Wednesday, January 2, 2013



This is a quick and fun place to snoop on other crafters. 
Julia Dunnit hosts this challenge so check it out and snoop around.

What you see on my work space is some craft supplies I found at the local thrift store today and some 20 gauge wire and tools. Do you see the wire stick figure? I'm planning on creating a sculpture of sorts with the wire base and paper mache. Be sure to stop back and see what develops.

 I always end the year cleaning out closets, gathering clothes, unused housewares and misc items to contribute to the local thrift store, thus allowing room for new stuff to enter. After unloading my contribution I went in to look around, straight to the craft corner where I found some fun papers to cut out and use to embellish cards or scrapbooks. 

Below is the gold card stock found on gift packaging. I recycled it by die cutting little elements to have on hand for embellishments.

That's it. Happy New Year... Happy Crafting... Happy Snooping!
Be well ~ Carole


  1. No doubt you are a clever, generous, ecological, and efficient woman, Carole!! I hope I can get to the thrift stores soon with all these wonderful ideas in mind!

  2. Love the wire stick figure! going to try this!

  3. I really like the way you have done the stick figure, never thought to do that with wire and clever you if you can cover it with paper mache too. Sounds like you are an 'out with the old and in with the new' kind of gal. Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW, Anne x #7

  4. I wish I was as disciplined about getting rid of the old. I tend to hang on to everything and my stash is slowly taking over my house!! Happy New Year! x Jo

  5. Well I do often save papers and nice bits....but I rarely get to using them, actually cutting them into shapes and having them on hand would help.....hmmmm. Have fun sculpting!

  6. love your embellies....all the best for 2013

  7. Love going to the thrift stores looking for treasures to recycle. Lucky YOU!! I never thought about pre cutting embellishements either. Always afraid I won't have what I need if I do....LOL
    Krisha #114

  8. Well, I for one, can't wait to see what you create. Oh Gosh....I dare not get into another crafty hobby...please don't get me excited. My goal for part of the day is that 1/16 of my craft room rubber stamp area) and get rid of. I will put them in a box for later, scan a picture and sell on my post in February or donate what is left. Some one is going to love these stamps like I did when I first got them...haha Looking at your desk was really fun.

  9. Wire caught my fancy recently too- I put some books on Wirework onto my Christmas Wishlist. I am such a hoarder- I purge 1 bagful, and bring in 3 to replace it, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41

  10. Always fun when you can find a great stash at the thrift store. :-)

    Brigita #101

  11. I'm still waiting on this project of the new year....haha I'm going to work on another glass block. My sounds a lot easier than yours but yours will probably be "totall" awesome.

  12. You are so organized. Looks like you got some nice tools, too. You hit the jackpot with those needle nose pliers. It'll be interesting to see what becomes of your wire man. Happy creating!

    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
    George Bernard Shaw


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