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Sunday, June 9, 2013
Saturday at The Bins
I have a lot going on right now and the days race by so I really needed to slow down the brain-chatter and relax. Nothing does that for me like junking does so I treated my self to a trip to The Bins yesterday. The great thing about The Bins is the junking can be as long or as short as you want it to be. Since they constantly bring out new bins you are never really done. I junked until I had my fill.
I didn't score anything that made me jump and shout but got lots of bits and pieces. Some, like this sweet embroidered baby dress will head off to Etsy and some will become part of something else. Son #1 asked me to keep an eye out for a big atlas. I am very glad The Bins sells the books by the each because that thing must weight 10#. That little bottle with the handles (go back to the first pix for a better look) cleaned up real nice.
A big pile of stamps that need to be soaked off the envelopes. I thought that might be fun for The Grand. The little velvet purse is a "possibility" for another project that is slowly taking shape.
A nice enamel refrigerator box. This will probably head to Etsy. I am not sure due to the weight for shipping, though. Should I add a water slide decal to the top or leave it original? Opinions please!
I also picked up another doll collector book. I have been trying to pick up reference books as I find them but I keep finding doll books and I am not a doll person. You know that just as soon as I sell these books I will find a doll I want to look up. Murphy's Law - lol!
I cutter quilt for Etsy. It has some pretty worn out spots but then also some sweet fabrics so will have to see if it can survive one more "wash-rinse-repeat".
A vintage book about butterflies. There are only a few pages in color but they would make really great collage backgrounds.
I always keep my eye out for fabric scraps that I can use in my inspiration kits. That aqua with the pink flowers is a full 2-yard piece. The red down at the bottom is actually the top of a stack of craft felt in half a dozen different colors. Notice that metal thing in the upper left. It is an ashtray made from bicycle chain. Son #2 is a bicycle guy and he doesn't smoke, other than an occasional cigar, but he sometimes has guests that do so I thought he would like this for a garage ashtray. People think of such clever ideas.
BIG pile of paper alphabet stencils in three different sizes. When I made the Farm Fresh sign I had to go through all of my stencils looking for the right letters in the right height and realized I am missing a lot of letters. That put stencils on the want list and there they were.
Today will be a garden day, although I might slip away for just a short jaunt to VOA - tehe! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! XO