Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Parting (with stuff!) is such sweet sorrow.......

Trying very hard to destash, but I keep finding more and more cool stuff in every file or box I open. Awesome vintage paper I know I won't use, but its to cool to get rid of, lol. WWII ration books and war memorabilia; 1970 vacation ticket stubs and mementos; a box of vintage postcards and photos. Haven't even started on the fabrics yet! Letting go of stuff is bad enough, trying to price is even worse. Where to start.....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

End of a pretty good week :)

So, 3 ebay sales, 2 ecrater, 2 fiverr and one very big craigslist sale. Nice to have some money on hand again, even if it won't last long! Funny little Jordan won't take money from me, but doesn't think twice about calling her nana. Computer is fried, so nana ordered her a new one. Of course nana doesn't help much, Jordan called today to ask for $50, so nana sent her $100. Because its VEISHA, and she NEEDS to have some fun! Spring break was at South Padre last month, next month is her birthday, there goes another big hunk of cash! Sold my vintage pepsi machine for $450gave my brother $50 for all the stuff he does for her, kept $$100 for shipping fees and to get some new shoes tomorrow, gave the other $300 to nana for Jordan upkeep. Love that daughter of mine dearly, even though she is an expensive little thing!

Need to keep having weeks like this if I'm ever going to have enough cash to keep baby girl in school and still be able to go to Seattle for the summer. Lets see, the car can go, although the nephew has pretty well taken that over, sewing machine needs to go, and still have furniture to sort through. On top of all that I'm trying to save the money I need to maybe buy a yurt, lol. Ugh.....I need a real job, sadly the job market for tattood loons is pretty slim in Iowa!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So tired my fingers even hurt......

But it was a very good day. Got to spend some time with my darling daughter Jordan, by that I went along while she ran some errands, lol, but it was great to see her again. Had planned to go out for ice cream , but Uncle Garry started messing with her car and that led to getting more car parts. Every girl should have an uncle to take care of her and spoil her rotten!

A couple more ebay sales, not my favorite venue, but still consistent sales so I'm still there. Sold a pattern from the ecrater store, that IS my favorite venue, but takes a lot of work to get the word out on. Best of all, got an offer for the Pepsi machine! Still have the sewing machine, vintage couch and red car to go, but makes for a very nice week. More stuff sorted, pics taken and uploaded to facebook. Still need to research, price and add to the store. So much stuff I don't have a clue how to price!

Monday, April 12, 2010

3 am and can't sleep

I hate this, 3 am and still can't fall asleep. Loads to do tomorrow that probably won't get done now. Went to the Civic Center to see the San Jose Taiko Drummers with my mom. It was fun, drums are so very, very primal! Realized that I like my drums a little more booming, the kind you can feel. Taiko drumming is a bit to civilized for me. Mom was enthralled though and since I was her guest I certainly can't complain, lol.

Now that spring is here and people are wearing lighter weight clothes I'm noticing a lot more ink than I used to. Its amusing, in my black pants, black heels, blues and greens tunic and well cut hair I don't look like I'm part of that community. My mom really hates a lot of ink so I make a point of wearing sleeves around her. I kept finding myself wanting to push my sleeves up and sneering back at some of the twits that were there. Kind of a mines bigger, so there!reaction. Childish, especially when I get just as snippy when people gawk at me or try and touch my arm. Ah well, growing up is over-rated, no?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Creeple People

Been sorting out some more of my random bits, found a few more dolls I've made. These are some I made out of giant sized puzzle pieces. They are still fun, time to put them back up I think.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Corvus Prime

So I've been rereading Susan Sizemore's books lately, and one of my favorite characters is Tony Crowe, a Corvus Clan Prime. It got me thinking about crows, blackbirds, ravens and magpies, basically all the birds that feather their nests with shiny baubles. I think I like the idea of being a magpie rather than a packrat. I'm not terribly fond of rats. The point is, like the crow I pick over the dead to live, in my case, estate sales, and can't help but accumulate metal bits, shiny trinkets and other fairly random bits of stuff. My intention is always to make something with all my bits of stuff, but for me the finding is more fun than the creating. So for now my store is a fleamarket, but eventually I'll transition it to a Ravens Nest. Although fleas and rats go together pretty well don't they, kind of like the plauge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Random bits of rambling.......

I need to get into the habit of writing here, so random bits of rambilng, here I go. Things on my mind today:
1)A new tattoo, thinking about something on my ribs, not sure what to get though.
2)Cleaning my mom's place, my "Friday" job, need to get going on it!
3)Putting together all the packages that need to be mailed this weekend. Another ebay sale and a couple paperback swaps.
4)Need to do something with the NWT pants of my moms, ebay auction maybe?
5)Need to take the feet off some cast iron tubs and get rid of the tubs. Free to good home maybe?
6)Sewing machine needs to go, black corset should but I want to keep it, lol.
7)Nice day to burn some stuff, will grab a book and start the fire in a little while. To bad I don't have the stuff to make smores :)
8)Really need to sit down and figure out pricing on some random things. How DO you price funky bits of metal and stuff? Old typewriter parts? Rusty springs?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

another new blog, day 1

Don't know how or even if I'll use this much, if I do I think it will be a bit of a personal blog as well as business related.

End day 1, post 1