I promised there would be a blog about all the stuff that has taken over my dining room table.  Everything is just sitting there, waiting for me to get busy and get creative.  Wanted to show you what fun things came along in the past week to incorporate into some fun bags, totes, clutches and WHO KNOWS WHAT?  :)
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Giorgio Armani vinyl banner......
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Kenneth Cole (two of these) vinyl banner
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DKNY fabric banner (way cool)
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GoodWill findings - nothing like brand new fabric and some FUN accents for tote bags.
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Small assortment of adorable little girl's clothing - SO perfect for trendy and fun clutches.
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A 5" X 7" oil painting on canvas just sitting there waiting to get put on the front of a purse. Adore the colors and whimsy of this one.
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Perfect heart closure clutch frames from China - SO CUTE!
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Jewelry findings and charms on SALE at Michaels! Yeah, and ceramic buttons - very cool.
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Since when does Swarovski crystal charms end up in a CLEARANCE bin????
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eBay finds - a much needed base pattern for a messenger/laptop bag. Amy Butler to boot!
And this treasure also came this week..........
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Bill's brother and sister-in-law were SO generous to bring the Dale Nichols history and art book that we'd special ordered to Lincoln the other day.  I just noticed this morning that the author even signed it for us!  Dale Nichols is Bill's great uncle - Google him sometime and you'll be able to see some incredible art.  This is a huge book, and will definitely make time to sit and really read this bit of family history.

There, that's all I have for you and it's time to get on with things around here.  So YOU go do something fun, creative, and exciting!  Never know where it will lead.
 
 
On the way to the wrestling meet (of which our grandson took 2nd Place Trophy) today, I had to stop at Michael's and Bill wanted to visit Trader Joe's.  Nice way to get things done fast is to split up and run.  :)  Needed iron on letters for a project and what do I find but a SALE in the iron-on aisle!  And before we even left for the meet, I'd sold a pattern to one of my knitted handbags on Etsy, so I knew there were a couple extra dollars to have fun with at the craft store.  

I have a couple of medium sized notebooks in line to make that have a MARTINI theme to them, and what do you think I found?  YEP!  You got it - the perfect little extra for the binders, and on sale to boot.  
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So now it's time to go sit with Bill and watch the movie he's rented:  "Apocalypse Now".  We've seen it a gazillion times, but it's been awhile.   And you all know me enough by now that I won't really watch it, but I'll be doing something else and enjoying the music in the movie.  Yeah, I think I can handle The Doors tonight.  :)