Sometimes time just gets away from us. I want time to slow down and appreciate the New Year. I want to be able to finish all of the projects that a swirling around my head. With me it seems like there always way more ideas than time,but I guess that's how it is with most crafters. Oh well, I guess I need to learn to schedule my time better.
Friday I went to ob/gyn to refill my pill prescription and decided to make it a thrifting day of it. I was able to go to four thrift stores near the clinic. I was to buy a few things. I had a $20 limit for the whole trip. I'm very good at keeping to a budget if I really want to. But really have to want to. I know, it sounds like I'm a spoiled brat but I have gotten a lot better at not buying random crap and using items that I already.
So today our model will be Ridley. He decided today he was going to be a diva and demand attention. And if no attention was given, well then he would create drama . Lol. Just kidding. He did want to help with the photos so I let him.
I got this lovely golden number at the Salvation Army for a $1.49 I've run across a few of these but they were always too boxy. I like shape of this.
Another red patent leather handbag. I can't help it. I'm drawn to the colors red and black. Scored this beauty at one of my local thrift stores for $1.00
My old lady bag. It's needlepoint and very heavy. I love old lady bags. They're roomy and very solid.
I'm not sure if it's 60's or 80's but I love it the same. Bought it at Junkee's. I bought it because I was mad at Jesse because he didn't think it was wise to buy a slightly damaged Lucite purse. I can be like that. Buy things just to piss him off . Well, it backfired because I really like it. I didn't have a green purse before.
I've slowly been arraging and decorating our room. I have still to get my pin up girls up and get a few more to fill out the wall. I also need to get a few hat boxes for my vintage hats. Either I put them away or I start selling them off. I never wear them. I don't have an outfit to match them to.
I made this like picture frame brooch holder thingy. My brooch collection is starting to spill out of my jewelry box and I figured this would be a good way to display some of my pieces and make room on my dresser. I was going to spray paint the frame black but decided to leave it alone.
These are my lovely lovey cats. My mom bought these for me from Mexico. I noticed that they look similar to some of the 1950's ceramic cats. These guys aren't vintage but I love them nonetheless. The taller of the two was decapitated on the move to Nevada. Luckily, it was clean break and I was able to glue him back together. I'm sure his sweetheart would have been lonely. I use the pair of them to hold my bracelets.
I haven't been doing much of sewing lately but I did manamge to make a couple of new pouches. I made my sister a smaller pouch in this fabric. I forgot to take photos of the things I made her for her birthday. She turned 17. My little sister is growing up. She got he driver's license today too.
I've been working on a pullover that I will hopefully have done by springtime. It's not the original sweater I posted about. I messed up the pattern some how and just didn't want to deal with it so I started another project. I used this pouch to keep it all nice and neat.
My mom's birthday is next month. She's hitting the big 5-0. So. . . we're all going to Vegas! Yay! I haven't been to Vegas since I got married. Jess and I really enjoy Vegas. Not so much because of the drinking but because there is so much to do and see. Oh and shop. Did I mention shopping? You don't really need to pay for entertainment until you want to. Our anniversary is also next month. It'll be our 2 year anniversary. It really doesn't feel like we've been married for that long. We were going to go to Viva Las Vegas this year but it's not financially feasible. I mean, we could do it if we really wanted to but then we would be really tight for a couple of months. I'd love to meet some new people but this year, I'll spend time with my mom.
I hope everyone is having a great week and I leave you with our tired model.