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a little rambling . . .

Remnants from Minnesota, it is funny how a short stay in a place can calm your heart, tug at you to revisit if only in your mind. The place we stayed in Minnesota is like that. I have this tray of things I picked up along the shore of the lake one morning. It makes me smile when I pass, and I remember. It was a special place.

This morning I sit in the newly arranged attic space. This room gets the morning sun and I am sitting basking in it right now, listening to praise music. It is a great space.

Made another trip to the thrift store yesterday. I really went to look for a sewing table and or chair, did not find that but I came home with these. Not sure what I will do with the basket yet, I have another just like it. I have wanted an old bird cage for a long time, and this one is perfect. The blueish wire thing, I am not sure what it was or will be, but it was only .50. I think it may find it’s way to Jason’s garden.

This is what I did with the bird cage –

And now all these plants are waiting to be planted – hummmmmmmmmmm. think I need a walk on the beach today though – they will wait.

Today’s blog is a little rambled, but that is what is in my head right now, project after project. It is like the creativity dam broke. Ideas swirl in my head, so much so that I can’t think what to start next. So today I will purposely sit still, calm my mind, write down the ideas and take a walk on the beach.

Before and After

I went to bed last night with these projects swirling around my head. So instead of my normal quiet Saturday morning of knitting and a cup of coffee, I grabbed my coffee cup and headed out to the shed. This is what I ended up with –

The chair before –

After –

Just a can of red spray paint made this spot a little brighter.

Before – odds and ends of unused clear glass –

After – Garden light catchers –

Before – an old thrift store lamp and an old light fixture –

After – a birdbath – solar light added also –

 

 

 

Feelin’ crafty today . . .

I got the itch today, I talked Tim into dropping me off at one of the thrift store in town, while he ran some errands.

It seems the whole downtown is nothing but thrift stores. The plan next week end is to explore more of them.

Any way, I got the itch to see what I could find to make into a project. This is what I got for about $12 bucks:

Project one – A silver serving spoon, and a tea pot

A planter!

Project 2 china tea cup –

Bird feeder!

Project 3, Dollar Store Plate and Bowl

Bird feeder and Bird bath!

Project 4 – Coffee cups and painters tape –

????? Just have to wait and see.