Saturday, April 27, 2013

...TMS BURNOUT! Any takers??

massive sale.
if you have EVER seen ANYTHING in our svelteSTUFFj ETSY store (or on this blog) that you just 'need' to have in your posession - make an offer, pay shipping and it will most likely arrive within a few days on your doorstep!

Too Much Stuff Burnout is the verdict on my recent lack of enthusiasm for saling.  Time to clear-out!  If ANYTHING at all has caught your eye just leave me a comment (or convo us) ~ IT'S GOTTA GO!! ~

Friday, April 26, 2013

...deeeep breath...

People have started to mow their lawns!
Now, if it would just warm up enough so that I could open some windows and let some of that fresh air indoors and rid the house (and my soul) of these Winter cob-webs!!
 Saling has still been slow, or maybe 'stuff karma' is just off-kilter ~ whatever!  What it all amounts to is that
I have started exploring a new outlet for some of my energies...
Something that has been sitting on my Bucket List for quite awhile...
in particular - 'Sea Glass Wire Wrapping'.
I found a good on-line tutorial, and FINALLY sat down with it the other night.  Very few supplies were needed - all things that I already had in my 'stash', that have been picked up from sales.  It took a few starts, but after a short time (the very first evening!) I had this:
I am hooked!!  I need lots of practice, but it is so much fun. I want to try different patterns! different types of wire - brass! copper!  Oh, the possibilities are endless with the overflowing supply I have of my beloved seaglass!

Next night: Copper wire on rootbeer seaglass w/ swirl practice.
VERA 2012 #12

 I did make it to a few sales this morning, but all that I could muster the excitement for was one VERA tea towel. That is still a good morning in my book!
Now, I'm going to go dream up some more wire wraps...

Monday, April 22, 2013

...first signs of Spring ~ FINALLY!

This is what I have been waiting for, and dreaming of...
a 60deg + day!,
a 'REAL' garage sale!
(okay, so it was a privately run ESTATE SALE, but we won't split hairs)
Arrived rather late, because it was a couple of towns over, so we combined it with a couple of other errands.  All the better because they were still unearthing things and there wasn't any competition!!  Grabbed a LARGE box FULL of wood thread spools (170+) for a song (and had a bid on ebay within 2hrs of listing ~ YIPPEE!). 
Went to the basement to poke around - none of the owners had even been down there - and found a few spools of solder (to hopefully inspire me!!).

 In the kitchen I dug out a set of MY vintage 'go to' measuring spoons, which I ALWAYS pick up whenever I see them cheap (to upgrade my current 'dishwasher battered' sets).  However, I made the mistake of checking to see what they are currently selling for...  I guess I'll just keep using my tarnished ones for a bit if I can get THOSE $$ !

A lovingly hand-beaded pincushion that they practically paid me to take when they saw me appreciating the beadwork!
 I was !THRILLED! with this bag of Fake foodies. I am always finding the veggies and fruit, but this one had CHEESE and a croissant! *I have been looking for sites to buy fake cakes / pastries from to display on my 'PEDESTALS', but haven't found anything to my liking in my price range.  So the search has continued...  I thought the cheese/croissant would be good fill-ins for a bit.  J informed me 'They are The.Most.Disgusting.Things.EVER.'  ...I guess the search continues. 

My FAVORITE purchase...  this itty-bitty (she's about the size of your thumb), forlorn, MERMAID! Complete with broken&repaired tail fin & chipped nose - she just stole my heart! 
 Why I have such a passion for vintage Mermaids lately? I.DON'T KNOW. 
Thank Goodness they are hard to find!
The lady holding the sale picked it up... laughed, and gave it to me for FREE - I guess that was nice of her, but rather rude to the mermaid!!

THEN home for a FULL AFTERNOON of Yardwork!  Oh when, but Spring does yardwork ever seem so good?! 8-)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

...gonna be a brite, sunshiny day?

SO many heavy hearts.

May we all keep searching our souls, and find a bit of strength...

VERA 2013 #9 (...another 'bag tossed my way' - YEH!)

...a few more rays of SUNSHINE,

VERA 2013 #10

VERA 2013 #11

Sending positive thoughts out to everyone in BlogLand as we each try to endure, the best way we know how!