Sunday, December 28, 2008

Quack! Quack!

I can't believe I have to go back to work tomorrow. I have had such a nice time being off this past week. I did get some stuff done today though. This morning we went grocery shopping.....and man I hate the way the prices have gone up. We use to be able to get by spending $125 or less a week. Today was $140....again! I guess that is the "new" $125, because we can't seem to get back down to $125. There are only two of us....how can we possibly spend that much?

Anyway, after shopping I took a ride over to one of the resale shops in search of treasures, and I found some. I was mainly looking for things to decoupage and things to use to decoupage the items I'm making. I hit the jackpot!

I found some old sheet music, a couple of books that have pictures and text I plan to use, an old wooden spoon, a horrible looking purple shelf and a bunch of wooden ducks!! I could hardly wait to get home to show everyone my great finds!

The purple shelf got some strange looks for sure. It's a mess. Not sure who painted it, but they missed spots in some areas and had paint running everywhere in other areas. I love stuff like that though. It will be really cool when I get it done.

The ducks are amazing! Just great little wooden guys that I will sand, paint and decoupage. They are just so darn cute!

I worked on some of the trays I started the other day. I am trying to give them a well worn look. I love this brown striped one. It's received rave reviews from the men in my house. I just have to seal it and it will be ready to go!

I also asked Irv if he could make some minor repairs on the shelf and the ducks. His reply was, "Not today". I said that was fine, but tomorrow would be great!! So, things are going well in the preparation for the reopening of MyOtherShop.

Oh, I also pulled out that file folder...the one with all of the receipts in it from FourDogDay....ugh....I figured out what I've made and what I've spent and I am still deeply in debt, but 2009 is definitely my year. I have a great business plan and some great products coming out and a great attitude. 2008 was a year of learning and trying to figure out what I could do for my business and what it could do for me. I think I have it kind of figured out.

8 comments:

Jonara Blu Maui said...

what fun! I love finding things you can do crafts with..well I only do that with jewelry..I wish I could do it with more types of things. I love watching others do it though..so let us know when you've got pics up of your revamped thrift store items..can't wait to see what you do w/ the cute little duckies!

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Thank you!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

Kathy, looks like it was a successful shopping trip, can't wait to see what you make out of these:)

NewLifeDesigns said...

Kathy, I definitely relate to the "grocery store blues!" It is also just my DH and me, it's amazing how much we spend. I was thinking the other day, maybe the good side of this is that we might actually lose a little weight, cause we can't afford to eat as much, eh? Wouldn't hurt me to miss a meal now & again! ;-)

Seaconnet Loft said...

I love to decoupage and mosaic things I've found in resale shops. Have fun with your awesome finds. Let's see the ducks when they're done.

aliceinparis said...

Our grocery bill is up too. I think it's the same everywhere. Especially the cost of fresh veggies.
I am looking forward to 2009 too. Thinking of new things to try. I have always wanted to decoupage, bought the stuff but never got around to doing it. 2009! You found some great things to work on:)
Cheers, Shelagh xo

Lanyardlady said...

oh, this is going to be fun to see what you do with all these neat things!

Mary said...

what fun things you found! i just LOVE the little ducks....all in a row....sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

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