Wednesday, June 6, 2012
WOYWW/ Lady Luck
Other purchases I got this past weekend are a toaster oven for my polymer clay, lots of purses that were free, so I took several to cut up to use the leather, hardware and zippers to up-cycle in another use. I even made a quarter since it was left in one purse. On the left you can see that I have torn out several beige zippers. I can get as many as 5 from one purse! The fabric laying under the zippers I have quilted and will make smaller zipper bags with them and sell them at the local festival to benefit The Pet Orphanage. I think zippers are so expensive that I have started to recycle them from clothing and now purses! Mostly, they are the sizes I need anyway, so guess this is actually my WOYWW project.
I also got lots of odd plates and votives so that I can make them into yard art like these! Aren't they gorgeous!
You can see some more purchased here.
It's awesome to see the translucent qualities, but the opaque ones are great too! This is my haul from this past weekend. Most were anywhere from 25 cents to a dollar. I am playing with some color combinations, but obviously I need more to go with others! lol
Then I got 14 skeins of thread for $3.00 and the wicker basket for 25 cents!
But my most exciting find was this chair for $10.00. I guess you might say that I got it for the cats! (Herky and Zack) The wine colored throw was $2.00 find.
Actually most of my furnishings in the bedroom are from thrift stores, yard sales or antique stores across the country. When we lived in England, We got the monk's bench, the barley twist sideboard and the gate leg table. The chifferobe was in my husband's family.
I promise to do better checking out the other desks this week at Julia's Stamping Ground. I was distracted by other events, including the fact that my daughter's husband was in a head on collision. He has lots of bruising and had 23 stitches in his head, but could have been much worse than it was. All in all, It's been a very lucky week!