Monday, February 22, 2010

Time off to work!!

That's right--I took time off from my 8-5 job to 'work' at home for a few days.  And boy, did I work!  My son and I cleaned out behind our fenceline.  We have a large ditch/bayou that runs directly behind our fenceline and there is an area of ground about 20 to 25 ft deep between our fence and the bayou.  That area was COVERED in bushes, weeds and old branches that the previous owners had not trimmed in a long time.  It is clean now!!!  Jonathan (my son) and I worked until it was all done and the ground is pretty much level now.  My motivation for working so hard?  SNAKES!!!  Yes, we occassionally get snakes in our yard and I figured if I removed the underbrush and stuff that the snakes couldn't sneek up on us.  May sound a little strange to some, but I HATE snakes and get rightous indignation when they come on my property.  We've decided we might put a little patio back there so we can relax and enjoy the 'wilderness' of the forest that's beyond the bayou.  Lots of plans.  I did manage to work on my business a little and remake a few purses I've had for a while.  They turned out pretty good-I've included a few pictures and I will be posting them for sale on my etsy anyone is interested.  Let me know what you think and God Bless any and all who read this!!  Pat,  A Remade Life

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Going "Green"

I have always loved to created and re-create items from bits and pieces of fabric, trims and such.  I decided awhile back to find and use 'un-usable' things like--torned blue jeans, stained clothing, old trims and zippers and old purses--and remake them into something useful and hopefully lovely.  It's like a treasure hunt for me when I go garage selling, to flea markets and resale stores.  Digging through piles of junk often turns up wonderful items like vintage buttons, old cast iron crosses, vintage fabrics--all at a cost of only pennies to me!!  I'm enjoying combining these things and hopefully helping the enviroment by keeping them from going into landfills.  God  has called us to be good stewards over all His has given us and that includes taking care of the enviroment and those who dwell in it!  Take a look at my lastest project--I call it a "Do-Over" purse 'cause I'm giving it a second chance--and let me know what you think!  God Bless all and any who read this,    Pat    A Re-made Life