Saturday, September 22, 2012
Dollar Tree Delight!
A couple of weeks ago, somebody on one of the forums mentioned that the Dollar Tree in their area had some tiny glass bottles full of sparkles and glitter for nail polish. Eight for a dollar!
I went over there the day after I heard it and nothing. Not all Dollar Trees get the same merchandise, as I understand it.
Anyway, I decided to take another look. Jackpot!!!
See the eight tiny bottles that Tessie is holding? One Dollar!!!
They are real glass. The stoppers leave something to be desired, but those can easily be replaced.
An extra added bonus? A lot of the contents are usable for minis! How cool is that?
You may be asking, why the photo of four watches at the top?
I also found a hanging rack of Sunbeam brand batteries. The watch batteries that I usually pay about $5.00 for three on a card at Walmart/Kmart are the same thing....I got 4 for a dollar!. I am not sure how long they will last, but I will let you know. At least all of them are running right now.
For some reason the watermelon red rayon photographs as pink. It's not. Maybe it's just because I photographed it against the black surface, in the sun.
I think that I am rayon-ed out now.
You can do the same rope trim with embroidery floss. All you have to do is tie two colors together at one end. Then, with the knot in the middle just keep twisting the thread in one direction until it wants to fold back on itself and twist. If you grasp the knot in one hand and the two twisted ends in the other, it will automatically form the ropes that you see in the photo.
If you are going for speed, you can tie one end to one beater of your electric mixer. Don't put two beaters in. Hold one end or tie it to a door knob. With the other end tied to the beater, turn the mixer on LOW! Almost instant gratification that way.
I did it by hand yesterday. I was in the mood.
The piece that Tessie is tangling with is just plain old crochet chain, done with a #0 metal crochet hook.
I am now going to join Tessie in gloating over my find of bottles. You wouldn't believe the array of things inside. Some are tiny flat sequins of various shapes. Others are fine glitter. Some are itsy bitsy hole less beads. I have a feeling that some are going to find their way into the fortune telling booth...
See you tomorrow.