My new name will be "My Friends call me Nellie" and I will continue to share my Vintage and opshop finds and my crafty creations all into one.So what do you all think?
I see so many great blogs and they put mine to shame so I hope to be re-tweaking lots more as I go along.
Now going back to messy spaces ....
Lovely Laura came over yesterday to help me clean the double garage in the rental we are in (I hate renting! and men dont get dropped hints or pretend they dont) and as we sold a large home down south last year and haveyet to build on our block of land there is not enough space.
Anyway the garage was full of hubbies fishing gear and beer brews (which he hasnt touched in ages so most likely gone off) and camping gear and also kids garbage and of course my bits that seem to spread all over)Poor Laura just doesnt get why I keep so much but she did well as we threw away a load of crap to the dump (yes real crap otherwise it would get recycled as I am a huge recycler/upcycler crazy person) a load to an opp shop and the rest of not being used just now things to the storage shed (we have 2 sheds and will be sorting out to use only one soon but thats going to take ages to clean up as my shed has all my fancy dress and more vintage and household bits and fabrics and my 2 other kids gear in there ...photo coming soon Be warened its bad!
Now I want you to imagine 5 grandkids running around with all their paraphenalia a 16 year old son,me and hubby all in one average sized 4 bedroomed house (my house is having 6 bedrooms!)I have the grandkids in my full time care (daughter #1 has bi-polar and has made some not so great choices hence the kids are with us)
So you can imagine the mess they make and all the bits and pieces they have along with the fact I am a hoarder/collector/crafter and crazy lady; with no where to really put anything yet.(on a side note I was one of those weird women who wanted 12 kids (I can just here Vintage Vixen gasping with horror)So please when you wish for something be SPECIFIC!! coz wishes can often come true.I now have total 9 I have or am bringing up YIKES! lol
The culprits .. (Feb 2010) and thats my lovely Laura holding her youngest nephew and the bearded fella is my now 20yr old after he had his fractured jaw operated on and the tall fella in back is my then 15 yr old son who now reminds me he is 16 and a giant at 6ft4.5 My beautiful eldest daughter is shorter than us all.
So I have been promised that when we build I get to have the double garage as my craft/office/storage room BLISS!! no kids or mens items will pass the door!!!
My lovely iron bed I have had since I was 18 will make a home there too.Plus a lock on the door maybe soundproofed even? lol
So for now shall await for your thoughts on my new blog name as I continue to clean up my messes.Here are some pics to prove what a mess I have.
Lauras help fom this
Below is where his gear was sprawled and where we have had to make room for my new edition that will be coming soon (not going to try and put it in main house till we move again) will show off yes show off when it gets here.Its large and is something I have wanted for years.Gunna guess?I will be making my mini craft area in half the shed too
Seriously I am red with shame...
NOW for some light relief to help you get over the shock of my mess here are my finds of the week.I have been trying to be good this week by not to going opping every day as its my only addiction plus my large item even tho was cheaper than usual took away some random spendings.
Remember that fella from the oppy who had the MM pictures? well he bought in his last one instead of James Dean and sold her to me.The other picture is still there believe it or not and that woman hasnt paid for it yet.I so want it!!Roger said he bought this MM in 1988 so she is retro vintage lol and she is so pretty.I hate not being able to put pics up yet tho.
Wooden stool ( will be revamped ) basket on top wooden box and patchwork hanger were $3 the lot at Lifeline (Love wooden boxes)Cute milk jug cover crocheted into a teapotand beads at vinnies(saw jug ciover like this one in my Heirloom book so had to grab it) And some ceramic beads with flowers very 70s/80s (you may have to click pic for better look) I think they will look nice using them by putting one on a choker.
Oh and these 2 purses that only came out just before I got there.I have a few floral ones like this and have a beaded one similar thats why I am sure where the silver is there may have been some Bakelite bit thats now missing.
Anyway did you read all my ramblings? I know I talk too much I get told that alot but I have lots to say.I hope you werent too bored,I think I may go opping instead of tidying can do that tomorow cant I?LOL Shh dont tell Laura tho.
Here we have 6yr old Gson who lost a tooth yesterday was 1st natural loss (well pa pulled it out as it was so loose.)Last tooth he lost thanks to his dear sister playing rough house when he was 3.He looks so proud as he found a dollar from the tooth gran (fairys arent for him)
I wonder how many of you lasted till the end of this post? Congrats if you did xxx and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on my thoughts.
Happy hunting everyone cant wait to see what you have found.
Oh and dont forget my YouTube