Ever since I was a kid, I've enjoyed keeping my hands busy with crafts, crochet, and sewing. My parents were passionate about antiques, and converted part of our house into an antique shop when I was young, which was a huge influence on me.
I started my own antique business in 1999 and haven't looked back since. But there was something missing until I combined my love of crafting with the antique biz. I attend auctions, flea markets and estate sales to obtain my goods to sell and procure raw materials to use for crafting. Vintage wallpaper and feedsack fabric "yoyos" are two of my favorite crafting basics.
I love the process of "up-cycling", transforming old things so that they can be enjoyed again as decorative objects or adornments. Bursting with passion for these endeavors, I knew I had to share my ideas with others and get inspired by their projects too. Blogging has afforded me this great opportunity. I blog at Mitzi's Miscellany, where I present easy to digest lessons about antiques along with crafts and a pinch of humor.
My other interests include learning more about photography, spending time with family, and dog-parenting two wonderful "Westies", Chauncey and Cheswick.
Projects on AllFreeChristmasCrafts:
- Snowballs from Bedspreads
- Vintage Bulb Reflector and Tinsel Wreath
- Stunning Vintage Music Paper Wreath
- Adorable Button Flowers
- Stunning Lace DIY Necklace
- Punched Paper DIY Garland
- Pearly White DIY Wreath
- Punched Paper DIY Christmas Ornaments
Etsy Shop: www.mitziscollectibles.etsy.com
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