Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Creating a treat stand from found treasures

I spend quite a bit of time looking at Pinterest.  It provides a lot of inspiration for me.  There are so many talented people out there.  I especially love recycled or upcycled projects for home dec, clothing makeovers and of course different types of crafts and of course food ideas.

I kept seeing this one popular post of a cupcake or treat stand made out of plates and candle stick holders, found at thrift stores and glued together.  I love spending time in thrift stores and miss spending Sunday afternoons with my BFF Nikki at Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift stores looking for hidden treasures.  You know that saying one mans trash = another mans treasure!

So I found these three beautiful plates at the Salvation Army store on Durango a few weeks ago and put them together.  Here they are!  Let me know what you think!  I love it!  I might be hooked because you can do so much with the idea but using different items.  For example, pie plates could be stacked this way and you could use it in your bathroom for makeup, or on your dresser for jewelry.  How about entry table with one level for each person for their keys, wallet etc.....  I know I have stuff around the house that just sits and collects dust that could be put to good use!

Choosing to have a great day!

I am in sales, telephone sales as many of you already know!  It can be a struggle and when times are tough your confidence takes a big hit.  So I have some great influencers in my life who have shown me time and again that you can make your day what you want it to be!

So with that in mind I have been working on my attitude!  As if!  No seriously, with feeding myself positive messages and paying attention to successful people at work I am S L O W L Y working on my outlook and it is affecting my performance.  (When I am at work!)

Enough of that!

I didn't cook today!  It was too late and besides I had lots of leftovers from Memorial Day so I didn't have to worry!

What are my latest at home projects?  Well I still knit booties for charity and I have a bag of about 30 pairs.  Gonna have to make delivery to the Women's Resource Center soon!  Since my camera has killed my batteries I don't have any pics to offer yet.

I created an Etsy shop and uploaded my "Lost My Marbles" beaded marbles tassle necklace pattern for sale and immediate download.  Now I have to get it together and photo all the great little things that I knit, crochet, sew, bead etc for sale!

Know anyone who is having a baby?  I have a beautiful hand knitted blanket, bonnet and bootie set for baby!  I have some lavender sachets, some knitted IPhone covers/cases and will be getting them up on the site!

If you would like to visit my Etsy shop you will find it here  http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarlasBeadsNSuch

That's enough for now!  See you in my next post!