"Need to be" is the key phrase to today's Watcha Workin' on Wednesday for me! Yes, I will accomplish something today from these pictures....I'm committed to making over at least one of them before the day is out! (We're also really trying to get caught up with school after missing days when Joy was sick).
Here's the last few things that I hauled home from Goodwill. Last Thursday while Joy was in dance, my friend, Tonya, and I stopped in Goodwill. I'm sure that clerk must have thought I really like wooden spoons! lol! I wanted more spoons for the crock on my newly made over table. I was excited to find this bundle of them, as well as a couple of extras! And you know I can't pass up a cutting board! I also picked up another little wooden candle holder. All of these will get a prim makeover. I'll try to remember to show you when I'm finished with them!
Oh and I picked up these three books for Joy. She always asks me if I looked at the books for her when pick her up at dance and she knows I've been to Goodwill! She loves the Illustrated Classics. I think she started with Oliver Twist and is really enjoying it!
Awhile back, I couldn't pass these by in Goodwill. I picked up this big bundle of candles. I figured I would try my hand at grubbying these up. I've never tried it before. So...any pointers would be very much appreciated. I want the simplest way available! :)
The other day I when I shared some of our Homeschool Group's field trips, I told you about our trip to the Bee Farm. I mentioned the candles we bought. Well here's mine. It's a beehive candle made, of course, from beeswax. I'm not quite sure exactly where it's permanent decorating spot will be, but I'm working on it....trying it out different places!
Here's another project waiting on me. I thought first that I might like to stencil them. I don't have a stencil, however, so I'm thinking covering them with homespun fabric might be a better choice for me. Here again, any advice or tutorials would be appreciated. I know I saw Rondell's blue ones and loved them too!
Oh, and here's a mustard basket my sister-in-law, Missy, picked up for me in Alabama. It's really quite long. I'm trying to decide where to put it and what to display in it also. So many decisions and I seem to have a hard time making them these days. I think my brain has been in overload! Anyone else ever feel that way??....When everything seems to be overwhelming and hard to just make up your mind?
And last of all, I thought I'd show you what my dad brought home for me the other day. They were going to toss it at work and knowing me, he thought I'd be interested in it.....it's a really old paper cutter. I don't have a clue where I'll put it, but this little thing still works like a charm. I know I can use it with scrapbooking, but I think it's a shame to not display it somehow. I'll have to be careful though, because that blade is very sharp!
And besides all of this, there's plenty to be done outside! Jason mowed last night when he came in, trying to beat the rain expected. We've got plenty of weeding to do, not to mention getting the pool ready for pool weather soon! Yay!
And that, my friends, are some of my newest thrifty finds, and what I need to be working on this Wednesday. Wish me luck! For more Watcha Workin' on Wednesday posts, check in with Leslie. So what are you working on, or if you're like me, "need to be working on"?
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
~ Tammy ~