I love when Mom comes into town for many reasons – an added perk is that I get to be-bop to and fro, which is what I did today!
And this afternoon, I got to do some speed thrifting – my 2 fav thrift stores in H- town, The Guild Shop and Blue Bird Circle – close at 3:30pm and 4pm, respectively. Here are the treasures I got:
I got all three for less than 16 bucks! The pressed glass compote (left) was only $2! They claim the covered candy dish (right) is crystal – I am suspect. And the small plate in the middle is another piece of Depression glass. So good additions to my collection. I didn’t get to check out anything but the glassware – not enough time! I’ll have to head back at some point.
I posted a comment on the Green Bag Lady’s blog when she was doing her “A Freebie for 50 Sweeties” giveaway. I usually never win anything – but lo and behold, I got an email indicating that I had been selected to receive a handmade bag! and guess what came in the mail today…
I love it! I am quite good about using fabric bags for groceries and am getting better about remembering to bring my own bag when I go shopping (retail), so this pretty little bag will help me that much more!
Green Bag Lady – thank you, thank you, a thousand thank yous! Be sure to check her out here.
Go to Creature Comforts to enter a giveaway for a chance to win this cool instant camera:
(Photo credit: Photojojo.com)
I’d love to win it – or buy it – doesn’t it look like fun?! Many scrapbooking possiblities…
Like I have said, I have been obsessed after seeing this blog entry.
So I have been a busy bee, making lots of shoe bags! Her instructions are really great – much easier than other shoe bag instructions I have seen. I did French seams, which actually took less time than zig zagging the edges like she does (and it looks better inside!).
I have already given a set away to S – my designer / friend – for her belated bday.
And a special embroidered one for my great friend, Coco:
The mushroom pattern is from this blog.
I heart the internet! Many thanks to Betz White for her shoe bag tutorial and Andrea Zuill for the embroidery pattern!
My birthday was on Wednesday, and I really am a lucky, lucky girl!
Birthday calls from the whole fam!
Musmie is overseas in Taiwan (and she usually never remembers my bday!), Dad- who I don’t think has ever called me on his own for my bday and then Yarbs, of course – she always remembers!
Box of cupcakes waiting for me at work!
T-shirt from LB from one of my favorite downtown lunch spots, Frank’s.
A GC from the Targ from 3 of my co-workers.
Boom made homemade crab mac’n’cheese – very yummy and very rich
A package of goodies arrived from Coco – and the goodies are from Mozambique!
‘Tis a good thing to be so loved! And the celebration didn’t stop there (more on that tomorrow)…
This website is chock full of ideas of things to make! So all I need is more time… but I love seeing all the possibilities… and starting my mental list of things I want to do… too bad that list is a mile long! Maybe one weekend I can set aside for a intense craft session with myself. I think I would really love it!
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This past weekend, we went to the Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park (H-town’s version of Central Park – but not a big nor as central). It was a great day to be outside walking around – and walk we did! I think everyone had the same idea, so we had to park about a mile away, then walked a mile around the festival, and then a mile back to our car. But good times were had by all!
Oh I am a delicate flower…
I love this guy! He was so cute and plump! The sculptor made lots of different sizes of Humpty, perhaps I should have gotten one… But I don’t think Boom was all that impressed…
There were tons of these huge, sculptures made of steel. I just wonder how they were transported to the park – must have been quite a pain!!!
Boom is not a huge fan of crowds of slow walking people, so he was a good sport. We also got to see an artist we have been thinking about purchasing a piece from – Ray Phillips – and found out about his opening, so that is good. It would be our first piece of really legitimate artwork. Hmm, I guess I take that back – we do have an art photograph from a friend of mine in Richmond – Aimee Koch. Anyway, it would be a big step for us.
And Yarbs found a painter she liked – Roger Disney – some of his smaller pieces were not too bad, so maybe this could be a good gift idea!