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Monday, 4 February 2013

Baby, it's cold outside

It's looking like a beautiful day out there today, in spite of it being -20 celsius, Brr.  If I do decide to brave the elements and walk to the mall I had better put on my long woolly knickers, heavy coat and my "owl" toque!!  Just kidding, I don't have an owl hat, okay, and I don't have long woolly knickers either, but I had better wrap up really well 'cos "baby, it's cold outside".

I hope you  all had a great week and are well.  It still amazes me how fast the weeks are flying by.  It was okay when we were young, but now that I am somewhat older, okay, I have been tried and tested a few times, LOL and am closer to 70 than to 60, it is sometimes a bit of a concern to me.  The good Lord only promised us approximately three score and ten and I'm fast approaching that and I still have lots of crafts to make, "so Lord, slow down, you're going too fast, gotta make my retirement last".

As usual, I have been at it again, thrifting, painting, crafting and such, but boy, have I had fun doing it.  The little boutique that I share with two others and where I have my "stuff" is looking really good.  The three of us have a blend of very interesting items for sale.  We are still in the infant stage but we are hoping that more people will hear about us and come visit us on Saturdays.  It is located in a not well travelled spot so it is only through advertising and word of mouth that people find us.

That's a little glimpse of the boutique and now to show you what I have been up to lately.

Did some artwork...........

which resulted in a few similar but in different colours.....

I found two cute little bottles in the ThinkKitchen store in our local mall and added a decal which I purchased online from The Polka Dot Closet  Carol, the owner and very talented lady has lots of very interesting ideas on how to use her decals.  I just love them.

I improved on some plaques and turned them into key racks......

From this............

To this..............

I have had these butterflies for quite some time and wasn't sure what to do with them - I think they look great on here.  Amazing what a few decals and hooks will do.

I made a few more wooden signs (sold a "Welcome" one last week to my local grocer for their store - Thanks City Meat Market).

They started out something like this, after having cut out the letters which were then painted and glued to the painted and stressed wood.

This is a cute "whatever" I found at the local thrift store and it goes so well with my "primitive" items that I am keeping it.

I still have lots more things to show you but I had better stop before I drive you nuts.  So I'll leave you with one last one.  It was a donation box apparently handmade by a gentleman when the thrift store first opened.  I was lucky enough to get the last few existing and I turned mine into a Valentine box.  I guess the time of year gave me that idea.  What else could they be used for?  If someone buys it, they can use it any way they like.

Well, that's it folks.  Sorry I don't have any new photos of my darlings (grandkids), but hope by the next blog I will.  Have a wonderful day, whether it is reading a good book, doing some crafts or even going for a walk.  'Til next time, God bless.