Friday, June 29, 2018

Cargo Largo craft haul

Oh my gosh I got such great deals at Cargo Largo today on some awesome art supplies. Just can't pass up a bargain.

Love being able to go on line and seeing exactly how much I saved! Retail $225 spent $77 saved $145!! YES!

 Jane Davenport glitz-sea watercolor set for $15 bucks!
The center of this flower is as thick as a nickel. I have tendinitis in my right hand so bad I had to switch my mouse hand, good thing I am ambidextrous. I'm going to have to put the coat down for a while so my hands can heal. 

Jean jacket refashion

My fingers are bloody raw from working on the center of this flower! Ouch, if I had only placed it slightly to the left I wouldn't be sewing through that darn double seam pocket again! 

I'm considering using applique  to finish off the petals. I have some great fabrics that would be cool.

This lampshade needed to be sealed because it was a huge dust magnet. Instead of dust it now has a peacock feather stuck to it!
 Interesting story about this picture of my husband's grandpa (standing to the right of the guy with the vest).
One of John's Dad's friends found it at an antique shop and noticed the family name so it bought it for him. Amazing I think. He was born in Emporia but the picture was found in Olathe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sudden storm!

This storm blew in from no where today! I got brave and went out back to take pictures of the area they said a tornado was touching down in Lake Lotawana, MO.  The wind chased me back inside to alert my husband who unfortunately was driving just south of that mess! He ducked under a bank drive thru to avoid hail damage on his brand new truck! Okay wait, I texted him first then went to take pictures. He said I should call next time...he was way too close for comfort and I showed him how to enable his weather alerts on his phone. Holy crap! He just had surgery after a traffic accident with a deer, that wreck was right by the freaking tornado today. I think he should find another way in and out of town.

And the tornado! It was a small one but did some dock damage, flipped some pontoons and a lot of trees down on houses. These pictures were taken about 8 miles south of the storm.

Received my new pin cushion so will start sewing on my jacket tomorrow! I really like it!  Found a few little garden dangles in my stash to attach when I get closer to being done.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

jean jacket refashion

Stayed up until 3am working on this passion flower and barely got the outline done. Sure hope it turns out because that pocket is a bitch to embroider on!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

coloring book by mic

Having fun coloring in my homemade coloring book. Using markers and gel pens so far. The doodle on upper right is a sticky note I use as my scratch pad to keep my pens fresh. 

So glad to have saved my odd sheets of paper. That fuchsia on the lower right was just a doodle while on the phone or distracted. Sorry about the bad pictures, used my phone and not a good angle.

Check out these lips I found at the thrift store for my gelli plate!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

no more Necco

 Ate the entire tube in one setting even though I should have hoarded them. Necco has closed until further notice! Tell me it isn't so.

Finally decide to drip passion vine down the right front portion of the jean jacket. The rick rack reminds me of a trellis.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

acrylic pour

Had some fun with the leftover paint and did a couple of pours on some 78 records.  I ruined the pretty one! Bad art week, everything I touched turned out shitty if not shitty then I ruined it somehow in the process. 

Dang, I placed a piece of the foam core over the records to keep dust off them, only laid it sideways and put it on top of the right one. Going to redo it! F#$%

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Miss Lucy and bad flea control

Miss Lucy gave us a big scare this week, she had to go in for grooming and when we got there she started bleeding! We both panicked and the vet did about $400 bucks worth of tests. Yikes, so worried and then I remembered that we had started a new flea treatment just five days ago. FRONTLINE GOLD, that shit is going in the trash. The vet said it was a 1 in 20,000 side effect but actually make that 2 in 20,000 because I said something to John about Riki's urine looking dark the other DAY! 

If anyone has had a similar experience I really would like to hear about it and what you use for flea control. Thanks ladies.

She is feeling better today but really tired and on antibiotics for the next two weeks. Riki is not much better because he went in today and had his teeth cleaned, one removed and then his grooming! Poor babies should be all set for summer.

Miss Queenie likes my chair, she is like Princess and the Pea. I bought outdoor cushions last week and piled them in the living room before taking them outside. She climbed that pile and claimed them as hers.
She does have great taste in men because she passed up about 50 guys and laid right on my husbands boot that day. He has loved her from that moment on.
Here she is just one short year ago, no telling how long she had been living under the bridge on the Kaw River in KC KS. Poor baby was gray and had huge mouse sized mattes in her hair.

We hope she gets to enjoy all the beds in the house for a very long time. Love her so much!