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monday distractions…..

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i don’t wear red lipstick ever because lipstick gives me coldsores on my lips, but then again i am not an old composite doll with a smoke in my mouth….and i’m not blond. that said….i am lucky to get a bath or put my sunscreen on. today was not an exception. yes….i have a million things to do, but i can’t stay out of the craft area. i seem to have the ideas coming faster than i can make stuff. maybe it is because i know this is the end of a vendor era for me. boo hoo.

i should be making dinner for arek, but instead i gave him specific directions to make a sandwich and clean up his mess. that will translate to…..make a sandwich….smear the crust into the couch; leave the plate on the couch to sit on later and spill the crust; smear the peanut butter on the couch; spill whatever he is drinking on the floor, leave all the bread and sandwich makings on the counter; watch too much bad tv; say he does not get enough attention and zoey gets it all; and follow it all up with a demand for gum. why?

onto some monday distractions….these are what i took to the booth today and sold at the booth today….

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i used some cast off shutters and old wallpaper on a cupboard door that was headed for the junk pile. i hammered in some nails at the bottom, put a prism on the bottom and hung with wire….

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i decided to hold on to this collage for me….

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that is about it….enjoy the beginning of another week of inspiration and junking highs…..

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can a true junker really downsize all her cluttttter?……

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so i have news to share, but i think it is too early to release my future plans……so i will keep quiet for now and just blog. i will say a move is in the works soon and i am wrapping up 2 years of what i considered a very productive and creative time at crafter’s corner. i appreciate all of you that supported me during those years. terry lee….thanks sooooooooo much for all of your support…marta…you too. and everyone else that has helped make vendor 030 a success story. i officially put my 50% off sign in the booth today for all the merchandise that is there.  the booth is still stocked quite well and what does not have a price will soon. as much as i need to stop junking and creating….it is hard, so i will continue to at least make gestures at my craft table and keep some projects going up until it’s time to pack. i hope to resume the junkin bug again and restore order to a new booth beaming with fun displays and great finds and creative projects.

i think i am the only military spouse that can pack a house fuller than a museum in less than half a decade. how????? can one live???? with so much stuff???? please tell me i am not the only one!!!! i love my little piles of cute things. i love my little collections of vintage cuteness that helps keep me inspired, creative and motivated. i can’t get rid of it all. that and two kids and one BIG craft area = cluttttter….with a bunch of TTTTTs. i guess between being sick all winter long and the crazy swine flu scares, i need to just enjoy my crazy junkin life and be happy that i have for one day, a really fun hobby that i completely love.

i did rescue a small collage i made not too long ago from the booth today. it’s one that i decided to keep and take with me.

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she is hard to see, but i used a cast off belt buckle to put the photo behind. that lace, and a black cast off ribbon from a vintage necklace help finish it out. it says ‘a lasting impression’. that is what texas left for me, so i will take this collage with me to remind me of fun times.

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i have still been into the wax collages lately. i use a ton of tea stained fabric scraps, an old book cover, lace, pearls, and a vintage collar, key and some paint and wax to make this collage.

i shot some photos of more flea market finds from this weekend. just some smalls, linens and a few other misc……i have been on a linen kick lately. i am struck by the graphics of old tea towels and hankies. i just adore them.

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found a HUGE stack of these quilt cuters. i can’t wait to use these to make wreaths.

i also came across 4 of these hanger covers…..love the sweet flowers on them.

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bowl of goodies…..zoey can’t stop carrying the GIANT rhinestone with her everywhere she goes in the house. she call it her ….jewries….

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love the jar of buttons….and the trio of vintage, plastic angels. they will probably be glued to a shelf. i found a cute shelf at G.W. for $1.50. it is super HUGE, but now it is super WET because of the rain. i didn’t even get a chance to alter it. would have looked soooooo sweet with a rose plate covering the primitive heart at the top and these angels glued onto the bottom. oh well…..at least the idea is there.

