Yet another day of shopping, even better actually, than the last. I found the most AMAZING things. Let me walk you through my day.
First off we went to the used bookstore. It's so amazing in there, so many books I didn't know where to begin.
I came across a cute vintage looking Anne of Green Gables, which (call me crazy) I have never read. But I put it down when I found a book called "A girl for every season." Its kind of a how-to book full of random things and significant dates in every month. I learned how to make truffles, how to write thank you notes and so much more. All with a touch of humour to it!
I felt a little weird taking pictures in a used bookstore, it was so quite. But I though what the heck, life needs a little adventure, a little risk taking you know!
After that, we went to the consigned clothing store! Tons of fun.
Now to add to the pile of goodness, I got a scarf and some bangles, which I saw in we heart it and actually blogged it right here. So now I have a pair of my own!
So then we went to this incredible vintage furniture store, that this guy has been collecting for a while, he has everything from couches, to pots and pans, to orange typewriters!!!! Now brace yourself for the best part to come. I'm pretty sure I have a weakness when it comes to vintage sunglasses. Yes, I did buy another pair!
Aren't these so fun?
Don't you just love them?!! Today was such a good day. Maybe I should start a sunglasses collection. Although I would love to also have a vintage camera collection too! What kind of collections do you have?
A while back I mentioned that I wanted to go to this vintage type flea market store with furniture and some really neat stuff. So that is exactly what I am doing today. Hopefully I will bring back some little things that I can show you. I'll be back in a while. I'm just heading out the door! I'll be sure to take pictures on the journey!
Somehow, I cant manage not to take pictures. Its almost become second nature, to have my camera with me. These are a few of the best ones I've took recently.
quail. I had to lay on the ground for about 45 minutes until they could get near me, that's when I snapped this picture! and it was well worth it, he is so beautiful. This is why they are my favorite animal!
I'm not so sure what these flowers are called. but it is very pretty!
Playing with the ISO on my camera, turned out pretty interesting.
Another experimental ISO picture. Not bad eh?
p.s. is anyone doing project 365? I'm thinking of doing but having guilt of not finishing it.
I have been crocheting up a storm, its been crazy. I've made 3 hats!
Two berets, and one, which I don't really know what to call. I think it was supposed to be a beret type of thing, but it didn't really turn out like that. The funny part, is, is that its my favourite. It reminds me of one of these hats.
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Here's your DIY for today. I'm pretty happy how they turned out. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments below. (Just as a side note: I am aware that these look a lot like the ones from Rachel and Elsie's summer class, and I must confess that this is where I got the idea, but I am not taking there summer class and these instructions are completely how I would do them. But I don't take credit for the idea, just my instructions and how I would do it.) Thanks! :) Now where were we.
You will need: Leather, a feather template, earring hooks, pliers, scissors and a sharpie.
1: Cut out your feather template.
2: Trace your feather template. Twice.
3: Cut out your leather.
4: Make a tiny slit at the top of your feather.
5: Put your earring hook through the tiny hole, and close with your pliers. Make sure its going the right way, that's one mistake I made.
6: Now make a slightly curved line with a black sharpie (that's just my preference).
And there you go, some nice chic leather feather (that rhymes) earrings. And they only took, what..... 5, 10 minutes. So easy right!