to your daughter for her teaching job!!) and the pink containers are lovely!!! Lori

Angie said...

Hey the can pencil holders..way to recycle and make something cute! I hope your daughter has a fantastic first is a good class to interesting!

I am so ready for Fall, too. The weather has been cool and crisp in the evenings and sunshine-y during the day..I am just in heaven with this pattern!

Hugs ~ Angie

Wendy said...

Yay for your daughter! That's great!

Those cans are really cute :)

I love those dishes. Especially the blue ones.

Pink Slippers said...

i love everything you found. i wish!


Hi Kim,
That is wonderful that your daughter will be teaching!!
I love seeing what you have been up to..your new finds and crafts.
Deb :)

sara's art house said...

I love those pencil holders!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim! Love the pencil holders and I know C will be so excited to add them to her classroom!! She must be getting nervous now that the time is close! Good Luck to her! Love the pink cannisters too; wish they had more pink stuff in regular stores too!! Chicago looked beautiful at night! Talk to you soon - Sincerely, Jeannette

Better After said...

Hi there! I just wandered in here and thought I'd say hi! Love your thrift store finds! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for stopping by recently. Congratulations to your daughter on her new teaching job. Exciting and scary all at the same time!
I LOVE the ADORABLE pencil cans you made for her. Really...great job!!!
And as for these pink canisters...the lighting doesn't matter at all, because it's obvious that they're out of control CUTE!!! Lucky you! : )

Gingerbread said...

I think the pencil holders look really good, we have no excuse do we not to recycle when there are so many things we can use to decorate them with. I love going around my charity shops like you, I always manage to find something at a low price. best wishes Julie.C

jet1960 said...

Hi, Kim! Sorry it's been so long since I stopped by. Life got kind of busy for a while. Love your bargain treasures! Congratulations to your daughter on her teaching job! My youngest finished up her teaching degree, but with their move to Texas this summer for her hubby to go to school wasn't able to get everything done paperwork-wise in time to land a teaching job, although she just got a special education assisting position which she hopes will help get her foot in the door in the school system.

Hope you are feeling well. Will try to catch up.

Love the pencil holders! You always do the prettiest things!