Reflecting back on THIRTEEN years of...
...the Best of adventures & Fun!
...the best of friends!
I'm sure, THE BEST is yet to come ;-) !!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY J!
|How about her 'very own' special mini Plarn 'Trick-or-Treat' bag?!!|
...after, it can tote her books to/fro the Library (yes, Thank goodness her Mom takes her there!!) or she can tote her own soggy swimsuit in the Summer!!
When I finished that up, I was in the 'Plarn-swing-of-things', so I finished up the 'body' of a bag I had started for myself ages ago! BUT, I decided I wanted to try something different for a 'handle'..
|So, I went to my personal 'Library', and did a refresher course on a skill that I hadn't tried since 3rd grade Art Class in elementary school. Well, let me tell you - I give that Teacher a LOT of credit, she MUST have had the patience of a Saint to teach a bunch of 8yr olds this 1970's Craft!!!|
|Maybe it's using 'plarn' instead of cording, but this whole process is a LOT more time consuming than I remember.... I'm not real sure the 'look' is exactly what I was after, but I guess it's not 'Terrible', so I think I'll continue - and, just a couple of more evenings and MY bag should be completed! ((FINALLY))|
|Yes, I DO know how to pack a box!!|
|'New' foldout storage carry-along (in Pink!), metal zippers, scrap ornaments for wreaths, jello mold for mushrooms, 'New' package of decorative papers...|
LOTS of 'Tools of the Trade':
|Why are there some things that I just.can't.leave behind?? I have more mini C-clamps, Hot Glue Guns, Dymo Label Makers, and heavy old clunky staplers than I could possibly 'need' in a lifetime. Yet, I couldn't walk away from them?!!|
|This chalkware cathead and mini lantern perfume bottle are headed directly to MY PERSONAL 'museum'!|
A BIT FOR FRIENDS:
|'Cat-Lover' - check! 'Mini toleware Collector' - check!|
OH, and hey, MORE CROCHET PATTERNS!!
and A FEW FOR RESALE:
|Isn't this NIB Irwingware 4pc BARWARE set amazing?!! (complete with instruction book!)|
...and The NECESSARY 'WHAT THE???'
|This mini kit came WELL TAPED, so thought we were getting a 'Grommet set'. Imagine my surprise when we inspected it closer at home. Solid metal 'points' with 'screws'!?? I'm thinking some kind of shoe or cleat replacement spikes (golf? baseball?). Are these still legal (to sell?). Any market??|
|Larger than marbles, metal, heavy and a Whole baggie full...|
WHAT ARE THEY FOR??
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THEM????
All in all, I think we did okay.
The fun-of-the-hunt and the sorting after kept me HAPPY for quite a while !!
|We've been drilling seaglass and beach bricks, to stock up for future projects...|
|Vintage and Craft Supplies to hold me over 'til SPRING!!|
|**NO WORRY! I'm not getting in OVER my head with Crocheting!! Friends have a Full-Time business reselling CROCHET PATTERNS (whodda thunk it?!), so I pick them up for them whenever I find them 'on the cheap'! ~ This weekend was VERY Lucrative!!|
|Some of my purchases put me into the 'travelling frame of mind'...|
|SCARED?! Yes, I would be WELL-prepared for any UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY invites that may come my way, but hopefully they will ReSell!!|
|The weekend ended with the spotting of a BEAUTIFUL 'Full' Rainbow ~ hope this is a sign of good things to come!!|
|OH! I almost forgot two of my favorite 'acquisitions' of the weekend... 2014 Royal Haeger #2 and VERA #7|
|Sweater Clip #6|
|At the B&B I found a bag FULL of sealed boxes of Coffee Pods. Now, I don't generally purchase 'edibles' from sales, but these were SEALED boxes and each of the 'pods' inside are individually packed in SEALED foil pouches!! We didn't have a Pod Brewer at home (just a Kcup brewer), but this box also contained a next-to-new Melitta Brewer. Sooo I just couldn't walk away from 176+ various flavored / strength coffee pods and Brewer. Never tried one of these before, but for $10. I took a chance. Ended up printing 'instructions' for it off the internet, and now I'm hooked! (and it all came in a MacKenzie Childs bag - BONUS!!)|
|VERA Scarves - 2014 #5 ($1.25), #6 (.50¢)|