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...


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"...


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...


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...

♥ ♥ ♥


  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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,

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

  8. I forgot to add that I am now following you!

  9. 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!

  10. 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;)


  11. 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.

  12. 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

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

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

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

  16. 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,

  17. 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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!


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