Happy Halloween!

---Hubby and I had to divide and conquer the other day with the kids...Lu and Hubby both needed to get some clothing while Bud and I headed out to the Railroad Museum:

Where they had trains, pumpkin painting AND a petting zoo:

It was a blast! And how seriously adorable is that tiny one?? I want one to go with the chickens that I don't have. Ahem.

---I put jewelry at Memory Lane...and it is FLYING off the shelves! It is always such a good feeling when someone else likes what you make by hand.

---I've waited to buy chocolate for Halloween trick or treating tonight. How bad is it that I will give the chocolate out at the very last? Smarties, tootsie pops and laffy taffy...who cares? But I WANT MY CHOCOLATE. This is why I needed to wait until today. I have a wee bit of a problem, yes?

---Good friends are coming over tonight for our annual Trick or Treating get-together with the traditional Chicken Enchilada Soup and cheap red wine. The guys take the kids out, the girls stay and hand out candy. It is a win/win.

---Speaking of the soup, I need to find some great bowls today so am off to do a bit of thrifting!

What do you like to hand out for Halloween treats?

Enjoy your day, Sonya


My Latest Happy's

Before I head back into the studio, I thought you would like to know that Wreath Week has been officially moved to next week...hammers and breakable vintage ornaments simply do not do well in the same room together.

Perfect reminder for me
This makes me think of Lu when she went through her princess phase
I LOVE Al Stewart
For my BFF
For Lu
Another good reminder for me
And to wear to the kids' games

Enjoy your day! Sonya


The Craft Attention Span Of A Gnat

This week was supposed to be Wreath Week on my dining room table. Instead, it turned into "OH! Let's make pendants instead!!"

I had to stop by Hobby Lobby to pick up a couple things and wandered down the jewelry aisle. For 2 hours. I am not even kidding you.

Remember my whole soldering experience? I am thinking I didn't give it enough time and energy. I should've stuck with it! Tried harder!

Actually, it was an enjoyable afternoon figuring this stuff out. I always do things the way I THINK they should be done and then after doing it, google what I should PROBABLY have done in the first place. So I know now that I do need a steel block to pound on. Not the basement coffee table. And oxidising is important. As well as steel wool. And I need a whole lot more vintage ephemera.

The pendant I made represents Lu's school (Go West!) and I think I want to foof it up a bit with school colors using a green glass bead.

I am guessing that Wreath Week has been delayed by a day or two.

Enjoy your day! Sonya


Etsy and Memory Lane

I have actually been productive this week! Staying focused! GETTING THINGS DONE AROUND HERE!

The Etsy shop is getting filled, which is exciting to get into my groove with listing.

Plus, Ruth and I are going all out at Memory Lane and its been fun to drop things off every day and fluff up the booth:

One of the best parts about sharing this booth is the variety we both bring to display.

And now, back into the studio to see what will be created over the weekend!

Enjoy your day, Sonya


C'mon, just give me a nudge...

I NEED to get stuff listed in Etsy that were supposed to be listed a long time ago...I NEED to put more items out at Memory Lane (there is a shocking amount of things just flying off the shelves there, yay!)...I NEED to go through the Studio and Stockroom and get it more organized for the coming season...

Thankfully, I am filled with energy this morning and shall attempt to get all this and more done today. Until I crash and burn around 11am, right?

In the meantime, I leave you with a picture of the rest of the goodies found at the church sale last week:

Enjoy your day! Sonya


An Unassuming Small Book:

That ended up being someones recipe book. I was happy to have found it at a church sale, yet sort of sad. Did someone not know what was in this tiny book? Was there no one to pass it on to?
Those recipes are classic and I am now the keeper of the small handwritten recipe book.

Enjoy your day! Sonya


Santa Baby

What is better than a Santa Mug from Japan?

 Eight Santa Mugs!!
Enjoy your day, Sonya


One Of Those Perfect Picks

Every so often I come across the perfect kind of sale. Yesterday held one of those in store as I headed out to thrift.

 Actually, I don't think I have ever been to a sale quite like this.

 It was a beautiful day, a picturesque farm, they were kind sellers, a barn FULL of fabulous yummies, unbelievable pricing, free kittens (no we did not take one) and offers of all the pumpkins we could carry. 

It is going to make all other sales pale in comparison for a long, long time. I actually tried to hit a couple sales following this sale and walked away from all of them so disappointed.

I wanted to go back to the first sale.

It is going to stay with me for a loooooong time. And the best part? They are only halfway through going through the house...there are more sales to come! Yes, yes I will be going back.

Enjoy your day! Sonya