Saturday, January 7, 2012

What I'm doing instead of what I should be doing.

I've recently decided that if I'm spinning my wheels on what I should be getting done, I should just do SOMETHING.

I've got so many big projects that need to be tackled, that I don't know where to start.  Overwhelmed, I think.

I'd been starting to basically do nothing from the indecision!

I had all these things I want to try, but said that is something to do after I get this other thing done.


So I'm doing some fun little things, hoping it'll get me back into living the creative life :)

Here's the first thing I will show you - NO, this isn't an original idea.  Have you discovered Pinterest?  Oh Lordy, I have...

Made a little bitty purse out of an old Readers Digest.  Kinda cute, in an impractical way!  Hint:  If you wanna try this, make sure the book you are using isn't old and dried out.  Mine cracked down by the spine while I was messing around making the thing.  Obviously this type of purse is a conversation starter, not a workhorse bag anyway, but it should be able to hold a package of tissues at least...

I'll have to go back to the Junque Shop called Fritz's and be a little more choosey on books...

Went there last weekend with a couple of friends.  Came home with more than I should have.  Some of my finds are....

For my daughter~  A Revere Ware large skillet for $4.  Needed a bit of  a scrub, but hey!  Also got her a cute little 6 bottle wine rack.  She is graduating college this spring and is thinking domestically.  These are the pans she has requested for graduation and she is aware what they cost new.  She's fine with used if it's what she wants :)  I'll keep looking for more pieces.

This was a "just because" purchase for a dollar.  It spoke to me!  Remember the old hair dryers that had the cap?  That's what was in this cool case.  Biggify to see the handle.  It's cracked and I am cogitating and digging thru my stash to figure out a replacement for this handle.   Maybe it will end up adding a bit of western flair if I find the right thing.  When the right thing shows up I'm sure I'll show you.

Also brought home some (lots of, actually)  random items that will probably show up at a later date in a project here or there.

And this.

Here's my gamble for the day.  This machine came in a very nice cabinet.  This is on it's way to my sewing machine guy.  He will take a look at it and see if it's in good enough shape to replace the cords.  They are a bit, shall we say, iffy?  :)

I'm hoping this machine is as nice inside as it is outside.  From the surface condition, and the awesome condition of the cabinet it came in, it appears that it was hardly used.  Ever.     Cross your fingers for me!  I got the cabinet and machine for $35.  My mother had a machine like this cleaned, conditioned and rewired  last year and her cost was $130.  If I can get this baby running for that, I will be happy!  My old Fleetwood is on it's last legs...

All total, I spent about $85 for the day.  Cheaper than a bad habit, and twice as fun to go shopping at Fritz's!

All for now - going to go do SOMETHING!



  1. Great finds!!!! The Singer is a real keeper!!!

  2. I'm betting you got your money's worth. What a great old Singer. It's just pretty.