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loving these sweet old socks…..back in the day….order a magazine subscription and you get some little bo peep sweet hosiery…..in the form of children’s socks. nowadays….you just get a huge bill for missing issues of overpriced magazines you pass onto your friends.

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i found this sweet fabric in the form of a crib bumper not too long ago at the bins in g.w.   total cost….50 cents. what to do???? i cut the batting out of each panel and will reuse the fabric. i will reuse the batting to make small pillows out of my old linens….

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lastly…..i found this project somewhere on a texas blog out there, so i certainly can’t take credit for this one at all!!!

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salt shakers that don’t have matches…..put a wire into the top of them and then they can hold a cute photo……love it.

zoey’s sweet hand and arm filled with home grown tattoos by arek…..that is what happens when i don’t pay attention to the kids for 10 minutes…..i am too ashamed to show you the rest of the tattoo destruction…..arek even drew zoey a new butt crack. hummmmm. arek too those foam stickers and drew on the sticky side of them with washable marker. then he stuck the design (sticky side) on zoey’s skin and made prints of his design. very clever arek…..no go take a bath.

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okay…stomach is totally hurting. why???????? stop.

better go and figure out why i have this terrible stomach ache…..again.

have a glorious night….enjoy your clutter and don’t watch too much news….

lol….

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junkin food diet…..no foolin!

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this ain’t no april fools……i love junk food almost as much as i love junk!!! seems fitting, righ? well…not really cuz nothing fits. i stepped on my pretty, vintage country green scales today and i realized i should lay off the SPARKLE (as zoey calls them) donuts and stick to some lowfat yogurt and a rice cake instead. then i remembed how delicious these babies are and i realized that the world runs on donuts and coffee. i’m part of the world…therefore i fit the donut equation and x=custard filled with chocolate glaze. yum.

arek and zoey insisted we buy a dozen donuts yesterday after school. okay. arek touched like everyone in the display case, so i had to buy a bunch.  then they both begged me for one before we could get to the car.  don’t you love when kids throw a fit about eating something they just can’t wait to devour while you are driving somewhere??? i don’t let them eat in my car, but ron’s truck is a feeding trough for this power hungry family of 3. sorry ron. i am sure there are hard tator tots that have fossils in them by now under your seat.. you truck is officially the chow mobile.

anyway, i gave zoey a colorful sprinkle donut to eat on the way home. by the time we got there, she had licked all the sprinkles off and squeezed the remaining donut cake in each hand until her hands oozed with sugar and glaze. her face was sticky and she had a sprinkle mustache and her clothes (yes, she had some on) were covered with little, sticky crumbs. yum. she asked me very politely when we got into the house to ‘wash the sticky donut off her hands’. she used an adjective and i was so impressed. then the real feeding frenzy happened………

me…i ate FIVE of those evil cakes. my gosh…i’m starting to gain so much weight. i have a very active sweet tooth after i get the kids home from school. i pig out on JUNK and drink coffee and then i want to sleep. today i turned U2 on the ipod in the kitchen and adjusted my fatique to a much more manageable level. i consider the sugar a creative surge to make it thru to the evening. i know a walk would be much more beneficial, but i’ve habitually turned to carbs the way i do to junk. woe is me. where is the treadmill? richard simmons….would you like to join me in a tea staining project followed by an hour of disco sweat? i need to be workin at the car wash instead of eatin in the carseat.

anyway…onto just a few projects and some really fun jewels i found at a new junk haunt on the way to georgetown, texas. it is a trading post and packed with lots of rusty, dusty, neat old stuff. i didn’t take photos of the other finds yet, but i did find a bunch of costume jewels i thought interesting….

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love the rhinestone pins!! they were marked $15 for the set, but i am sure i got them for less than $1. score.

i plan to use the prisms for a chandie redu i’m in the process of finishing and a funky, retro chandie lamp i will finish soon as well. it came with these 60’s green prisims…

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i think i will use them to make necklaces with. also may use them for my white chandie redo!!

i also found these brilliant old bingo cards and dusty playing pieces at the trading post as well. i took several cards to the booth today.

