Category Archives: secondhand stuff

one down, three to go

Seven hours later…with a brief break for lunch… First,  I took everything off the shelves and out of the closet (except for the filing cabinet). Then it was time for more coffee because the hard part was about to begin. … Continue reading

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not exactly death cleaning, but a start

Okay, Monday Morning, here we go!  As you can see, some of this closet is highly organized, with fabrics grouped by color in my beloved plastic containers.  And then there’s…the rest of it. I don’t even know what’s in there. … Continue reading

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sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall. You never know what you’re going to find. How about a handknit clock? I wished these boots were my size. … Continue reading

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finished!

My part of the basement workroom is encased in plastic and labelled. Hallelujah! Selling fabric on Ebay has turned into a profitable little temporary business. Did I tell you I’m saving for a new sewing machine?  All of the Ebay money … Continue reading

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my ebay life continues

I don’t know how many days I’ve been doing this.  In the midst of the cleaning and unpacking and bin-hauling, I’ve lost track. Yesterday I went to the Post Office and mailed off my SIX SALES.  How exciting! The money … Continue reading

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i’ve had better ideas

    On this Saturday afternoon I am questioning my judgement.  My sanity.  My organizational skills.  And my Ebay prices. Oh, dear. I’ve been at this “cleaning the basement” thing for over a week now.  There have been good days … Continue reading

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last season of river monsters

  The ninth and final (sob!) season of River Monsters begins tonight, 9 PM Eastern time. I am thrilled and sad at the same time. According to Jeremy Wade, he has checked off all of the “monsters” on his list … Continue reading

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and the cleaning begins

In May of 2013 I went through a few bins of my vintage fabric and measured, ironed, folded and labeled them.  They went into large plastic zip-lock bags and, alas, stayed there. I’ve been busy. A suitcase-load went to the … Continue reading

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reclaiming new orleans

    We went to the Austin Armadillo Christmas bazaar again this year.  In fact we went twice in one day, to hear Emily Gimble on stage in the morning and then to “Piano-rama” in the evening. And of course … Continue reading

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on the hunt

I love Pinterest.  And I love pumpkins.  And I love decorating for fall.  And I love fabric. This is a dangerous combo.   I am absolutely dying to make these.  I don’t have velvet, but I do have some vintage … Continue reading

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