Monday, June 1, 2009

Stuff, and Junk

This poor little blog is getting neglected! Paper*Cakes Finds has taken off, leaving me without much time to post here. So... what is new in my life... well, lots! My little guy has been walking (no, wait, running!) since Mother's Day and he has kept me really busy! It seems that summer has finally (almost) arrived in PEI - we had a 20+ day yesterday and we all took advantage of it.. I even got a little bit of a sunburn.

My hubby is big into sports, and I attended both a hockey and baseball game this week. The hockey game was special though - they were playing for charity. Here is a pic of his team after the game:

Sorry It's a little blurry!

Earlier in the week, I looked at a couple of houses. Don't freak out - we're just beginning to browse! We don't even know for sure if we could afford a house.. but we are going to speak with a Mortgage Broker this week and see what is in our price range. Here is a picture of one of the houses we looked at:

It's a 3 bedroom with a basement, and a shed. It has a beautiful yard that overlooks the water. This house is located 20 minutes outside of Charlottetown in a small town called Mount Stewart - they have a school, gas station, restaurant, and post office. The house needs some cosmetic work and was overpriced, though.. so we will just keep looking.. we are going to take our time and browse.

I also went to the Dr. this week to have my ankle checked out.. and got a little bit of bad news - it's still broken and hasn't even healed at all! I broke it on January 17th and was in a cast for 12 weeks. I have been cast free almost 2 months and walking around on it and I have very little pain. The Dr. is stumped - so they are testing me for bone diseases and have scheduled me for surgery/bone graft in August. I'm not looking forward to that but I would like to have my ankle fixed up... I can't wear any cute shoes!!! lol :) that and I don't think it would be good to walk around all my life with a broken ankle ;) ;)

There is a new LSS opening here in July, and I contacted them about teaching classes. I am really hoping to do that.. it would be a great way to meet other crafty peeps, and I love to share techniques with others! I'm also in the development stages of an online class, so watch for that! If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know :) So far, the projects I am planning for the first class are a teacup pin cushion, a stitched felt woodland scene, and a fold out mini book.

In thrify news.. I seem to be lucky lucky lately with finding things! Yesterday I got this mirror and set of pyrex bowels at the flea market.. would you believe I paid $6 for this whole set of bowls?! They guy said "That's a great deal" and I said "Yes it really is!!" and bought them and ran before he changed his mind... lol ! :) The mirror was originally marked $40 (a set w/ other pieces) and I ended up getting just the mirror for $18!!! I want to paint it.. but am unsure what color yet.

Orders in the shop have been crazy lately!! I am so happy/excited, but now crazy busy trying to pack them all up and send them out! I didn't get anything new made last week, so this week I am hoping to do lots of stuff! I approached a local store a couple of weeks ago about selling some of my items, and I'd like to get more things done to show them :) I'm also branching out into more jewelery as I can buy supplies here and there. Here are a few pics of some of the newest items:

Anyways, this is turning into a book so I will wrap it up here! xoxoxo


Carmen said...

Oh that stinks about your ankle! How strange. Woo hoo on the walking, little guy! Your life is changed forever! haha

I love that mirror! I have been LOOKING for one like that.

creative breathing said...

Chelsea, I didn't know you post at the other blog. I will have to start going there! Oh my gosh that is worrysome about your ankel. Stop wearing those flip flops until you find out! We are all going to worry until you are better! House wishing! I love that stage in a young marriage. Another adventure for us to follow along! Have a great week! Love your bowl find! E

Holly said...

What a cute house! I love that it is sunny and yellow!

I'm sorry about your ankle, that really sucks, but yeah, the sooner it's fixed the better for you. :)

Teaching classes sounds like a great idea! I bet you'd get a good response if you showed them what you're capable of making!

Btw, I'm adding your link to my sidebar - which I was actually convinced I'd done some time ago! o.O

apparentlyjessy said...

So sorry about the ankle, bone grafting isn't an easy ride, but I have a feeling you are one tough trooper and will pull up fine.
The bowls and mirror are awesome finds, I reckon you should paint it baby pink or mint green!

That house is adorable, good luck at the mortgage broker!

Lisa said...

Sounds like things are going well (except for that ankle...)Maybe you should ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D level. When we have patients whose bones don't heal we almost always find their vitamin d is way too low. Without enough vitamin d the calcium cannot get into your bones and you won't be able to heal.
Good luck!

Rebekah said...

So sorry about your ankle, Chelsea! Hope it begins to heal properly very soon.

My mother-in-law gave me a mirror exactly like that! She was tired of it, so I took it home, painted it a creamy white and hung it in my daughter's room. I've since seen similar mirrors (if not the same one) painted turquoise and pink. Both were adorable.

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I've dreamed of visiting PEI for years. On account of The Anne Girl, you know. :)

IronBoxNelles said...

aha, i am 110% positive my parents had that exact mirror. either they had it or one of my aunts. awesome!

love the bowls!

hope the news about your ankle gets better. ugh.

Kylee Lane said...

What a lovely update! (I love your pictures btw!)

Bummer about the ankle. :( Hope that all gets figured out and well soon.

Ann said...

I just found your blog...and I LOVE it! Can't wait to visit again!

ittybittybirdy said...

oh sweetie is nice to read that life is busy for you... I think busy is a good thing... I'm so hopeful for the house dreams for you. But be patient because it is a hard process and really for good reason. It's so easy to get over your head. I hope you ankle heals naturally on it's own. Did you drink too much soda... not good stuff! Love you finds! Thanks for the comment reply tip today!!!!!!!!

Chelsea Ann