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i washed all these pieces and took them to the booth as well. they just go on and on! if they were donuts, they would stack to the ceiling like a dr. suess story.

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i found this statue at the trading post as well. she was painted gold, but i had to put a creamy coat of white on her. she resides with 4 other ladies in the living room now. they are competing for a space on the next season of the bachelor. i made this little collage quickly last night and thought the statue was golden once, so she deserved a tribute to her past look.

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this is the best arek could give me. at least it’s not a ghost pose. i was told today by arek that he ‘broke up’ with his girl. broke up? what grade are you in? a third party female was the wedge that divided him from his ‘girl’. how can this happen already? please…just go play with your legos and make roller coasters on the computer and have another sparkle donut. yikes.

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if you are in the area this weekend….. please come shop at CRAFTER’S  for a SATURDAY yardsale/sidewalk sale!!! should be lots of bargains and i think the weather is going to be nice!!!the sale has already started today…tomorrow…friday and saturday will be the BIG outdoor day for the sale!!!! i won’t have tons and tons to sell for the yardsale part, but i sure will be buying!!! sorry ron. i will have a 20% off sale for my entire booth on saturday only. i have also marked several items down as well.

hope to see you all there!!!!!!

okay….i need some water and a 5K run. that means i am going blogging instead…..need to see what the gals at round top are up to!! you all stop foolin around and go get ya a snack already….that way i won’t feel like the only one…

lol

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bag lady, pack rat, hoarder, shopaholic….if it quacks like a duck, it’s probably spring or something like that.

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yes….that is me. the bag lady. what does one do with a hyperactive two year old, way too much rain, a sore throat and $20 in her pocketbook (well, if i can pick one out that is)???? she heads off to the g.w. bins and buys more crap!!! i found this little heart that says THE BAG LADY today and it made me laugh. i want to alter it and glue buttons to it or something, but i think i may keep it and hang it in my closet to remind me what a pack rat i really am. i have great intentions of clearing the clutter. i dream of organizing and downsizing the sweet junk in my life, and i do…..BUT i go back out again and again and buy more, more, more. what do they call that????? crazy. but it’s way too much fun. my back porch looks like santa’s workshop….only i have no elves to help me work.

i have no idea what my post header means,  but i know that it’s spring almost and that means cleaning out. so why do i not do that? why do i insist on bring more home???? welllllllllllll……i think shopping for junk over and over again spawns new ideas over and over again. the process of picking thru bins and plowing thru baskets gives me an opportunity to come up with new ideas.  i see my old existing junk with new light and my new junk finds are exciting, so it justifies my junking cycle. life has cycles….frogs have cycles….seasons, crops, ad campaigns….why not junk?

after i hit g.w….i put some new goodies in the booth and took zoey lipstick shopping (she has more of it than a drag queen with a $1000 macy’s gift card) and told her we had to hit the sally store next. i didn’t hit pay dirt, but i did find some super cute stuff!!  a vintage scale (from the 1940’s and cottage green!), a lazy susan (my twin), tons of vintage pictures and frames, glassware, shabby chic curtains, a few linens, a really big metal lamp, teacups, saucers, and a pink riding toy for zoey. total spent…..$35. is that too much? ack. i had to carry 4 bags of crap….including a metal, rusty scale and a lazy susan that wouldn’t fit in the bags and a HUGE metal suitcase (99cents) packed with all my other crap. zoey was wearing flannel p.js. (cuz that is what she wanted to wear) and pushing her toy down the shopping center sidewalk and i was carrying all my crap. the ladies at the german bakery laughed at me. i know i looked like a freak. i was still wearing the same sweat pants i’d had on the day before and the day before that. what a shame. what have i done to myself????? ron…you must come home.

