New Stuff...

is up in the shop. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I've got a few more purses to finish before the big "Showcase" day but I'm not going to be too rushed. In fact, I'm thinking there's an auction this weekend and I'm sooooo there. Just wish we had won the lottery Wednesday. Oh well. Next week.

We did do a little antiquing last weekend. I found some cutesy things and as soon as I figure out how to post pictures, I'll drop some in. David and I headed to a shop in Mt. Vernon and as soon as we were through the door, David was like: " I think this woman and you were separated at birth. This is TOTALLY the stuff you love." He must have been right because he was half-way through the store before I got out of the first room! He kept coming back to tell me about stuff I was going to like if I ever got to the next room. I had to do some "value shopping". Not a lot of budget to play with. I found some great vintage buttons still on beautiful cards, buttons in a cute, vintage 1/2 pint mason jar, and my favorite a 4"x6" painting of pink flowers in a fabulous golden shabby frame! It so funny because I had just thought to myself I needed a little something to hang over the wall pocket that has the vintage doilies in it. And it's perfect! It kinda matches the larger painting David and I found last year. I love it when stuff like that happens. And it's cheap.


What a Nice Weekend...

After being sick for nearly a month and having the energy to do nothing more than work and sleep, I was looking forward to doing a little sewing this weekend. I've been trying to get a few more purses in the ole Etsy Shop to replace the Christmas goodies. So Saturday morning (after sleeping in an extra hour!) I was all set to start the new projects. The day was shaping up to be very Spring-like and I was going to open a window and enjoy the fresh air. But then a Good Idea (in the shape of a Husband)walked up to me and said: "Let's go DO something." Well, Something turned out to be a little antiquing! OK! Windows down, checkbook open! We headed to 4 or 5 of our favorite places and weren't disappointed. Lots of new stuff. I found 2 fab chenille spreads to use for my purses, David found an LP he didn't have and at the last shop, I went crazy for some sweeeeeeet Victorian calling cards and 50's baby announcement cards. The best part was everything was so reasonable, I just can't feel guilty about how great of a time I had!!

Sunday I finally got into the sewing room. Had fun there, too! I didn't really get a lot finished. I'm in the "almost done" zone. I just like being in my sewing room. Even though it's not finished yet, it has a creative vibe in there. Not to mention lots of fun fabrics. I'll try to finish up those purses this week. I'd like them in the shop by the 14th.