Saturday, May 23, 2009

Still Crafting!

I have been so busy looking at houses and purging the clutter around here, I haven't had time for an update! I promised myself that I would do one today so here goes.

Last Saturday, Jean and I spent the whole day checking out the local thrift stores and flea markets and we found some really cool stuff.

My favorite find was an antique Samsonite suitcase. I haven't taken a picture of it yet, but I will soon. It wasn't priced, so I took it to the register thinking maybe $10 or even $15. The cashier charged me $3. Score! I have no clue what I'm going to do with it! If anyone has any ideas, please pass them along!

I also got a really cool cake stand and a teal polka dot plate that I just love.
I scored some really cool things to paint too, so I will post pics once they are done. (Right now, I have lost the paint that I was going to use on two of the things and am tearing the house apart for it. I mean, I just bought the paint 10 days ago, it couldn't have gotten that lost, right?!?)

When we got home, I began working on another "Hi Honey, I'm Home!" apron. It turned out okay but not as well as I hoped. I added a pocket to this one, and I'm not sure I like it. What do you think?
I used a vintage sheet for the floral panels and the rest is fabric from my stash. I don't know, it's just something I look at like "meh, it's alright".

Today, after I paint some stuff, I'm going to spend lots of time sewing. I found a site called Fat Cat Patterns that has the most awesome free applique patterns and I plan to work on one or
two this weekend. If you have a chance, check out this site and thank God in heaven that there are still people like Sindy who offer things for free!

Before I go, I must introduce one and all to my brand new great nephew, Jimmy. He was born Wednesday and I can't wait to meet him in person! He looks just like my nephew-in-law and I only wish that my Mom could be around to meet him. I had a nice long crying jag yesterday over this fact and my friend, Kelly (we call her Little Kelly or Kelly Kelly), was kind enough to point out that Mom had probably already met him. She knew him in Heaven and gave him a hug and a kiss before gently pushing him off a cloud and into this world. Isn't that just the sweetest sentiment? Love her!
I plan to be back later today or tomorrow to post more pics and updates!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!


  1. Love little Kelly's idea! I have to point out that alot of your scores have been later spotted in antique stores for lots more dough!

  2. I like the apron, but i think the pocket is too much.