Sorry I haven't kept my blog up to date. I keep forgetting to upload all my new pictures. I just got an iphone so I'm trying to figure out if I can upload straight from my phone or what. I had a great time this past weekend with my mom. I'll try to remember to upload the pictures when I get home.
102. Standing in a clear clean puddle in the grass during the rain. 103. Walking barefoot in the rain across a warm parking lot. I forgot about this one till I did it again today. (new yellow box flips can't get wet)
Please excuse me as I rant..
Its been a really stressful week at work. I smarted off to my boss at work. I've been a temp here for almost 2 years. I wanted to know if I'm ever gonna be hired on or if this is it... Plus I haven't had a pay increase the entire time I've been here and I've been given a larger workload. I covered for our secretary of engineering last week. (and again tomorrow) I won't be here on Friday because I'm going on a vacation with my biggest supporter....my mom. We are going to the NW Georgia mountains to go Thrifting and yard saling all weekend. I'm packing up a big tote of beads and jewelry making stuff to bring along. We haven't made any reservations anywhere and might not stay in the same place both nights .. we are just winging it.. I need a break and so does she.. I can't wait this is going to be a great weekend!
There were a lot of local yard sales this weekend be cause we had our Annual Homespun Festival down town. Arts and Craft show with lots of food and fun. I didn't attend the festival because I don't do well in crowds. I decided to stage all of my finds together in one photo rather than each sales find. I've got a mirror and a small table in my car still so I'll have to photograph them some other time. Front and center is the collapsible shoe storage and bench $2 (nut came unglued from the bottom rods) easy fix $1 for both the wire mesh containers. .50 cents for the square basket. .25 cents each for the zipper bags. $3 for the hand painted wooden containers. $3 for the tray table. .50 cents for the hand carved wooden box. $1 silver ship container. $2 Wellington Pin. $1 black & white tree photo. $1 swede round container. .50 cent black window container. $5 Craftsman Dust buster. $1 silver clock ($50 price tag on back)
My cats have a wild curiosity about my pet snake Azimuth. After feeding him on Wednesday night he stayed out in the open in his cage(I think he was sizing them up) He seemed just as curious about them as they were of him. I managed to get a few cute pictures of them checking each other out.
Luna was just sitting back and watching.. but Delilah seemed to want a more "hands on experience" she kept pawing at him thru the glass... While Chloe took the high approach on top of the cage.
Saturday started off overcast with a comfortable breeze so I thought I would get out and see what junk I could buy.. Found a group yard sale in a parking lot near my work. One lady was a beekeeper selling honey. I ended up talking to her for a long time about beekeeping. I told her I wanted to learn how to do beekeeping. She told me she would teach me everything I needed to know and help me get started. Of course I bought a jar of honey too. I bought these jars for $1 each. I already have them full of odds and ends. I got each of these jars for .50 cents This cute change purse was .50 and the Brighton bag was free. I got these good sized nesting boxes for $5 I followed the signs to a benefit sale a couple of blocks away. I got these cool metal boxes for .50 cents each. Dog bowls .50 cents each. $4 for all the GI Joe accessories. (the guns are so detailed) I also bought a bunch of baked goods.
Last Tuesday I had to go to Hiram so I decided I would visit my favorite thrift stores while I was in the area. I even went to Goodwill.. I bought myself two "girlie" shirts.. (I normally shop in the mens section for big comfortable shirts) I stopped at A twist of life thrift got the paint for .42 cents.. Patina for .82 cents, metal bracelet .52 cents and the elephant bracelet for $1.82 I went to another thrift store across town and get a new pack of iron on transfers for dark fabrics for .25 cents Watch .50 cents
I've been working my arse off at work this week.. I'm covering for someone. I haven't had a chance to post anything. When I got home yesterday and logged online my boyfriend needed the computer. I got to working on my craft room again and never took the time to blog. After working on a PC all day I really don't want to use another one when I get home. Monday after work I worked on my craft room again. The jig for my drill to be used as a lathe had fallen back behind a set of rolling drawers in the corner. Part of it had broken off but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix with Elmer's Glue. Before After I got it all glued up I decided it needed something. So I got out all my random colors of Model magic and cutters and started decorating. I think It turned out really cute even if I did run out of black before I could finish. After
I just thought I would share the stupid thing I did. Over the weekend I was still working on cleaning and organizing the house. One of the many tasks that needed to be done was get the couch cover put back on. I washed it last week and had hung it up to dry in various areas of the house. I got the first cushion cover on and apparently got side tracked while going to fetch the second one. I think I ended up cleaning out the cat box in the process. I didn't think about it again until the next morning when I saw this... Toby couldn't decide which way he liked it best so he decided to give them all a try.
While I was searching for my printable fabric I came across my old Maple Town critters. They are all naked so please don't laugh. They were well loved. My friend and I used to play with them outside in the woods. I didn't have many but it looks like I've got Katie's extended family here in Georgia.. I have the entire bear family but only daddy gray rabbit. I also have a larger white cat and some of the other cheaper off brand names. I'll take pictures of the rest of them another time.
I remember being jealous of my friend in Florida.. she had all the Maple Town Families. I loved playing with them. I wonder if she still has all of those...? I'll have to ask.. I played with them every summer when I was visiting family in Bradenton.
Every Wednesday night I go to my parents house to eat so last night my mom asks me if I'm still gonna make Steampunk stuff. She had a small jar with all this cool old antique furniture hardware...like key holes and drawer pulls. She had gotten them from my great grandmothers estate back in 1991 and hadn't done anything with them yet so she passed them on to me.. I've got all kinds of ideas for them. Now all I need some leather tools so I can make wrist cuffs and other things.. I've got plenty of leather.
I also raided my old jewelry drawer from high school.
I had a busy weekend and didn't get to work on any glass until late Monday night. These are my favorite colors to use.
I want to really play around with the swirls I like the way they look. The new torch makes all the difference in the world. The glass flows so much better now. I attempted to make a heart pendant last week but it didn't survive the cooling process.
Saturday was the annual Aragon Bar-B-Que in the neighboring town so I knew there would be yard sales close to it. It's a big deal around here. Aragon is a tiny little town without any redlights but people were coming out of the woodwork for this thing. Its a little festival with a few kiddie rides and games and lots of good food. They usually have a couple local bands play music and the adult league softball teams play games all day long. At 10pm they have a firework show. (I love the fireworks setting on my camera) I only found one yard sale in Rockmart and picked up a couple things. Got these bracelet parts for .50 cents. This craft book was $2 I headed to Aragon to look for more sales. A local church was having an indoor sale. I got this used chopper for $1... I've needed one for my fimo for a while. I got this brandnew leather wallet and jewelry for $2 There was another sale around the corner but all I got there was two new Plano boxes for $5.
I have had a love of miniatures my whole life. I got my first cardboard dollhouse for my third birthday.
Three years later my aunt built me a wooden dollhouse that I still have. I started making my own minis for it using anything I could find.