i don’t even go near the mall. i go nowwhere near department stores. i stay out of amazon.com’s way and i try not to go to the bookstore. this justifies my junking habit. i think i didn’t pay more than 75 cents for any of those purses above. i really have been like this since i was small…..a collector….a visualist….a decorator. i don’t think that justifies the 4 bag of plastic eggs (very cute ones may i add) i paid 25 cents for the other day. like i can’t stop at one cuz they are 25 cents.

blah, blah, blah….oh….why is it that i can find a cute vintage purse for 75 cents, but i can’t find ziplock bag of food that will open correctly? is it just me or do others have problems with those darn bags that say ‘tear here’ and then say on the front that they will zip back up for your food’s freshness. whaaa? i get so frustrated. i can’t ever find a pair of scissors when i need one to cut the bag. i can’t tear it. they DON’T tear. i end up cutting them with a knife (almost slicing my fingers) and then securing them back with a vintage plastic clothespin. so much for convienence. and don’t get me started on opening salad dressing bottles with all that plastic and then the little thingy you have to pull off the top of the bottle with your teeth???? and spices???? whaaaaaa….i end up piercing them with a fork and then i rip that little shaker thing right off and just use them that way.

see…vintage stuff is simple….easy to use….the way it’s intended to.

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pillow i glued together with an old slip bottom and toile cutter fabric i found for a quarter.

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found the french book at the knot hole last weekend. i love these handwritten papers i found it the book. i put the book at my booth, but i kept these papers. they are so wonderful. i also put the statue shelf at my booth. i flanked it with postcards i found in france a few years ago. flea marts in france are waaaay too expensive for me, but the postcards are plentiful and cheap. i wish i would have bought more actually.

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found the shabby curtains for $6. i am saddened about the closings of rachel ashwell’s stores. i read her blog and she’s so true to her style. i am sure things will work out. i am sure she has ‘people’ working for her that can help her restore and rethink her stores, products and image. i think she is writing a new book or already has. i CAN’T WAIT. loved rachel since day one!!!

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since my sink is ALWAYS full of dishes, i make sure they are cute ones!! i love florals, melmac and silver plate trays and bowls. i also love clear glassware….little plates, cups, serving bowls and trays. i don’t use paper plates. i’m too lazy to take the trash out….so i have dishes to do constantly.

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found the shoes today (vintage 80’s) and plan to alter them.

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love this book for 25 cents.

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primitive stars, quilt, and rusty can for less than $2. i plan to alter these stars with old photos and buttons and rhinestones. we’ll see.

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love this….i know it’s vintage because nobody has just 4 toothbrushes in their home anymore. i like 10….some light up…some have themes….some vibrate….some sing……it’s too much.

i plan to use this as a vase of some sort to hold button flowers.

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random studio stuff….vases filled with plastic prims, big ole wood buttons i spray painted egg blue, candles, little cloche with egg….just random things to inspire me.

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here is a new statue i found for $4 at crafter’s!! that is her original patina blue paint. yummy.

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random pretties in a vintage cream bowl…..zoey keeps rearranging it for me.

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what to do with all those cute sheets you find at yard sales???? i found this one for $1. i tossed it over a brown round table and now it looks completely elegant. it was quicker than paint and less messy.

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let’s see how long it takes me to fill this basket with pink doilies???? why???

okay…i’ve gone on long enough about absolutely nothing. it’s a good distraction from worrying about other stuff i don’t find as interesting….like for instance…the lady at g.w. that told me today that her son was potty trained at 15 months old. i don’t want to think about how that is TRULY possible….i mean really trained…how?? how can a 15 month articulate their bathroom business when they can’t even talk yet? i hear people tell me stories of their 8 month olds potty training and their 11 month olds potty training….but i just can’t believe it…not TRULY anyway. sorry. anyway, she just couldn’t believe that zoey wasn’t potty trained. she said she didn’t ‘DO’ babies (funny she called her that) that aren’t potty trained. i felt like telling her i don’t ‘DO’ adults that aren’t people trained.

will this sore throat ever leave? i better go put arek to bed and sip some tea. time to do nothing else but rest. the junk will still be there tomorrow…and i’m afraid, the day after that too.

you all have a great weekend filled with ideas, cool junk, lots of bag lady tendency shopping trips……

lol

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still sick…but lots of rain and roses…..

