Hello and welcome to The Capricious Crafter blog! Who or what is the capricious crafter? Well, that would be me, Becky, a sixty something child of God, wife, daughter, aunt, great aunt, friend and lover of crafting, cooking, reading, travel, and more. My husband and I have been married almost thirty years and are looking forward to his retirement at the end of 2014. Our plans are to buy a new camper and hit the road as much as possible. Oh, the possibilities are endless for our future!

I am a child of the 1950's and that is definitely my favorite 'era'. I collect Fire King items from the 1940's and 50's, clear glass or crystal glassware, especially pitchers, cream and sugar sets, etc., as well as old dishware and serving pieces, vintage fabrics and so much more!

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember, and definitely from my early childhood. I remember my mother teaching me how to make paper dolls from the Sears catalog and 'shirt cardboard' from the cleaners. And now I still love playing with paper! My primary crafty passion is paper crafting items such as mini albums, cards, tags, etc., however I also enjoy crocheting, some sewing, embroidery, mixed media art and art journaling, felt crafts and so much more.

My purpose for this blog is to share the crafts I make, foods I cook, decorating and caring for my home, new products I try, treasures I find at estate and yard sales, my collections, and anything else I come up with. I hope you will join me on this journey ... it's going to be a very 'capricious' ride!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Question ... What Do YOU Think?

I am always trying to come up with new ways to make a few dollars to extend my very limited crafting budget.  Yesterday morning in the wee hours I had a brainstorm, and came up with one idea that I hope will take off ... a Christmas Card Making Kit with a vintage, Victorian theme.

Included with the kit are six (two each of 3) images taken from vintage post card greetings, cut, aged with a bit of brown ink on the edges and ready to be the focus of your card.  Also included is a tag holding strips of muslin (one yard each of 2) stamped with Christmas greetings, 2 yards of brown corded twine, and a button card complete with a few buttons .... some vintage, some not, and one is  covered button matching the muslin 'ribbon'.  All you need is some card stock, an  envelope, some coordinating scraps of scrapbook paper, and some adhesive.

So, tell me, would you buy this card kit?  If so, what price would you be willing to pay?  What would you like to see included?  I really want to know, so comment away ... I look forward to your input!