thrifting and craft swaps

thrift Not much to update you with these days - I've got my head in the clouds. The comma key on my keyboard is on strike (ps - taking powerbook keyboards apart doesn't make them better) and winter has unfortunately returned with a renewed desire to make us all cold and miserable for a few more weeks. I still have yet to lace up my skates and hit the canal. Maybe soon...

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The above two photos are of a chair I found on Friday when I stopped at Value Village on my way home - on a bit of a whim really. Once I saw it I couldn't give it up. It HAD to come home with me. Of course...getting it into my car was no small feat....but after that it was hardly a struggle...I have completely fallen for it and it seems to be in absolutely lovely shape. The upholstery is immaculate and the frame is still extra solid. It was obviously well cared for in it's former life.

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I also got another lovely present on friday - I've been taking part in some of the swaps over at purplepinkandorange and my February swap package arrived in the mail - this month's theme was leftover craft items. My swap partner Colleen has totally spoiled me! Thanks Colleen! This huuuuge collection of fabric, paper scraps, post cards, stamps, a book on beaded handbags, a photo album and a ton of other stuff was a little unexpected, but most welcome. I can't wait to craft stuff from this new collection of odds and ends.