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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Salty Water Colors, Sewing Maching and Invasion of the WHAT?

So last night was very eventful for me. After the long 2 hr hot commute home, Seriously people learn to drive, I ate a quick dinner (re-heated pasta) and headed out with D to go see a sewing machine. I've been wanting one for so long now but have never even used one to justify paying $100 for it. I scored big time. I got this professional sewing machine and a ton of accessories for only $15 off craigslist. The best part, the lady Beth lived only blocks from my house. Beth was trained professionally to clean and repair sewing machines. She was also a sewing teacher. This was her personal machine and she kept really good care of it. She even showed us how to use it and sewed on one of her nice linen napkins to show me it works. The only think I need to do is get the machine oiled, that's why it was so cheap. Can you believe this deal? She would have oiled it for me, but she didn't have any oil left. The great thing is the sewing machine repair shop is 5 minutes away from my house. I'm so there as soon as it opens.

So here it is in all it's glory. I can't wait to make my "green" snack bags and Halloween candy bags for the kids to carry when they trick or treat. I just have to remember how to use it and thread it. Hopefully it's as easy to use as it seems.

Check out all these accessories, to which I have no clue what to do with. But it's so cool!!

Salty Water Colors, what? When I was looking at blogs yesterday I came across the blog The Artful Parent and a wonderful art project she had some kids do in an art class. After I had seen her pictures I thought to myself, I HAVE TO TRY THIS. These look amazing!! So here is my Salty Watercolor in all it's glory. Hey I think it came out wonderful and I can't wait to frame it and hang it in my fish themed bathroom. Do you like it? Visit her site to learn how this was made.

Finally, if you haven't read my post from last month Invasion of the...., then this probably won't be funny or crazy to you. If you have read it than seriously can you believe this? What are we going to find next? This so wouldn't have happened to us living in the city. So THIS has been running around the neighborhood, and last night it was chasing me. Literally chasing me around the driveway. Then it tried to get in the garage and chase the BF. Don't get me wrong he/she is really friendly. It's a BUNNY RABBIT. A sweet and friendly rabbit. Hoping from lawn to lawn chasing the kids in the court. I guess this is better than some nasty rodent or bug. I tried to feed it carrots last night but it didn't want to eat it. It just kept eating our grass, not very nice cute little Bunny. It's a wild bunny, but I've never seen a wild bunny this friendly before. I hope no one runs it over as that would just be sad. We can't capture it because it's been living in the neighbors back yard for years and it just now decided to venture out and we feel it would be mean to capture it or take it to the Humane Society where they probably would put it to sleep. So we all are just driving a little more carefully through the court.

So that was my very eventful night. Was yours as eventful as mine?


Chaya Bluma said...

I love using salt in watercolors! I learned that trick in art school - dark blue with salt makes the most beautiful starry skies in a painting. Thanks for stopping by Kosher Whine.

Lady Di said...

Hey, nice sewing machine. I haven't sewn in so long. I quilt when I have time, which is NEVER lately. I haven't done the Craig's List thing yet, although my step-mom LOVES it. She has practically re-decorated the out and inside of her house with stuff she gets from Craig's List. Thanks for the smiles the other day, I haven't forgotten about your tag from a while back. I have been out of town and again crazy busy. Take care and watch out for crazy bunnies on the loose.

Amy said...

What a great find. I really did not do much last night. Just hung out with my little one.

Vodka Logic said...

I had a 100 year old machine, literally and sprang for one for Christmas for the family. One daughter has made two quilts.
Good luck and have fun.


thatdesigngal said...

Jealous! I so want a sewing machine. Ah, to make my own handbags. hmm...what a thought! Maybe one day! Can't wait to see pictures of the treat bags!



Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a fabulous sewing machine!! You really scored!!!! Yay! And I'm so happy you'll be joining in with the workshop... how exciting! I just knew there was a machine out there with your name on it!! :-)

Lisa Anne said...

I've offically names the bunny LOLA. She was eating carrots the BF gave her on our lawn this mornign. She's so cute. I wish I could keep her. Peter Bunny would go crazy if I brought another rabbit into the house.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The bunny looks very cute. We have 1 living in our yard too.