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.