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This week’s random act of kindness was to give a $1 to a random kid leaving the Wal-mart.  I did ask his Mom if it was okay first. 

It was so cute as he ran straight for the toy machines with it to get a prize.  Same thing I would have done at his age!  Or maybe I would have hit the candy aisle???  Hmmmmm…

What have you done lately? 

It felt like a million degrees outside on Saturday, so I decided to stay in and do some crafting.  I had found a Mexican matching game that had the best largish square tiles that I thought would be perfect to alter to hang onto a LONG chain. 

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I started with the text from the pages of a 1920s spelling primer.  I covered the entire tile and sides, too.  I then inked the edges to age it a bit more.  I then rubber stamped the image of a very old typewriter.  On the other side I added a bit of lace.

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I used Mod Podge to seal it all down. 

I went to Friday for the Arts on Friday evening and bought a necklace from my artsy buddy, Rose.  She put it in the prettiest little bag and I saved it.  I thought it would be perfect to cover another tile.

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I again covered the entire tile and then added a bit of lace and a vintage flower button.  I left the back as it as I liked the design.

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I really like them both.  I will test them out later this week on a really long chain. 

What have you made from your trash lately? 

rak (321x209)So sorry I forgot about last week’s post!  I have no real excuse, but the week got away from me!

This week’s random act of kindness called for a bit of clandestine arrangements.  I work for a not for profit and we have a salon in our center without a chair to perform the services in. 

My trusty hairdresser told me about a chair that a man was selling that he found in a storage unit he posted.  I slipped the man the money for the chair and asked him to say it was donated.  So now we have a chair!

I love it when a plan comes together! 

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It has been a while, hasn’t it?  I made a couple of these bracelets this past weekend.  The other one has to be redone as it is a bit too loose. 

This is one that I purchased and then decided to cut off the 2nd leather loop.  Well, I inadvertently cut off both loops.  I watched a video on Youtube by Auntie’s Beads and then had at it. 

I love the way it came out even though I redid it about 4-5 times before I called it done.  I love the beads on this one.  They are German Glass beads and I like how they looks grungy!

What have you made lately?

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