Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thou Shalt Not Procrastinate

Well hello there dear blogmates. I hope everyone is well and having a good week. My week has been much better I am glad to say.
 Yesterday at the crack of dawn Mr. Shabby left to go and work out of town until the weekend. I thought I would be bored stiff without him being here, but to be honest I have enjoyed the quiet (no yelling about blowing up tanks or getting one shotted in his War game). I bought some Chinese take away yesterday and enjoyed it for both lunch and dinner. Mr Shabby does not care for Chinese food, total meat and taters guy.

 I even got a couple of movies from the Red Box since Mr Shabby had taken my beloved lap top with him so I couldn't watch Netflix whilst working on my matchboxes in bed (I love doing things like this at night).

So here are a few of the matchboxes I have been making for A Swap For All Seasons. I am almost done with them, all 25, but now have to make a tiny something to include on the inside of each.

They were a lot of fun to do. 

 I ventured out in my car today and went to my favourite thrift shop "Angel Aid" where everything is always half price! Seriously cheap and I can always find something good.  Like............

A vintage brayer for 50cents, a book of old sheet music for a dollar I think, some vintage stamen for a quarter and that lovely milk glass candle stick for $2. Warms the cockles of my heart, it does, to find such goodies.

While I was in the kitchen cleaning up I had a total brain wave. I had a couple of things laying out, not knowing what to do with them. Would you like to see the result .........

How cool is that then?! Two dollars got me a pretty celery green welcome sign on a painted tray.
Think I am going to sell that in my new etsy shop I hope to have up and running tomorrow.

I will tell you right now, this job hunting business is bloody exhausting. You know what bothers me the most? You fill out a million trillion applications online and have totally NO CLUE as to where they go! Does anyone ever actually see them or do they just float around in cyber space?
I did put in an app at my local grocery store however, and make a point of speaking to the manager so she could put a face to the name. Again, I shall have to wait and see what happens.

I am going to link this post to Frugalicious Friday as I think I was quite frugal this week (well apart from the Chinese).



  1. Girl, you have serious creative talent!! I love those little boxes and the tray! Wow! That should go fast! very excellent creativeness!
    Glad to hear your spirits are up. Can't wait to see what you do next!


  2. Hi, i just wanted to say what gorg match box's what a fab idea ;-)) Hope you find a job soon its so hard but i think you have to believe and you will always get there in the end. ;-))

  3. I go Monday for a stress test to see if I am up to having my right lower lumbar of my lung cut out since I have cancer. So sorry to hear about your being out of work. Life can be tough and I will pray that you find a good job soon. I am doing the same for my daughter right now too. I am so glad you are creative and motivatived. That will surely help.


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