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    Spring Cleaning!

    Do you guys remember what this means? Two years ago in spring, I was breaking up with my ex and I threw away, sold, or donated about 60% of my things.

    Last year, with no special circumstance, I got rid of a ton of stuff again.

    And this year is no different!

    I’ve already purged my shop of things I didn’t love, listings for items I no longer had, and added new items that I kept putting off.

    I’ve donated a ton more stuff, and I’m still finding things to sell or donate.

    Right now I’m taking a good hard look at my books. I have so many books that I loved once upon a time but now they’re just taking up space. Time to let so many of them go.

    I’ve also got fabrics I’m not going to use that I’m working on listing for sale. Some are full yardages, and others are project leftovers. I’d like to be able to organize the remaining fabrics into my drawers neatly, and have an entire drawer available for collecting things for swaps.

    I’m also thinking about painting again. I have that event coming up in two weeks (see my last post) and it would be cool to have a few fun paintings to try to sell.

    Tomorrow I’m thinking about looking at my ring blanks and maybe doing something with those. Maybe some glitter encrusted polymer clay “stones” set into them. I have some glitter that will look just like an opal!

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    Holiday Shopping & Current Crafts

    Thursday Mattie’s Dad and brother came by for Thanksgiving dinner. We had tons of food, good things to drink, and lots of pie for dessert. Normally I am all for them visiting, but after five hours of the TV volume being really high, I ended up retiring to the bedroom, and shortly after slipping out to Michael’s to take advantage of their holiday shopping Thursday night sale. They had a 30% off everything coupon, and a lot of the store was marked down as well.

    I looked up the regular prices of things after I got home, and I got out of there with what normally would have been $53 worth of stuff (yes, I know they are over priced) for $29. What did I get? All sorts  of stuff. I walked out with….

    • 2 strands of beads, reg price $3.99 at 60% off
    • 2 5″ x 5″ stapled canvases, reg price $7.99, 70% off
    • 5 2 oz blocks Sculpey III clay, reg price $2.79 each, 16% off for buying 5
    • some weird plastic rings to use at stitch markers in my knitting, reg price $2.99
    • 2 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky yarn, reg price $3.29, 31% off
    • plastic 6″ embroidery hoop, reg price $3.99
    • small pair scissors, reg price $1.79

    Plus I also had a 30% off reg. and sale price items, so that brought it down to $29 and change out the door. I pulled the regular prices off of the website and I think some are slightly different than in the store, but it gives you an idea.

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    The yarn is a lovely orangy-brown color and the beads are green and purple. I grabbed some clay colors I don’t already have, plus black, because I always seem to be using black, and the one other thing I wanted was a very thin, fine paint brush, but I was 1) out of money, and 2) couldn’t find the ones I really like anyway.

    I’ve also made some other trips to Michael’s in the last few weeks as well, and have come home with a few items each time. So many things I want!

    Now, what have I been working on you ask? I finished a pair of fingerless gloves I will keep for myself for sure in black with rainbow eyelash trim. Right now I’m working on another pair in lettuce green that are longer, and without the eyelash yarn edging. After this is done? I’m thinking of doing a scarf- a scarf I will want to actually wear, not the scary mess I made when I was first getting the hang of things. Hopefully I will have photos of both soon.