I've had such a nice weekend with the perfect mix of socializing and solitude. I spent a good long time out in the garden, feeding my flowers, pruning and a pulling. Being out in the dirt and sunshine makes me feel alive and pretty sore the next day:) I also did a bit of thrifting and found some things to re fashion. Heck I got my craft on big time. I found this mirror for $3 and painted it and then tried to make it look a bit worn. I'm quite pleased with the results and it brightens up our entryway.
I also made my very first Kawaii phone case. Not bad for a first try but I plan on making one or two more. When my father in law saw this he said, "Where are the skulls?" Don't you love it when people get you :)
I never look at framed art when thirfting but when I did I found this fantastic fabric art collage. The back of it says it was done by Joan Dawson of Maldon Essex. I painted the frame purple. Thanks Joan, I love it! Everything about it reminds me of you Clare.
I also found my very first granny square blanket for $3.
I hung out with my sweet friend Cristi of Kiss Me Kitty and 2 of her 5 cats.
I woke up to rain slicked streets and gray skies, just another typical spring day in good ole Portland. I have been trying to stay focused at work even though my industry and the company I work for have left me feeling pretty empty after 15 years. I keep telling myself to just be happy that I have a job! I get to work from home! I have no dress code! But the truth is I crave something more. Pardon me while I think out loud.
Inspired by Vix's famous denim vest ~here is mine! It always gives dresses with an odd shape a better one. Thanks for the tip my dear! I found this crazy ass cat ring at Crafty Wonderland. It's made by the lovely Maria of The Locketship.
Wait until I show you the necklace, it deserves its own post!