As I had mentioned, I had an unexpected snow day on Friday. As I didn't believe we'd be off, I didn't take home my usual work. Oh what to do, what to do with no schoolwork to do or papers to grade on a 3 day weekend? Hmmm. I bit the bullet and made charm bracelet inventory instead. What a sacrifice, I know, I know. I store them in these nifty little egg cartons, which stack nicely. I now have 2.5 of these babies full of bracelets. Some of the charms are from members of a group I used to be in called the Charmsters. Others are reconstructed and deconstructed thrift shop and estate sale finds. The bracelet bases- the links- are all vintage necklaces that have been repurposed. I tried to photograph some of these individually, but as per usual, the photos came out blurry. Grrr- I must gain expertise in this area!
We woke up to another Long Island winter wonderland. In case you didn't know this already, we Long Islanders are big baby fraidy cats. We shriek at the first flake. We roll up the sidewalk and lock the doors. Then we come out and shovel that sidewalk. This morning, I shoveled a lovely 14 inches off of our driveway and my husband did all of our walks. Having felt the flush of exercise, I came in to rubber stamp Easter cards. To follow are some of my efforts. There once was a great company called Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers. She had to close her operations due to health issues. Before she did, she held a blow-out sale of her rubber stamps. RBBB specialized in vintage images and the two I used this year I've not used in a while. The girl is holding a basket of chicks and the lid lifts to reveal them. The bunny holding the baby bunny doesn't do anything, except look cute as all heck, I think.
This was my Valentine's gift! I was so shocked. I mentioned in passing to my husband that I discovered a bead shop on Long Island that I wanted to go check out. (The island, as big as it is, has paltry resources for cool crafting stuff outside of the big box stores). Lo and behold I get this very cool tool, which I have NO idea how to use and a gift certificate from the store. How adorable is my husband? I was so touched! Well, I think I'll go read up on this tool and find out how to use the darn thing! Any suggestions and how to's would be most appreciated. Happy Valentine's Day to all of my cyberfriends!
Remember when these lunchbox handbags were all the rage? I was in high school then and I had a collaged lunchbox pocketbook empire. We called them "decopaged" back in the day. I sold them like hotcakes. I was always crafting. Although I didn't know it was called that. I just made stuff. Often. Always. I wish I had kept one but I am not a big saver of memorabilia. My husband is outraged that I did not save my high school yearbook. I'm lucky I have my current driver's license.