I went back to the thrift store to look for that abandoned bit of cross stitch and it was gone. I hope it went to a good home. As long as I was there....
I found these two crafty items. So that is an unopened box of Whimsy Dip (from the makers of ModPodge), which is some sort of plastic dipping sauce to coat things. I pinned a tutorial on making a rubber origami bird and I'm pretty sure this stuff is the same concept. It comes in red and green dipping sauces, but I have a feeling they are the ugly red and green of the 80's. Things were just a different color back then.
I also found some paint brushes. They were made of red sable, which bothers me. They were also made in China, so now I have a bad feeling that the red sable that donated this hair did so under duress and did not have a pleasant life. Ugh. I'd hate to go vegan, but the world is really horrible to animals and I don't want to give up dairy and honey and eggs. Ugh!
The last thing I found was at a different thrift store that I got to browse around for ten minutes before closing.
Nesting dolls! I have an idea for them, but I'm not a drawer or a painter, so my idea will probably end of looking like little blobs of poo. I love this folksy style for faces, so I'd love to make them like that. We'll see.
Oh, and this next thing is not crafty, but it's nifty:
99 cents! And perfect for when Z wants a firetruck themed birthday party at the Firefighters Hall and Museum. This was my favorite little find.