Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bags O'plenty

 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.

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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.

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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


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My old lady bag. It's needlepoint  and very heavy.  I love old lady bags. They're roomy and very solid.




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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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41 comments:

  1. Great purses and I love how your little kitty statues hole your bracelets, too cute.

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    1. Thanks. My husband is always complaining I have too many purses. Sorry honey but you're wrong.

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  2. I'm dying over that gorgeous red purse!

    And I'm planning on making next years Viva my first. I'm going to spend the next year dropping weight and accumulating swag to wear haha

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    1. I really lucked out on that. I'd live to find one in every color if I could. I'd love to add more accessories like some Bakelite bangles that would fit me or some more accent pieces. As for clothes, I rather make it myself and make it fit well.

      I know it's going to sound cliche but lose weight for yourself and not something/someone. I've tried losing weight by a certain date and have missed the mark. I have felt like shit. Utter shit. I didn't even enjoy the event because I was so disappointed in myself.

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    2. So far I've started with some short walks around my neighborhood, which is all I can manage right now until I can build up some stamina. 5 days in a row so far so I'm pretty proud of myself. I know I wont be skinny minnie by viva, but I'll be a smaller version of myself than I am now, and thats all I really want

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    3. I really enjoy walking but I don't have the proper cold weather gear to be out for too long. I did learn layering goes a long way out here. I'm hoping to start hiking in the springtime.

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  3. I laughed at your comment about Ridley, sometimes you just have to let children and pets get in the photos or give up on taking the photos, because they're determined to be in the frame. I'm a real bag hag so I love everyone of your bags, I agree you can never have too many, though I might be getting close! I'm always drawn to red and black too, especially together. Looking forward to seeing all your pin ups on the wall, I love seeing people's homes, and the little pouch you made is lovely, it looks so professionally made, I wish I had half your talent for making things! Love your Mexican cats, they do look like the 50's ceramic cats, and I love your brooch holder too, I keep mine on a mini cushion my daughter made when she was little. Looking forward to hearing about your Vegas trip, take lots of photos for us all! xx

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    1. Thank you. It's taken me a few tries to get things looking professional. Sometimes with crafting I can get impatient to see things take shape and hurry it along. It doesn't always come out looking good. I'm learning take my time and not just crank things out.
      I'm starting to run out of room on the top closet. I try to keep my closet doors closed the hubby doesn't see my collection. He freaks out about how many I have. Good thing I've gotten most of them for a great price. Otherwise I'd be in trouble.

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  4. OH MY goodness I totally love ALL YOUR BAGS! I can't even decide on a favorite!!
    Ridley looks so cute modeling your items for you. =D

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    1. Thanks. he can be a cutie when he wants too.

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    1. Thanks Doll for stopping by and reading my latest blog post! I love your new/old purses you bought. I too seem to have a purse addiction. Yay your sis got her DL and had a birthday (I got my DL the day before my 17th birthday) and your mom will be celebrating the big 5-0 soon (I will be celebrating the big 5-0 in 5 years and 5 months, I guess that means I am almost old enough to be your mom but we won't talk about that!!!). As always I love your handsome/beautiful model the ever so photogenic Ridley! Have fun and keep crafting/knitting etc...

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    2. Ill be 30 in a couple of years. I don't feel like my age and I am told that I don't look my age either. Which is good except everyone thinks my husband is older than me.

      I've never had a cat be as photogenic Ridley. It's pretty cool.

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  6. Ur model is great ! Plus I like what u bought too !
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    1. Thank you. I'd love to like you on Facebook but I don't have an account.

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  7. oh my god ridley is really toooo adorable;) such a cutie! and wow you have some really fabulous bags! especially that red one and the last are a dream!
    big kiss,mary

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    1. Isn't he? He has learned the art of cuteness and passed with flying colors.

      I've had great luck finding awesome purses lately.

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  8. Lovely! The red and the tapestry bags are my favourite - and I love your clever handmade jewellery display picture frame! Sarah xxx

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    1. Thank you I make another one if my brooch collection keeps growing.

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  9. Oh gawwwwwwwwwd all those bags - what a glorious haul!!! I LOVE the red leather one and the old lady bags, which I call granny bags, so I guess we both have a thing for that old sweet style:). The skull fabric is beautiful and the preening cats wearing your bangles aaaaaaaaand that amazing huge red "M" brooch on your very cute brooch board! I'm curious about visiting Vegas, I don't know what I'd do there as I don't drink and find gambling a waste of good thrifting money, but I think I would love the people-watching :) xoxo

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    1. Lol. Thanks. My mom doesn't drink or gamble and she loves Vegas. There is a lot of shopping to be done and you can always visit free attractions. The husband and I love to go from casino to casino and see what new things we discover.

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  10. Cutest thrift store model ever! :) Stella is so camera shy, it doesn't matter if my DSLR or a wee little cell phone camera, more often than not, she runs away at the mere sight of it (though, it is easy to be covert with a cell phone than a big, bulky DSLR), so I'm not sure if I could convince her to take Ridley's lead and model my finds the next time I go thrifting.

    How exciting that you're going to Vegas for your mom's birthday! I've never been (hope to one day), so I like to think I'll tag along with you in spirit. Hope you and your family have a blast! February is soooo the right time of the year to get away from the usual winter routine and hit Vegas!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Lol. He insisted that he be photographed. Sometimes he'll model well then other times he plays the shy/coy card.

      I'm totally excited to go. I haven't been there in a while and I really want to hit up the thrift store out there. I'm not going to do much shopping just browsing. I'll be sure to take lots of photos to share with everyone.

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  11. So many great bags, my fave has got to be the colourful needlepoint one, precious...x

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    1. Thanks. I really liked that one too. Its big and heavy so it'll be a good going out purse.

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  12. Such cute post! And your model is adorable! I would love you to visit my blog and maybe we can follow each other. Let me know.
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    1. Thank you! I definitely check it out.

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  15. hahah i agree time does get awa from us and this is the most adorable post!

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  17. i love your red bag dear! stunning and classy! <3

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  18. O, Ridley, you make a gorgeous model!! How very helpful! Love the one where he's trying o grab the green purse!
    All these DIVOON purses amke me SQUEEE just a little bit....! They're all beautiful, and I think I like the needlepoint one the best!
    Vegas! G and I don't gamble, but we love it there. As you say, there's so much to see and do........what will you wear?! EEEEK!
    XXXXXXX

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    1. Yeah that one photo was pretty good. He does love to pose. I'm still debating whether the weather will be hot or cold. Either way I' packing a nice dress and a couple of nice jeans.

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  19. hahahah i like how your kitty seems to be modeling the bags. I really like the golden one and the red one!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  20. Oh my goodness, your kitty is too cute for words! And I love the way you store your jewelry, so inventive :)

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    1. Thank you. He can be a charmer when he wants. I try to keep things itemized so I can get to them quickly.

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