Ah, Saturday. Woke up this morning, and hubby said, "Why don't you go over to Hen Feathers and I'll watch the munchkin?"
Apparently he didn't remember that A. Hen Feathers is a quilt shop, B. they were having a fat quarter sale, and C. they also now sell scrapbooking supplies. But when I reminded him, he said he was aware of all three and to get going, have a good time.
I love that man.
So, before I hit the quilt shop, I spent some time in one of my favorite thrift stores, the Junior League store. They sell mostly clothing, but I can sometimes find great little items, like the ones pictured here...
They are always a good place to find vintage patterns. And I love those teacups! Oh, and check out this funky clock I picked up for my craft room...
In the same strip mall is a Joann Fabrics, and a 1/2 Price Bookstore. That place is dangerous! Here is just a sample of the books I found today...
I was really excited to find that copy of sew easy, as it's a book I've talked about here before (remember this hat?) and I bought this one for $2.50!
But the best part of today was the mail. A wonderful package from Ali! She had posted awhile ago about a busy board they had built for their son that he'd since outgrown. Knowing that Christian is moving into that stage where he likes to manipulate objects, I timidly asked if she could spare it from the trash and send it my way. Although the board itself was too heavy to ship, she did send on the pieces that hubby can attach to a new board. But she didn't stop there! The box had some goodies for me! Fabric, ribbon, some adorable ladybug clips, a bath mitt for munchkin, and some cheerful dishcloths! I'm such a lucky girl.
Thank you Ali!
And (another) mouse update. The mouse is caught! However, Rob said the trap caught him in the middle, and he was still very much alive. What to do? Well, while we pondered what steps to take next, our little mouse friend was taking steps of his own, with the trap. We have no idea where he's gone. Sigh.
Because we're not sure he's the last one, during my WIP Friday I put together this laptop cozy. Rob says it's best to keep a laptop open; it puts less stress on the hinges. Seeing as I didn't want mouse poo on my keyboard, this seemed the best option.
And last but not least (sorry this is such a long post!) is the newest member of my creative team, Amy Morris, better known as Holly Hobbie's best friend. I had really wanted a Blythe doll, but being unable to afford one, I settled for a close companion to a doll I had as a child. Rob thinks this is my way of making up for time spent as a tomboy when I was younger. Maybe he's right. I haven't brushed a doll's hair in years! Think of the outfits she can wear! Although I think I'm going to take her back to Holly Hobbie's roots, more prairie-style. Maybe even make her a miniature bonnet?
Thank you for all your kind feedback on our "recycled" doggie and Christian's momentus achievement! We are anxiously awaiting word that Ozzy is ready to be picked up, and Christian's walking is really improving! Hope you're having a good weekend!