Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Easter Basket

Here's what I got myself for Easter:
 lots of chocolate,
 a light-up bunny, puzzle egg, sparkly bunnies, felt egg stickers, a stuffed chick and a frog keychain.

I went to a garage sale today and was sorely disappointed. Mostly everything was furniture, I really wish people would say that in their ads. I'm not going to be visiting a sale if it's all furniture.
I'm still waiting for a cool sale. There's an apartment building a block away, that has a sale every spring and fall, and I just don't feel like garage sale season has started until I go to their sale. This year it's in May, so a little late.

This weekend is our semi-annual book sale at the library. I have to work tonight, but tomorrow is half price day, and I plan to go in when we open and just take my time. I hope I find something cool.
Also, on Wednesday, my aunt and I are planning on visiting an antique mall in a nearby town. I'm still waiting to see if I get the time off, but it's looking promising. I hope to visit the booth that's filled with buttons.

What are you guys finding?

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Happy Easter

I didn't have any Easter swaps I was participating in this year, and my mother suggested I create an Easter basket for her (though later when I brought it up, she seemed surprised), so I did. Here's what I'm giving her:
 The basket I got last year in another Easter swap.
 I included a couple pinwheels, some flowers and a butterfly pick.
 Some candy.
 There's two packets of riibon, a bunch of clay flowers, a bunny, and another pinwheel.
These eggs are a version of some I saw for sale at Hobby Lobby. They had egg ornaments that were painted with an image on them and some glitter. I decided instead of paying $3.00 to buy them, I'd make my own. So, I picked up some paper mache eggs, painted them, added some images I had laying around my house, and covered them with Mod Podge.
The pink one has a wild rose and a goldfinch, the rose is Iowa's state flower and the goldfinch is the state bird. The orange one has a couple bunnies on it. The yellow one has some butterflies from a napkin. The purple one has a couple of vintage advertising images on it. The blue one has some daisy images from wrapping paper on it. The large eggs cost $.69 each, the small eggs were $.29 each, I got the paint for $.25 for each color, and the images were in my collection. So, 5 eggs for less than $5.00.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Long time no see, sorry about that. I honestly haven't had much to post about and like I said before I can't post from my Kindle. Last weekend I went to a church sale with a friend, and I learned that it does not good to have a list of things to look for if you don't write it down and/or forget it. I do know that linens and craft supplies were on it, and I accomplished getting some of those.
The doily has a note on the back saying "Doilie from box of Linens - Ives - Late 1800's to 1910 probably older. I saw it and thought I didn't want to spend that much money on it, but I finally decided I couldn't pass it up.
The two ribbons were a steal. I have no idea how much is on them. The top one is velvety, the blue is velvet. The bottom one is sewn onto the background, very cool.

I've been in a slump lately, I'm not entirely sure why, maybe I'm waiting in anticipation for the garage sales to start, maybe I've been working too much, maybe I haven't done enough art, I just don't know. I know I am sick of getting crap or no mail everyday, a nice little surprise would be great. Today, I got something cool, check out my other blog, here, to see what it was.
I have been working a ton lately, last week I was pushing 40 hours, and this Saturday is my first day off in two weeks. Today I had an evaluation, I have mixed feelings about it, but I won't elaborate.
I have a little extra money since I got my tax refunds back, but I'm so not into spending it, it looks like I need some new things soon, so I will be, but I really don't want to.
There have been a few sales popping up, and I know there will be more soon, and I can't wait. I'm now off to spend some money on some comfort food and just take the rest of the day for me.

Last week

On our way home from Chicago, we stopped off at a Hobby Lobby, but unlike some other stores I feel all Hobby Lobby's have the same stuf...