Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vintage Story Flip Dolls

Do any of you folks out there remember these dolls.  I used to own several when I was a child back in the seventies. You flip the cloth to reveal more faces and more words to the story.  It has four faces per doll.  These dolls are Jack N the Beanstalk and Snow White.  I just purchased another one on Etsy which is not shown here (Little Red Ridding Hood).  These dolls I happen to get from a Flickr friend.
 One day while I was on a photo binge, I came across a picture of a collection of Flip-a-face dolls.  I had just bought my first one on Etsy and wanted to search for more.  I typed in "flip face doll" on google and selected images and the flickr picture came up.  I had to make a comment to let her know that I just started my collection and admired hers very much.  About 2 weeks later, she contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to give Jack and Snow White a new home.  OMG!!!!!

You all know the end of the story.  

Friday, January 7, 2011

Anthropologie Experience

I just love to window shop at Anthropologie.  The ideas that someone could gain stepping into that wonderland.  My creative juices get to flowing and the next thing I know, I’m crafting. You see, this is where I get my crafting powers when Im running low.
 I can’t get my eyes off their displays.  You can find some of the most interesting arrangements in there.  As soon as I walk in, my eye travel all over the walls, my kids are ignored, and I’m off in Lala land.  I think some of the displays would be good for home d├ęcor, do you?
I love everything but the prices.  I occasionally buy a thing or two, but mostly go for the fun.  My girls like it too.  My oldest will show my something that she wants to make or my younger one  will show me something she wants.

If you never been to this store, you have to go and check it out.  Its not just the items they have to sell but the entire store is delicious.  The way they arrange things just makes it all the more appealing.