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i’ve been reluctant to write lately….late nites…sick, clingy kids still and lots going on. still…i was inspired today by $1 rose fabric samples i found at crafters…so i had to blog about that. it’s the important stuff…eh? it’s rainy and cold and it sounds lovely to hear those drops hit the metal roof of my outside veranda. i am afraid of what stash of crap i have out there getting wet, but who cares really. the rain is needed and welcomed, so i will live with soggy junk.

between idol finals, on demand movies, stomach upsets with zoey now and history lessons with arek (like was china here back in the 1960s mom and lightning too?), i need this quiet time to get inspired. i haven’t felt too much like making anything lately. guess i’m in a little slump. maybe posting will help. maybe it will inspire me or maybe it will quiet my inner need to heat the glue gun and grab another bag of lace.

arek is learning about american history in school right now. i’m not a history scholar at all. i’m so dumb. i think arek knows more about the presidents than i do, but i did talk to arek tonite about the puritans and how they only had one outfit and when folks lied they were stuck in the gallows. i am not sure if that is true, but i want arek to know he has it easy with his high speed computers, cool clothes, disposable toys and lack of chores. i told him the kids (way back then as he calls it)  had to wash their clothes with rocks and they ate boiled corn every night for dinner and there was no ovaltine and no fridge to put frozen chicken rings in.  if it was summer, they had corn and then they had corn again! no slim jims, no late night tv with the power puff girls and  foster’s home for imaginary friends. everyone had to conform and do the same stuff whether they wanted to or not.  never mind learning about wars and presidents…colonies and trade.  i worry about how those poor women way back then had to weave their only dress they wore and i am sure they didn’t have bins, thrift shops, yard sales and antique malls. maybe they had swaps….you know…..one white bonnet for a pair of black shoe laces. i know when those women finally found out about silks and linens from probably eastern trades or something, they must have went nuts!!! i would have been the crazy collector puritan that was whipped for lying about how many silk slips i had and they would have made me wear like a big L on my one blue woven dress. who knows? i would have started swap day when i was supposed to do bible study or corn picking or something. shame on me, but i don’t think i was supposed to be born in that era.

i guess i am thankful i get to junk. i am thankful i get the benefits of all the history before me. common laws, common people, common wealth and look what it brought over the years….lots of crusty old stuff being passed down again and again….rethought…redone and resold. treasures all the time. so maybe junkers are important historians. and maybe this is all just a bunch of blah, blah, blah. i’ll stop now before it’s totally obvious i don’t know my head from a hole in my only pair of thin, puritan wool socks.

onto what inspired me today. i have been collecting rose fabric for about a month now. i don’t sew. what is my problem? what to do with this stuff???? i will stack it and look at the beauty that it brings me…one $1 piece at a time!!! i get soooo inspired by you sewers out there that stack your linens and fabrics by color, fabric, style and print in neat piles….stacked high, high, high…in a shabby little closet or on a chippy little shelf. it’s so romantic and lovely, so i have decided to start a little fabric collection on a great pink shelf i found. where will i start this??? in the family room of course. why not….right next to the kids books and puzzles that i get so tired of doing over and over and over again. puritans didn’t have barbie puzzles….now go find some string and a stick kids and knit me another pair of socks.

