So... I'm taking Jenni Bowlin's class: Re-Purpose, Re-Think, Re-Invent over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I chose this class because I wanted to be inspired. I didn't really have any expectations though. I didn't have ANY idea that I'd learn what gets me inspired... and then have tools to get inspired in the future.
I've never been so inspired! I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited to create! I couldn't wait for this morning to get here, so I could see what was in store for the 4th week. This last week, Jenni encouraged us to go to a flea market. Fun!
Went to an awesome little vintage/antique store yesterday. I LOVE this place. She has WAY too much stuff for her space, and it's just literally in piles and on shelves and drawers. It's CRAZY! I feel like I'm in someone's garage! LOL. It's super fun to look through though. I was there for about an hour and a half yesterday. Phew.
I found some great things though, and I got some great prices. :D
The little tiered stand, I've already painted an antique white. I'll be hanging ribbon from it. :) Those two frames... I can't wait to alter. That bird cage will be painted black or antique white. Can't decide right now. The journal/book will be re-purposed (I've already removed the innards... ;) ). And that vintage *large* spool of string is just so cool. :)
I really enjoyed going through all the fabric and linens. Found the *cutest* blue gingham apron. Can't wait to wear it! :) Here are all the linens/fabric I got (inside a black silverware chest I got as well...)
The table runner (right above the apron) I would like to make into an apron. We'll see how that goes... LOL. Some of the prints are inspiration for my husband, who is making some digi kits.
In this lot is also a German Army hat. I can't believe how cheap it was. I was expecting to pay about $30. I think it was only $2 or $3 though. She didn't really tell me how much *everything* individually was (just a few things I asked about). She just gave me one price for the lot. A "packaged deal" she calls it. ;-)
Next I found lots of paper ephemera. Postcards, greeting cards, report cards (SO cool! Hubby will probably scan those and use those as digi elements too). A couple photos in here, which I LOVE. A goat kissing a dog, while another dog looks on. I'll have to make something with it soon, so you can see! ;-)
Also in this lot is a first aid wheel. Has anyone seen one of those? This wheel turns, and in one window you can see the diagnosis, and in another window, you can see the symptoms and treatment. For some reason, I find it really funny. Things like drowning, electric shock and internal bleeding. For things this serious, wouldn't you just call a doctor?! Or take one to the ER?! Hmm... maybe it was different back then... ;-) I'd never seen anything like it, so I had to get it.
Hopefully, I'll have projects using these items soon... ;-)