Monday, January 11, 2010

Off to a Slow Start...

I don't know about you but my January is off to a really slow start. I finally got the Christmas decorations all put away but I haven't gotten the house back in order yet...tables are empty, the mantle is bare and the table I moved into Shelby's room to make room for the tree is still sitting in Shelby's room. Maybe this weekend right? I so much wanted to get in on a valentine swap but guess what? ...Yep, I was too slow...they're all closed now so here I sit, making valentines for myself. I'll have to remember next year to start looking in December!
I love Julie Collings blog and in one of her recent posts she challenged her readers to dig out an old project they've been wanting to work on and get to it...so I dug out my 7 Gypsies ATC Card Holder that's been sitting around collecting dust but I haven't actually started anything...does just looking at it count? I think I've decided to do a monthly little album type project and make 5 ATC's for each month concentrating on the most important events...like Jan 6th my middle child turned 17, just one year closer to him leaving me like Shelby did! {SIGH}
Ok...I've got to show you one more thing...I ran to an antique show at a local mall, this woman who sets up everytime they have a show had a new little idea that was a HUGE hit...she's got little plastic tubs full of random bits of Jewelry...I spent about 40minutes digging through the $.50 bins and found all this fabulous stuff, I especially like the religious trinkets.

That's it for now...hopefully one of these days I'll get around to filling up my Etsy store again...I think I'm down to 8 items. I need to start using up all these little treasures I keep buying!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Beautiful Valentine's! I especially love the heart your cut out of text paper.
I hope we get to see your monthly ATCs!
And.
I can't leave without saying $.50 for pretty vintage bits and baubles?? What a steal! :)

Jana said...

Im loving all your crafts! thanks for sharing, the valentines are so pretty!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Welcome to the Vintage Valentine Card Party. I have added you to my party link list. See you on February 14. xo Joan