Friday, November 2, 2012

1906 Postcard Mentions Lynching



My postcard collection never ceases to supply me with entertainment. I enjoy looking at them and I enjoy reading the messages written so long ago. I am now in the process of selling off some of  my postcards on eBay. As I am scanning these postcards, I am having fun reading them once again.

Today as I was getting ready to list six of these postcards, I rediscovered a 1906 postcard Springfield Missouri. Like most postcards of this time, it has an undivided back used for the address, and the message was written on the front. On this postcard, the writer makes reference to a tower seen in the photo on the card. The tower was the scene of a gruesome lynching just a few days before this postcard was sent.

Of course, this reference led me on a tangent of researching the event. It is hard to believe that this tragedy and mockery of justice occurred just 100 years ago. My mind’s eye can just feel the frustration of the Sheriff and the horror of the men and their families. To read more about these lynchings, go to the News-Leaders.com site.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Button Fairies



I had so much fun with the recent button fairy swap on Swap-bot.  It has created a whole new way for me to look at buttons.  The possibilities are endless.  I’ll share my button fairies and if you want to know more details, feel free to contact me.
There are several good tutorials online.  One of the best I’ve found is here at Maggies World.  You can use your own photos, vintage clip art, or your own creations for the torsoe and head.  
Wings were a fun challenge for me, too.  I used something different on each fairy, feathers, garland, and paper doilies.  You could use vintage clip art wings, too.
The wire was a cinch for me as I have a plethera of florist wire (other projects.)

Now you simply need a supply of buttons and beads.   Need more vintage buttons?  You can always check out my eBay store, Frank’s Stuff.  I often have vintage craft supplies listed and currently have many buttons.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

House Party! Fisher-Price Playdate

I am so excited to have been selected to host my first House Party through houseparty.com.  It is a Fisher Price Playdate.  I am looking forward to sharing some fun times and toys with friends and family.

I'll keep everyone posted as the party progresses.  I am planning a short, sweet playtime with fun for kids and adults.  Here is my party page.

Can't wait to see what Fisher Price toys I will be sharing with guests.  Grayson will have fun!!