okay…so i admit it. i have turned a blind eye to my blog for a week. i am sorry. i have been quite sick with some funky virus. yuck. i have also been up to my scary armpits (yes they are) in things to do with the kids. they (not my armpits) have been keeping me quite busy these days. i usually try to ignore them a little so i can knock out a project or two, but lately, we have been having some fun doing things together and having not so much fun doing things together. for those of you with small children…you know what i am talking about. anyway….arek has been super busy with scouts and school. zoey has been super busy with dolls and demands. i have been super busy taking all their requests….like a crazed radio personality….playing your favorite hits!!! zoey above making cinnamon ornaments. her fat little hands are so cute!!!! they are the busiest part of her….that and her mouth. she got it from her mama.
to make a long story short, i have been busy with activities other than junkin and crafting, so the pics i took for this post are so random….. some projects i’m working on for the upcoming show i am doing, some inspiring things around the house and some materials i’m working with for my collages and what is inspiring me now. i hit g.w. on friday and found some okay things and then i hit a t.store i love….$20 a box store. the owner is a devout church going woman who listens to her friend preach on the radio for several hours a day at her shop. it’s a great store w/ a great vibe. it’s not offensive and the owner is not pushy at all. she is respectful and friendly and i feel welcomed and very cleansed when i leave. i found a bunch of crazy junk there friday….BIG, BIG box….all for $20. i call it my ‘blessings store’. i will be using many of my finds there for some upcoming projects.
i also took some photos of some goodies my blogging friend RACHEL made for me. she made me an awesome necklace out of a little silver tray, but it is in my car, so i didn’t take a pic. of it. she has wicked sewing talent and makes little things looks incredible. she really puts martha stewart to shame. oh…did i say that?
okay…blah, blah, blah…on with the show…..some experimental collages done on clothing. i tea stained this shirt and added some cast offs….also below used an old slip to glue stuff to. my husband would say it is SOOOOO TACKY. he is right, but it’s still fun and a good way to use up all those cute cast off vintage items you have no clue what to do with. besides, it’s only tacky if i actually wear it. would i do that????????? hmmm.
beginning of a collage
things that are inspiring met at the moment….lace, ribbons and vintage ephemera and painted frames for collages. i love the pale pink paint….
some inspiring things around my house…dolls, dolls and more dolls. what is the thing about vintage dolls that make them so interesting??? i just adore them. the poor chipped on is making my friend tina go insane right now. sorry tina. i hope she doesn’t bring you scary dreams.
oh…now she will for sure with this close up.
i found all of these lovelies at the ‘blessings thrift shop’. they were all part of my $20 box. i thinks these are great. they are not quite that ‘vintage’ but they needed me. the lady that owns the store was so happy that someone took them. they were just sitting in a dark cardboard box. they all look like a misfit sorority of some sort.
dolls in zoey’s room. the one below has no feet. something or someone chewed them off. poor thing. i love her. i found her in the trash in germany. i was so excited to get her. my husband just shook his head.
and some stuff around the house. you bloggers that know me know i love to take a bunch of pictures. my friend cheryl and i always say that we like to read blogs, but we LOVE to look at the photos more. that’s why i also have so many stinkin pics. i dragged my daybed into the house. the kids and i love this little couch.
wall pockets i found for 25 cents.
my growing tin collection.
FLOWERS FROM MY HUSBAND FOR MY BIRTHDAY. thanks ron. i had to put a little touch on them. i wrapped them in fabric. i have to mess with everything.
RACHEL, RACHEL…you outdid youself on this garland. sooo sweet. ripped sheets and little fabric flowers. adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!
tree skirt to die for. pom poms and little buttons and glitter spray. ThAnKS rachel!!!
arek will be so mad at me when he is a teen and he sees this pic. yes…he is helping me bake and he is wearing an apron. we made red velvet cake. zoey helped too….ack. this is why i am so busy with the kids.
it took me a week to clean up this mess. yes. i am politically incorrect. i let my kids lick the cake batter. i did when i was growing up. my mom always let me have the beaters when she was finished whipping up something sweet and she let me eat raw hamburger meat too. that was the good ole days!!! THANKS MOM!!! hee hee.
okay… this post made no sense at all. i have also been sooooo busy reading other blogs these days, i don’t tend to mine as much. there are soooo many good blogs out there. amazing talent. amazing creativity. addiction number 117 or something like that to add to my list. blogging. comes right after licking cake batter.
you all have a good night.