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i got most of these fabrics from NANCY at crafter’s corner. she has a great booth in the back of the store where she sells lots of sewing supplies. she has bags and bags of lace and tons of fabrics….all very inexpensive. the above vintage fabric caddy was a GATHERINGS find for more than i wanted to pay, but i’m glad i did. it’s just lovely.

i have some other crafty ideas to share, but i’ll save that for another post. i think i need to go but zoey to bed. i’m letting her sleep on me as i type. her hair is still sticky from a candy necklace she refused to take off last night. i had to pry it from her neck rolls after she fell asleep. tonight zoey now has intestinal issues, but at least her fever is gone and her rash went away. arek on the other hand, was covered tonight with hives. this has been the craziest virus/infection??? thing i’ve seen. rash all over….itchy red rash….i want to blame it on some crazy junk find that is lurking in my house, but i think it’s the sickness. i’m sure i’m next to get it. who will take care of me? arek and zoey will make me eat boiled corn and weave my own blanket to keep warm while they raid the marshmallow peeps and watch too many scooby doo episodes.

you all have a great night and you texas enjoy the rain and watch the rusty garden gates get even rosier.

lol

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it is midnight and my glass slippers are just old socks with holes….and i should be out of sight…like sleeping that is….

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but instead i’m going to go on and on about a bunch of random crap.

first off….THE BACHELOR. okay…jason…get a clue. what is the deal???? molly was that right one from the start. good move way too late jason. heartbreaks all over the place this season. either way, those girls will still have to clean the urine up off the floor…4 year old urine or 34 year old urine.  don’t matter neither way…it’s still a chore only certain spouses can endure. no more nights in exotic places, ladies….time to just chill at the house. molly will get bored. get over it molly. now go get ty a peanut butter sandwich already. and for melissa….prince charming is an illusion. you are better off kissing toads girl. now go back to college and get a cat. i’ll stop now.

why else can’t i sleep??? i am nervous about the TAKS 3rd grade reading test arek has to take in the morning. i would be worried if i had to take it, much less arek.  lord knows he will barely pass it if he does at all. part of this is a reflection of the loss i’m feeling w/out dad around the house to help.  i should push arek harder to study every night, but i am tired and understaffed, so i let stuff slide. oh well. arek is smart, but he needs to slow down when he tests.  he can get a second chance if it doesn’t work out this time around. he will get some special help with the test, so i hope that works in his favor. i’m crossing fingers, toes and strips of lace for you arek. i sent you to bed early with a belly full of very, very healthy captain crunch cereal.

zoey pooed in her little potty for the first time today!! the potty had to be dragged all around the house and sat on in several different areas, but she finally settled on the hallway to do her business. it was a decision she made. i am not really a potty pusher. i’m kind of a slacker mom when it comes to grades and potty time. what can i say???? you push em too hard on the potty and they end up smoking by the time they are 4. zoey will get the potty thing w/out a big giant power struggle from me. go zoey!!  if the potty was a 3rd grade TAKS test today zoey, you would pass with a big 100 percent.

i worked on projects today…..in between all the drama of kids, i managed to squeeze out the paris flea mart sign above. it cost me less than 50 cents to make. all cast off stuff…even the board it used to put it on. i plan to dangle a prism from the bottom and use a big, rusty wire to hang it. i also worked on a little collage w/ a cast off door front i trashed….

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i used some doilies, gloves, ribbon and some pearls. oh…and vintage wallpaper. she’s in need of a wire hanger and she is booth ready. speaking of booth….very slow lately, so i decided to snap some shots for you bloggers out there that may pass thru copperas cove, texas. please stop by….

CRAFTER’S CORNER…..lots and lots of stuff….vendors galore. come check it out!!!!

i was also inspired today by these old ledger pages…i found them in a hatbox i had hiding under a table. oh…this is my life, eh?

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i also plan to make a ‘hat’ collage from all this mess. i’ll share the after photos when i am finished…..

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okay…on to crafter’s corner photos. there really is no particual order to these….just random shots of the store and new displays for spring…..

ENJOY…..

CRAFTER’S CORNER….TOWNSQUARE SHOPPING CENTER….OFF 190 IN COPPERAS COVE TEXAS.

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does my skin look clearer???? i’ve been using anti wrinkle cream, sun screen, and i’m been taking a skin, hair and nails vitamin everyday. do i look fetal? do i have a face like a baby’s butt? i hope not, but i sure am tired of looking old. can these creams really do what that promise??? small, small changes. that is what i see, but i do see a change.

i need a face like this….

