Archive for the ‘Picking’ Category

I’m a Hard Core Auntie because…

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I Encourage My Nieces and Nephews to Make!  Okay, sometimes I Make them Make!

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But not with cooking or Drawing!

This is my Mirror Identical Twin Nieces Drawing a Picture, Together, at the Same Exact Time.

Isn’t that cool?  (PS…I did not teach them to cook or drawer, but I encourage it.)

I have taught them other Creative Things….

By way of Helping this Aunt Upcycle, Rehab and/or Fix!

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I got these old, Ratty, painted gold Chairs for Free. I thought this would make a Good Learning project for my Brother’s Kids!

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I was surprised, because ALL three, even the 15-year-old brother, got into it!

The took Apart the ratty seats with disintegrated Foam and weakened zig-zag Wire coils.

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And with the h=Help of Uncle, they Built the Seats back up Again!

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They Added Batting to the new foam, again, with the help of Uncle, and of course, Under my Direction.  I was solely Only the Project Manager on This Remake!

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Then the new Upholstery was added to the fixed seats!

But we Were Not Done Yet!

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After a Full, but light Sanding, they spray painted the Chairs!

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When Dried, they Put the chairs all back Together again.

They were so Proud of Their own work!!

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So Proud, I just Gave the Chairs to them to use at Home!

And their Creativity has not Stopped There!

My Brother was Gifted a box of old scratched up 45 Records.

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My 15-year-old Nephew was inspired by Them!

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He added Record Decor Along to his growing broken Skateboard Collection.

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He Came up with this on his Own and I am one Proud Aunt!

And his 12 years Sisters make this Upcycling Aunt Just as Proud!

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It started with a Curb Alert Free Stuff Pile where I got to Teach my Nieces Picking 101.  Stop the Car. Get Out of the Car. Take a Real Close Look.  My nieces Loved a couple of Wood Boxes in the Pile.  And Of course I eyed a Mid Century-ish Metal Stand or Table Base.

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They put the wire table together with one of the wood boxes and made a table.

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Then they added a Lower Shelf!  Now they have a Bedroom Side Table that Holds their Pet Rat’s, Ink Spot and Einstein, Cage.

And Speaking of Ink Spot and Einstein…

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The Twins looked up Online How to Make a Rat Cage Hammock and They Made one All on Their Own.

Look Close at the Stitching…Isn’t that so Cute.

Then there was this…

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We Took her Camping and she Whittled a little Man and then added the Moss Hair.

Her Idea and Her Work.

I Love seeing the Creativity Grow in Young People and am Fortunate to be Able to see it First Hand in Some of my Nieces and Nephews.  I can’t wait until my next project with them!

Also, I Feel my Very Own Creating Mode Coming Up.                                                                So, Stay Tuned for my Next Creative Blog!

Thanks for Visiting and Do Please Come Again!

Gnome

 

 

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They Say It Is THE WORLD’S LARGEST YARD SALE!

And, Oh Yes We Did!

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Okay, We Did not Do All 690 Miles from Addison, MI to Gadsden, AL…
But We Did Check Out Some Ohio Bits.

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I Would Like to Say We Covered a Lot of Ground…
But Stopping Approximately 10 Times a Mile Made That hard!

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We Did Make it Around 34 Miles…
In Around 11 Hours on the Road. That is around 3 Miles an Hour! Hee Hee!

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Such a Scenic Drive, So Going Slow was Easy!

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Barns Filled With Love Stuffs for The Hub and I do Go Through!

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Beautiful Old Barns!

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And Cool Old Boots and Bowling Shoes!

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Bikes Too.

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Blue And Green.

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Without Motors And With Motors Too.

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While The Hub checked out the below BMW Beauty…

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I Checked Out This Even Older Whizzer!

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Awesome Bike…But it Was Not For Sale!

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Let’s Get to the Items That Were For Sale!

Chairs, Cute Cute Chairs.

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Retro Chairs.

Chairs that Need to Be Sat On, Now!

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And Then Let the Good Times Rolls!

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Speaking of Rolling…
This Radio Flyer Will Get You There!

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More Time for Wheels?

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How About These Wheels Too?

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You Must Be Tired.

Have a Seat…
In A Little Blue Settee!

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Pull Up a Seat, And Read a Book or Two!

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Here’s Some of the Fun Stuff We Brought Home with Us to Our Own Big World!

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Literally, those are Going to Our Mid Century Gnomad Pad for the Christmas Holidays!

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This Very cool Retro Ceiling Light Will Soon Be Up For Sale on Our Etsy Shop!

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Oh, for the Love of Vintage Pyrex Coffee carafes…
Yes, I bought All Three.

And 1 of of them Will be For Sure Up For Sale Soon!

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This one Interests Me.
I have a small collection of Hand Made Wire Flexible Vintage Baskets, But None are Shiny.

They are all browned or rusty.
This One is Very Very Very Interesting!

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These Cuties will Both Be Up for Sale.
The Hub and I Both Had Napkin Holders In Mind!

Speaking of Cuties….

I will End this Blog Post with a Cuteness of a Different Kind!

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These Two Cute Buddies Were Laying About Together Not Too Far From One Barn Yard Sale.

The Scenery, the Weather, the People, the Items and the Junk were All Perfect On our Bit of the World’s Largest Yardsale.

They were Two Perfectly Junky Days!

Check Into the Esty Shop to See What Else We Found to Sell!  OUR OWN BIG WORLD!

Come Back Soon to See What We Have Made or Picked Just For You, You and You!

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