Sunday, June 27, 2010

Knick Knacks, Rusty Lawnmowers and A Sweaty 40 Year Old, Ultra White (Now Sunburned) Lady. Is There Anything More Sexy?



Whew!  My first ever garage sale was a success!  I started setting up yesterday around 10:00 and made my first sale at about 10:15!  Although I made $127.75 total, I realize now that I could have been more successful had I started my sale earlier.  It was extremely hot and I think most "garage hunters" start and finish their hunts early, especially when the weather is super hot.  I have also learned that buyers are attracted to lawn mowers, plastic large outdoor play equipment, and bikes.  These items sold quickly.  Even though the heat was unbearable and my shoulders are now sunburned, I think I have the garage sale bug!  Except for the heat, doing this garage sale was pretty fun.  I met some really nice people, including Megan, a gal that bought a lot of my treasured cake decorating supplies, namely, my fondant and gumpaste cutters.  I sure hope she enjoys them as much as I did...I know whoever she makes the decorations for sure will!  I can't wait for my next sale!  Next time I will be more organized, start sooner in the day, and have more one dollar bills on hand for change!

I want to thank Dotty at Totally Tutorials for posting my Belt Buckle Purse Strap Tutorial.  This is my second tute and it was really fun to do.  If you have never been to Dotty's site, you should visit.  She posts all sorts of sewing how-tos as well many other crafts...even on blogging!

I'd also like to thank Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds for starting the Bloggerette Sorority!  I joined this group today and although I'm too late to participate in the "Rush," I can't wait to get involved in this sisterhood!  There are all sorts of different crafts represented by the blogging sisters.  I am sure I am going to learn a lot from these ladies and from being part of this community.  Check out the Sorority button.  Isn't is beautiful? 

Now, what should my next project be?  I am definately still looking for a design to cover my iTouch and new cell phone.  Anyone have a great pattern?  Send it my way.  I found a design at  Sew Mama Sew, but I'll have to change the dimensions to fit my gadgets...and you know, math really isn't my thing.
Sew Mama Sew
I've had a fantastic weekend!  I hope you all have as well!  Oh, and I am almost feeling back to normal after the kidney stone.  Thanks again for the "get well" wishes.  I have an appointment with my super sweet doc tomorrow and I know he'll be giving me the "all clear!"  (Fingers crossed)

Toodles!

5 comments:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Hi, I came to you through the Bloggerettes and like your blog. Nice pictures. I've been thinking of making a new iTouch "purse" and now I definitely think I will when I saw your photos. nice to meet you! Nancy M

Angela said...

Thanks Nancy! It is great to meet you, too! Hope to "see" you again soon!
Angela

theodora said...

HI there nice blog ,love to read but I don't know if it's your text size or my computer glad to run into your blog from bluebird swing. take care theodora

Angela said...

Thanks guys! Your blogs are beautiful!
Angela

debbie said...

HELLO ANGELA, MY SORORITY SISTER,
I AM STILL MAKING MY WAY AROUND TO ALL THE BLOGS.
YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR JULY 9TH POST AND ALL THE FUN.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO FUN AND FRIENDSHIP.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE