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Thursday, May 26, 2016

It's a Very Sad Day Around Here

Sometimes it hurts when things go wrong!!!

What could go wrong???

They closed down my metal recycle center!!!!

LOL!  DANG!!!!

I loved going there.  Rumor has it they got caught taking in stolen goods.  I don't know a single recycle center that doesn't.  One other rumor is the owner wants to open a marijuana shop.  Who knows.  BUT!!!  DANG IT ALL TO PIECES!!!!

I can't get in ... LOL!

Someone left their junk behind anyway.


Right now a construction company has moved in and put a very large sign outside that says they are NOT a metal recycler.  It's funny.  Obviously a lot of people don't know their easy money making business is gone!

BUMMER!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cuff Pictures

HEY!  How's it going???  Great here! 

I finally got a few pictures together to show you what's for sale at Monique's Boutique in Snohomish, WA.  Ready???



Need a ring????

Scraps of leather.  Some are from the belt
loop on the belt.













All fun and easy to make.  Have you ever made any???


Friday, May 6, 2016

SURPRISE!!! HAHAHA! Belts, Belts and More Belts

Hi guys!

SURPRISE!!!  Sorry!  I know it's been a long time.  It's actually been longer than even I thought.  What can I say?  Life got in my way?  It's my only excuse.  A little over a year ago I went to my first NHL Hockey game in Vancouver, Canada.  Well, by day 3 of my trip I could hardly walk.  Pain.  huh!  So,,, October, yep I waited until the end of October, I went to see an orthopedic doc.  She told me I'm ready for a new left hip.  At the same time she told me I have shoulder problems too.  LOL!  I knew that....

Well, now it's 6 months later.  Lots of physical therapy later and I'm still ready for that new hip and a new right hip.  OUCH!  I'm getting by thanks to the bestest massage therapist in the world.   THANK YOU NANCY!  I woke up one morning and realized I hadn't done ANYTHING in those 6 months.  Nothing that's worth talking about.  Maybe 2 weeks later I get this note ... it asked where I've been.  HA!  Lost is all I can say.  Thank you.  All of you who have asked where I've been.  I appreciate it more than you can know!!!   

It's time to get it together.  So, let's start with some leather belts my neighbors sister brought over.  She needs some leather cuffs for her vintage shop she has in Snohomish, WA.  Click on this line for a link to her vintage clothing shop called Monique's Boutique.

Here's what we are going to start with:


Vintage belts and goodies.

Great goodies ....


and more goodies ....

and, yep, more goodies. 
You should see the piles of goodies on my couch. 
LOL!  It's disgustingly wonderful.

We picked through her big box of belts, then a few from
my box of belts to come up with these for starters.

Because she had ideas in her head of what she wanted ....

and I had ideas in my head of what I see and wanted
to make ....  We put tags and pieces on belts so I wouldn't
forget what she wants or we agreed would work.

Now it's time to get something done.  NOW!!!  I'll show you soon.

Thank you again. 

I'll try harder to get this blog up and moving again.  Shell