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Friday, February 21, 2014

Some Fun Alley Finds

Hi guys!

Lately Joy and I have been striking out when it comes to finding goodies in our alleys.  DARN!  SO!  We've been watching the Olympics.  Great job kids.  They've done very well!!!  Keep up the good work.  I was hoping for the men's hockey team just this morning, but, no luck.  DANG!!!  Tomorrow they play for the bronze.  There's nothing wrong with bronze.  Go get 'em boys!!!

So,,, here's a couple goodies we found lately.

It's nice to find a license plate that is NOT from Washington!

Fun jewelry parts!

Not too bad.  Not great,,, but, we'll keep looking!

thanks!  Shell

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Etsy and Snow!!!


YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    It's snowing!!! 

What???  Around here we don't get much and when we do, it's usually wet, sloppy and gone in a very short time.  Momma's excited.  She's like all dogs,,, she's all but rolling around in it!  We're just hoping it's still  here when we're ready for our walk in the morning!!!

So???  What's new with you????   HUH?  What have you been up to lately???

I've been cleaning out my studio.  OK!  The bottom floor of my house.  OH!  They are both the same thing.  STUFF HAS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've pulled out of We Do Art and I won't be in any shows until June (hopefully!) ,,, so, there's too much crap around here.  Good crap that is.  SO!  I'm putting it on Etsy as I go!

Here's a few goodies that's I've put on there today!!!!

Don't you think this would make a great
steampunk necklace?
See the skulls???

Those gorgeous blue bottles.
Plans to make this.

Brass tags at a great price.
2 different listings.

Eastman Kodak canisters.

PARTS!  You know I love my parts!!!

EXCELLENT disks!!!!

Pay phone touch call pads.
2 different sets.

o. m. g.  Yep!  The whole set!!!

I hope to put more on soon.  I just threw out 2 full boxes of old papers from books that were 1 to 110 years old.  Time to keep getting it gone!!!  :)

I'm pretty sure I've talked myself into doing Sorticulture this year and next.  Then (hopefully) Hempfest this year... then!  Call it quits.  It's time to go see the rest of the world.  Let's just hope I can wrap my head around this and get some top notch work out this next 1 1/2 years.  It's time.

thanks!  Shell

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rain Barrel Art Project DONE!


That was such a wonderful surprise,,, okay, not that they won,,, well,  maybe a little because they won, but mostly ,,,, it was the blowout!   WOW!!!!


The rain barrel is done and the City of Everett now owns it.  YAY!

I went back to my work and redid it over and over until I couldn't figure out what else to do with it.  If you'd like to see the first pictures click here .....

When you see it in "person", it looks great.  In these pictures, not so great.   The whole idea is to cover that big blue barrel.  So, let's check it out.

Finished piece.

The recycled air conditioner piece makes
a great water spout.

Here you can see her eye and mouth better.

Fishies!  You can see more of the blue
behind the metal now. 

Sand dollars.

Here you can see more of the blue in the
background.  I like this a lot better
than my first try.

I cut out around the overflow spout.

I cut out around the hole where the
tap for the hose will go.

The back of the whale.

The heart in her tail.

Door hardware and an old square head nail
close the sides together very nicely.

I used the plasma cutter for a quick hole,
then mounted the hardware from
the inside with rivets.

That small rectangle is 2 magnets stuck together
from an old Sonicare toothbrush head. 
It closes the top flap over the over flow spout.


Here you can see the air conditioner piece.

The only new parts to this piece are the crystals and the wire that hold them in place.  And that's a good thing!  :)

OKAY!  So, one down for this year.  MAN!  I'm really slow this year.  I've decided to take a break this year.  I am putting my application in for Sorticulture and Hempfest, nothing else this year.  I hope to get in.  I'll let you know when I find out!!!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that your weather is being good to you.  The news sounded dismal at best all week.  Sorry!