Monday, October 23, 2006

Good stuff


I didn't go out of my way to find these treasures. It wasn't MY fault Tara's horrid neighbors had to go and have a garage sale. I could have spent an additional 10.00 but I was already feeling bad for spending the 10 I did spend. Tara's neighbors have been less than kind to her and they didn't deserve my money. I did however, deserve their junk. Three decorating books, a mirror to go in Esther room (it will be Victorian Funk), and a cute wee little basket with a quilted top. Tara said that if I cut the handle off, that it would look like a quilted butt. I think she was in a bad mood because I gave money to her neighbors. I do thank her greatly though- since she lent me the money I needed for these finds.

I finally made a new kitchen mat. I am entirely pleased with this one. It is full of errors, the back is HORRID, and it is a bit scrumpled and wavy, but I love it. I am a notorious copier and this mat is no different. Someone made some nifty strip purses like this and I thought it would be adorable as a mat. I again forgot where I saw it. I have decided to make myself a special file for all those projects I want to copy...that way I can give due credit. I think it turned out cute, and it fits my personality well- much better than the last one. It shall find a new home at the foot of Esther's bed.


And just for fun, here is the project I made for TeenMOPS to do tonight. As you know, I am not all that crafty, and someow I was put in charge of this craft. It's a nifty clip board, turned into a frame. I thought it was young and hip. I just wish I was a better scrapbooker...But it will do. It will be used as an example and then relinquished to the uttermost corner of my house somewhere- maybe behind a door...

7 comments:

Carrie said...

Love the mat! You did a good job on it - even if you think you made some mistakes. That's how you learn...or at least...that's how I learn...

The clipboard is cute too, and I looooove the basket, even if you did buy it from Tara's neighbor!! Eeek! The horror!!!

Tara said...

Umm, both your husband and mine agreed about the butt basket. ;) Enjoy your treasures.

Dannielle said...

oooh!Oooh! I know where you saw the bag that inspired the mat! Molly Chicken!

I love that mat. I liked the other but I love this one. Very cool!

I really like the butt basket too ;-)

Brie said...

A quilted butt...now that's funny!
Cute mat!
I love altered clipboards but never made one.
Can I add you on my friends links?
The recipe challenge is just a group of friends that look up recipes that sound good but we've never tried - we may start a yahoo or google group=)

Robin said...

Your kitchen mat has inspired me. I need something for our shoes in the family room. Maybe I can manage to get to my sewing machine sometime before 2008 and make my own. If you come across (or write) any plans/hints for it, I'll be most happy.

Brie said...

Okay we did the group... recipechallenge@googlegroups.com
Come one come all!

Sarah and Jack said...

I have to agree, the second mat is great! Molly Chicken was the creator of the scrappy bag.