Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Woohoo, I was able to get a LOT of my sewing/craft room cleaned up yesterday finally. That has been hanging over my head like the taxes I was able to get done this week, too, so I'm on a roll! I gathered up a bunch of little things I've collected at sales, etc, to work on for listing on Etsy. I seem to be good at stockpiling treasures and then I forget they're there and they add up after awhile. Well, now, in my "spare" time while at Grandma's, I can work on listing some of these things.
My little bunny I had made and listed on Etsy did leave home last week. He was adopted into a great home, so it wasn't so hard saying goodbye. I don't know why, but I enjoy making those and have sold a few on Etsy.
I'll show you a bed my daughter is going to sell, probably on craigslist. It is just adorable, I don't think it could be more than 2 1/2 feet wide, and is pretty short. When we found it at a sale, the lady said it was a "firemen's" bed???? Since then, we've had people tell us it could be a dorm bed?? I don't know for sure why it is, but I do know it's a lot smaller than a single bed. I just love the design, don't you? I'd probably have helped her sell it on Ebay, but I really HATE shipping big stuff. I've had awful experiences doing that. It seems like with big things, you state a shipping price, I always think it will be easier to find a box that it ever really is. You go to town at least 3 times to get it shipped. Just way to much work. But if you live close to Clatskanie, you may fall in love with this sweet little bed. I've thought it would make a darling little bench, too, but I'd never have the heart to change it! We had put it in the Vintage Winter sale we had in the old church, and have actually never moved it back into storage. At this point, it would be easier to sell it on craigslist right from where it is.
I think I've convinced my daughter of an idea I came up with. I am in desparate need to strip my house and clean it from the ceiling to underneath the fridge, stove, washer, and dryer. 10 years ago, I could rip the curtains off the walls, start them washing, and in the meantime, wipe down down the walls, wash all the knick-knacky things, the windows, the lamps, polish the furniture, wax the floors,..... You name it, I would have the place looking like a hurrican hit it, and by about midnight, I would have it all put back together, nice and fresh, knowing you wouldn't find a cobweb on the beams above, or a speck of dust on the light shades. Well, those days seem to be gone, at least for doing it in a day. So, I've talked Kristin into a proposal I had. We'll spend one whole day, with her kids and mine little ones, doing what it is that is driving her crazy. Flower beds? Outdoor stuff, indoor stuff, whatever. In trade, she will come and do a whole day at MY house. I think I've hit on a wonderful scheme, don't you? I used to think it would be awesome if ladies from my church would do this together, all get together and do something huge at each other's houses. Like putting bark dust on every flower bed or whatever. It never has happened, though. But I definitely think I've got my eldest daughter sold on this idea, whoopee!


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen Congratulations on getting those taxes done! I finished mine last week and feel like a free woman. My husband has his own construction company too. I hope to meet you someday , do you come to Expo? Sue

SweetAnnee said...

I totally love the idea.. or even just ladies going to help other ladies who need it.

Anyone want to come help me strip the wallpaper in my bedroom???

fondly, Deena

Florence said...

I know that feeling getting those taxes done is such a relief. Spring cleaning wow, I am trying to psyche myself up to do just that. I would rather be creating, if I could just think of it that way. When I was younger I did the same thing, cleaned everything and got everything back in order, now it takes more energy. Oh by the way I live in Vancouver Washington, up in the Hockinson area. Good luck with your project.

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Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.