Good Memorial Monday morning Kitchenettes. My posts may continue to be infrequent here for a few weeks. I'm feeling a bit stretched and headed back to Chicago soon. Hospice is being set-up for my grandmother and while that has an ominous sound, she's actually had a good few days and has been up and walking around.
Mark and I had some good times on Saturday and one of the most exciting (for me anyway) was finding a vintage A & W napkin holder! It's orange of course and will go perfectly in my little orange yellow white kitchen. Yes, I know, the new one is white. Something must be done or I'll have to change the name of the blog and studio! Pictures to follow once I've cleaned it up a bit
I also found the cute tin shown above. Lately, it seems that I'm on a vintage tin kick. I can't seem to stop finding uses for them. This one will store puzzle pieces that I intend to use for jewelry making.
I've instituted a new rule around here.
- Some things are made just for fun-stop thinking of these projects as work!
I read a lot of blogs (not so many lately) and see all kinds of brilliant ideas and am often inspired to follow a tutorial or come up with my own spin on a project. The problem is that I've been in work mode in the studio for so long that it's hard for me do anything just for fun. I'm missing that. Yesterday I resolved to have a little more "play time" and try a few projects without feeling they have to be perfect or that I should be doing this or I should be doing that.
This bobby pin was the result of my first try at "playing around". I love it and while I can see my mistakes and would like to have it mounted on a stronger bobby, it was a lot of fun. Plus, it's 100% "use what you have". I had a .99 cents thrifted vintage scarf and vintage buttons just waiting to be made into something.
OUCH! Someone nearby is celebrating the day by firing a gun! I hope he doesn't shoot someone or this will be a Memorial Day he never forgets. Good grief!
I've been moving back into exercise and really twisted my knee. I'm trying not to be a big baby about it, but it concerns me. I see lots of healthy active sporty people with knee-braces and hear healthy fit women complain about their knees after running and biking and wonder why I let this freak me out so much. I read somewhere that overweight women sometimes avoid pushing themselves because they view physical pain as a big sign that something is wrong with what they're doing whereas fit women think that a little pain is necessary. There has to be a middle ground. I fear a slow healing injury that would leave me with a "bad knee" because I already feel lumbering and ungainly at times. Though, I hate feeling out of breath and so this is one way that I don't push myself hard enough.
I keep reading about women icing down after runs and feeling the ache and realize that some of this just normal. However, my knee was not twisted on one of my walks or during a work-out...it happened getting out of the car. Agaahahaaha! I guess I can't consider it a sports injury unless racing from the car to the farmer's market for spinach and green onions is a new athletic event.
Anyway, I can see I have barriers, some of which need to come down.
Today is a work-day over here...I have so much to get caught up on. I'll be a business card case making maniac until I go back to Chicago.
Here's a little link-love for you. I love this blog...they are soooooo getting it right.
p.s. the confetti...of all things made it to the front page of etsy!