Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Creative Juices

First, I must start out with that today I'm very proud of myself. About 2 weeks ago I was at the mall (or at least I think it was the mall, I can't quite remember) I saw a watch that was made out of shells and I instantly fell in love with it. Now since I can't remember where I even saw this watch, the ideas started spinning, I needed to have this watch or one just like it. We took a trip out to the dollar store bright and early this morning (since Paisley had me up at 6am) and I got myself some shell beads which were apparently "genuine" and some beading elastic as well as numerous other things that you end up getting when you go to the dollar store that you did not intend on purchasing. After we got home, I went through my jewelry to see if I had any old watches that may be suitable for my little project and this is what I came up with. I'm so thrilled with how it came out looking. I wish I could show you the one I saw originally.

We also stopped off at Shopper's Drugmart on our little trip this morning and Paisley decided on the lunch bag that she wants for school. Now...I am not often sucked in to gimmicky stuff like Bratz, but this little bag was just too cute to pass up on. *LOL* I think it was the little skulls with the red bows in their hair that did it for me so I immediately had to say yes to my darling little girl. Spoiled...I think?
I'm so lame, I actually had to take a picture of the thing.

One more thing. I had to return stuff to the Hamilton Public Library today and on my way out I find an old beehive knitting booklet with patterns in it, so for 25 cents I bought it just to have in my collection.

The blanket is coming along, I should be finished it within the next day or 2. I ran into a few minor problems, but Rhonda bailed me out and got me back on track yet again. Thanks again!!

Well, I guess that's it for me. We're off to Owen Sound for the weekend. hopefully we can hit the beach this year (unlike last month, last year or the year before that). We also have a family reunion on Sunday for Ron's family in Fergus, so it should be a pretty busy weekend. I really looking forward to getting away though because I worked 7 days in a row straight right over this long weekend past and then today was my only day off and then I'm back in tomorrow night. Pheeeeww, I need a break. Lately, there's been a lot of drama at work too so I want to get away from all that.

Okay..I'm off now... off to bed that is.

zzz zzz zzz



Rhonda said...

I like the little skulls too!

Valerie said...

hahaha... mom totally has that baby book.. 25 cents.. that's awesome!!!!

Alisha said...

I love the watch!!

I saw that book at the library one time...probably the one you bought!! I think I photo copied a page out of it....does it have a baby balero sweater??

I have yet to do the millions of patterns I have photo copied/printed off the internet. I need 72 hour days!!