Monday, February 27, 2012

♪♪ " A-B-C...It's Easy as 1-2-3" ♪♪ ...

♪♪ "A B C, it's easy
It's like counting up to 3
Sing a simple melody
That's how easy love can be"...♪♪

♪♪..."Simple as do-re-mi"...I loved Michael Jackson!
And, thinking of a title for this blog post, that song just
came to me...and got stuck in my head...
and now I can't get rid of it! (You're welcome! ;)

And it was just to describe the cool thing (things, actually)
 that Mr. B had in his stash
and I "glommed onto"...he kindly let me have them, though...

They are an antique set of letters and numbers, originally leatherworking
tools, but I'm going to try them out on a new polymer clay project tomorrow...

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The little holder shows its age...beautifully! ~
I didn't photograph the set of numbers,
but they are in a little wooden holder like this, only about 2" x 2"...



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They are quite a bit larger than the modern metal set I have,
 although I imagine you can
get new ones in just about any size, now...

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Here is Leo, like a dragon, guarding them for me...
(what would I do without kitty-help?)
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Hopefully I will be polymer-claying...

♥ ♥ ♥
Anne

22 comments:

Gaby Bee said...

I just had to write and thank you for your lovely comment that you left on my blog recently. I hope you will come back often.

Have a wonderful week!
Gaby xo

Susan Faye said...

What a wonderful treasure those letter stamps are {{she says, drooling}}! I love the title of your blog-- I'm sure that all pet-loving artists can relate to it LOL...

Elizabeth said...

What enchanting furry ones!
we wish we had a cat but it might be bored in the city if it could not go out!
Buster sends greetings.

Sylvia said...

What a gorgeous set of stamps, Anne !
And Leo is so so cute !
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :-)
Have a wonderful week,
Sylvia

Elizabeth Golden said...

Hello Anne, thanks for stopping by my blog. Feel free to use the Angel. I love Mr. Leo I had a Lana Turner for many years through my youth and into college who could be his twin. A green eye and blue eye. Although she was deaf she was very smart - I would turn on a light and she would come immediately. Love your letters. I have a few set. Mine came with oil on them - they were for metal. I take a cotton rag and wipe them good before I use them. I cant wait to see what you do with them.

Sandra Kaye said...

Thanks so much for coming to see me! I enjoy new faces on my blog. You have a lovely blog also... Your kitty is just to cute!! Hope to see ya again. Hugs-- Sandra

Gina said...

This is a great set of stamps! I bet they will work nicely with polymer clay...have fun!

Gina said...

I forgot to add that I am now following you!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Hello and welcome to the blogosphere! Leo is beautiful. I love sweet-faced Persians. Pretty-handsome baby and I love is backdrop of stamps... Clever title for your blog! Thanks for surfing on to ours!

for the love of a house said...

hi anne,
Nice to meet you! Your cat is beautiful and love the letterworking tools.
Too cute about your son being worried about being embarrassed- I sooo remember those days;)

best,
joan

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love polymer clay and vintage letter presses. so cool, can't wai tto see your project. i'm following via linky follower! i would love for you to share a link at my party.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Anne Sweetie...
Oh I am so excited. I can't wait to see your project using palmer clay with these wonderful letter presses. How fun. I too have a new set, but have never seen one inside of a wooden box. Cool beans.

Love that Leo is so protective of them. I have a few things that need protecting from the grands, does he hire out?

Have a glorious week sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

cupcake studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :). Can I just tell you how much I love the photo of your mom in the sidebar...it's beautiful!

cupcake studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :). Can I just tell you how much I love the photo of your mom in the sidebar...it's beautiful!

cupcake studio said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :). Can I just tell you how much I love the photo of your mom in the sidebar...it's beautiful!

Pan's Daughter said...

Hi, Anne -
Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments on my blogs. Those letters and numbers are a great find! Can't wait to see what you do with them!
Take care,
Julia

NanaDiana said...

Hi Anne- Thank you for finding me and signing up as a follower. I love your kitty and I used to do quite a bit of polymer clay stuff myself. I scuplted Santa faces for craft shows for years. I am signing up as your newest follower and looking forward to getting to know you- Hugs- Diana

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Hi Anne!
Thank you for visiting 34th street!
I am pleased to meet you as well!

You blog is a delight! I am so glad that you found me so I could find you!

I am dying over the metal letters...I am taking a class at Jean Oliver's. She is using them with leather. I will be watching for your technique with polymer!
How fun!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Pinecone Camp said...

Well, aren't you a lucky girl. My husband would love that set! He's done heaps of letterpress work. Have fun, pounding away!

marilyn said...

Anne,
Thank you for your visit and comment. I chuckled at your stamps. I have the same exact set with the numbers in a separate wooden mitered box and the copper headed hammer to pound with. I have yet to use them, so perhaps I can pick up some inspiration from you.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Anne! What a great set of stamps and treasure you found in the previous post! Thanks for your visit and sweet comment! I am happily following you too!

Fran said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Yours is lovely. Your letter stamp set is beautiful; I love the aged look of it. Good luck w/your project!