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minus the green snot. yuck. zoey has been ill, so she’s a little green around the nose.

you all have  lovely night. i’m soooo tired now and angus just threw up. see what a little blogging can do to weaken the soul? kids, pets, junk….oh my. where is my glass slipper??? where is my prince???? he needs to come rescue me from the poo, throw up, yucky nose, TAKS test, endless chores and bad skin. molly….your life has just started girl. good luck.

you all have a lovely evening or day or middle of the night or whatever it is….

i need my glass of water and i’m curlin up like an old cat…next to my cat and hopefully not in the throw up.

lol

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while everyone went to canton, i went to cub scouts….and this is why my saturday salvage is a little boring

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well….my junking life has been completely boring and uneventful the last several days, so i’ve been reluctant to post…..that and a sick child, not enough rest and too many cub scout obligations. lately, i don’t think there is enough coffee to keep me awake. i’ve been so tired and i ache. what gives?????

anyway, the canton flea marts are this weekend i have been in awe of the canton, texas photos popping up on the blogs. just blown away….please go to my blog roll and click on VINTAGE GARDEN ANTIQUES. theresa has such a great blog and lots of photos from her trip to canton. her blog updates on her sidebar are also filled with lots of texas bloggers that went to canton as well. texas is a junker’s mecca….really. my friends bonnie and nancy took off this weekend to canton as well. bonnie gave me all these doll shoes shown above because she said i’d make something crazy with them. i love them and think i will just put them in a jar. maybe i will start a plastic shoe doll collection. what the hell. it will give visitors one more thing to ponder when they come to my house and it will be one more obscure collection to clutter my house.

bonnie actually gave me all of these things to ‘DO’ something with. thanks bonnie!!! i’m all over it. maybe i will make a big corsage and wear it to my next formal function.

frijunk

the girls are looking for lace bits for me this weekend…also buttons, vintage fabric scraps, small junk jewels and anything else little and old that i can cram into another craft drawer in my house. i hope they hit paydirt along the way to canton and find some goodies. i can hardly wait to see what they get!! i will try to take photos of the booth, crafters corner goodies and some of bonnie and nancy’s finds.

i managed to purchase the platter above on friday. the small purple flowers are so adorable on it. i found doilies, linens, 3 pairs of gloves (25 cents each!), a vintage sewing book, pink satin ribbon, robin’s blue tablecloth, a pink gingham apron, and some okay things from goodwill all on friday. i went to the booth with bins of things to drop off and came home with more than i left with. i know i can’t be the only one that does this!

friboothbin

you know…you leave with stuff and then come home with stuff you pull out of the booth???? insane.

fridoilies

frigloves

i found this cute vintage hat shown above at g.w. bins. i think it was 75 cents. the mill flower is smooshed, but i have a trick for unsmooshing (is that a word?) flowers……..

TAKE MILL FLOWERS THAT ARE SMOOSHED

BOIL WATER IN PAN (ADD DROPS OF ROSE WATER, OILS, FRAGRANCE IF YOU LIKE).

HOLD FLOWER OVER TOP OF STEAM FROM BOILED WATER UNTIL FLOWER OPENS UP AND BECOMES FLUFFY AGAIN!! that’s it. simple.

friglovestag

i found these gloves for 25 cents. i love the little tag in the shape of a glove. says made in england on the back. very sweet.

friribbon

fribookcover

i like this book cover. little flowers….pink, blue, peach and brown. very sweet. it’s a vintage sewing book…

fristool

here is a project that went to the booth. i found a stool for a couple of bucks….very ugly… i covered it with a teastained slip bottom, an old dress, lace, doilies and rhinestones. it’s a great way to hide an ugly stool.

fribling

also found the rhinestone necklace around this statue’s neck for $7 at walmart. i just adore it!!!

okay…cubs was long today…i’m tired out. zoey is asleep, and now it’s my turn. i’m falling asleep as is type.

congrats to your canton shoppers for all your deals found and good times!!!

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