Tuesday, September 18, 2007

knock-off or knock it off?

Sorry I've been MIA- this back to school schedule has already sapped my free spirit. I'm always rushing to get someone somewhere.

Yesterday, I was able to steal a few minutes for myself in between the preschool drop-off and after school pick-up schedule. A better woman than me would've raced home and cleaned their messy house, but not me - I made a trip to a thrift store we affectionately refer to as, the Junkyard.

While there I saw a cutest floral canvas purse by Ralph Lauren. I almost bought it. 'Cept for the stain inside that I truly hope was a chocolate bar gone bad. So, I did the next best thing and tried to make my own version. I know RL's people won't be coming after me... the only things similar, the tied handles and a vague resemblance to the shape, if you squint your eyes. And hey, I know it's not perfectly even - I did this without measuring at 1:00am. 'Cause that's how & when my creativity flows...
Another find - a huge roll of vintage wallpaper for $3.49:
And a big 'ole chipped up teapot for $4.99 that now keeps more of my kitchen utensils at hand in the worst laid out kitchen in suburbia:More stuff in the car. Hidden until I clean up this place so the husband doesn't freak. Or trip over it.

Keep crafting & thrifting girlfriends...! Ciao!

5 comments:

Darly Dolittle said...

WoW! Glad to see you had a good day at the junkyard. Another fab tote birthed. U go junquey gal ! Very, very nice piece though not as nice as the simply superb bunny/garden tote you are making me!
Can U take me to Junquey Town?, Can U take me to, JUNQUEY TOWN?" ( to the tune of that pop 80's hit).
Darly Dolittle

Kelley said...

:D

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE Your site. I Love your stuff. I Love your teapot rack, (so clever). So glad I checked out your "other" blog and soooo totally get the stuff about rearranging and trying to make it "just right"! I'm adding you to my favs. Thanks a heap for the greatest definition of junque...ever. Thank goodness someone understands that it doesn't mean trash.

Lilli said...

What a lovely blog :) Your totes are charming (you're obviously very creative). I have a lot of gemini tendencies too, so I understand!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love the teapot idea to hold utensils. I adore the wallpaper and your bag is so lovely. Is that bark cloth?

Pretty in pink...

Cotton shirts.  Love 'em. Usually can't wear 'em.  Too tight. Pull at the boobs.  Or, shrink in the first wash.  And being a plu...