Friday, August 31, 2012

Saling, saling, saling...

Today I got to go out and do a bit of yard Saling. Armed with a budget of $50 for the weekend (it is labor day after all!) Today I spent right about half.

My first stop didn't amount to anything, lots of stuff, just nothing for me. The next one I didn't even stop, All I could see were dozens of golf clubs and golf bags.

Finally my third one was a good one, if only I was in the market for some vintage furniture! A 4 piece (settee, arm chair, rocker and side chair) for $100! They were solid, and only needed some cosmetic work and new seats cut, which isn't as hard as one might think. Alas, I promised Bill no more furniture.

All wasn't lost though. I picked up a cute wooden hanger that will get prettified, a wooden bowl to replace our fruit basket (that keeps tipping off the edge of the microwave where it lives, Don't worry, I've got plans for the basket in my sewing room.)  An antique quilt top in need of some serious help, some vintage fabric, lots of doilies to make myself some dish towels (and maybe even a quilt) a'la Vintage Grey style Some #5 pearl cotton spools, a pyrex bowl and a little cubby with lots of vintage buttons. Oh! and the shoes will be getting a coat of Krylon Glitter Blast in red to make my own version of this Idea I found via Pinterest!

Also among my finds for the day was this gun rack for minion 2..He's really into Air softing and has quite a few air soft guns, I'm really into his crap being put away so this was a win win ;)

and this shelf. I had already planned to give it a facelift, but as I was putting it into the truck, the top came off completely and so now it needs a little repair as well.That's ok though, it will be gorgeous when I'm done with it, and will house my mason jars of bits and bobs in my sewing room ;)

All in all not a bad afternoon. And I can do it all again tomorrow..or get some pretty fabric instead...

Ah well, Time to fix dinner, then take Minion 1 to work before I get back to cleaning out my old-new sewing room some more!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A work in progress...again.

So recently we came to the conclusion that the basement sewing space we set up, directly across from where Bill works from home, and diagonal from Michael's School computer, isn't working out. Unfortunately, Jan (my machine) is just too loud when her walking foot gets to going. 

 (That dresser is going,  the heart back chair will hopefully stay after the slip cover is finished for it.)
On the one hand, I'm kind of glad, I can't listen to music when Bill is working or Michael is doing school, and well, I like a lot of natural light and my little basement window just wasn't cutting it. AND this will mean we don't have to cut down the cutting table from the shop..If I keep the majority of my supplies in my basement space, I have enough space in my old-new room for it as is. Which is really awesome, it is perfect for pinning quilts, and the height kept my back from hurting when I was cutting fabric. I'm hoping that If there is room, I will be able to talk the guys into moving my aqua shelving up here too...But as they've already stated that it had to stay where they put it after the last move, I'm not going to hold my breath lol.

So if I'm not posting much, it's not because I have disappeared or anything, I'm just working on getting the room emptied and the important things moved back upstairs and set up. my plan is to be sewing again by next Friday!!