Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Tresures

Here are the treasures I found on Treasure Island

This braceltett cost $3.50

I bought this very cute pendent for $3.00 

What a great idea to decoupage a picture on the back of a scrabble piece. 
I bet I could make some reckless pendents!

My inner Bag Lady insisted I buy was only $5.00

It has a hook on the inside of the bag. I love that.

This would make a beautiful quilt ! I love my new bag!
I hear Safeway is going bagless next year...not sure if that is true.

 This is the food vendor we got lunch from.

More then anything it was a fun day hanging out with my sister in law!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

There is Treasure on Treasure Island

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The other weekend I went to the Treasure Island Flea (market.)  There really is treasure on Treasure Island! When we got out of the car, the salt water breeze filled our senses. We had a fantastic view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco ! The hunters and gathers were here to find goodies! It was a beautiful day. 

 Here is my photo album. 

 Mother Natures air conditioner.
I love to see the fog rolling in. For us in the Bay Area the fog is a welcome relief  from the heat.

Sweet Vendors

I loved this guy! What spectacular work he does by hand!

The pink vendor

Artist Kari Lobdell
She reassured me everyone has an artist inside of them !

Great idea!

Popcorn bowls!

Cool Vendors!

Jewelry maker that did tiny braiding. She has extreme patience. 

"My love waits there in San Francisco. Above the blue and windy sea. When I come home to you, San Francisco, Your golden sun will shine for me!"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reckless Candle

The other day Fuchsia and I were looking for some trouble. We were board. We didn't know what was going to happen, but I promised Fuchsia something was going to happen, I would make sure of it. 

We ended up going down to Wisteria to make a candle. It cost $17.00 to make a candle in Wisteria. My budget for the week was $20.00. I told Fuchsia that we had to eat dinner at Taco Bell.

It was fun candle making. Here is the process. 

Pick out a candle shape. That will determine your cost.

pick out a scent. They had 2 doors full of scents. 
I wonder if "Feng Shui" and "Freshly Washed Man" would be a popular choice in Nebraska ?

They had wax cutouts that you could add to your candle that cost .50 to $1.50 each 

 I decided on a 4th of July theme with a pomegranate scent.

They had many colors of wax to choose from. I picked Red, White and Blue.

Than you chop your wax pieces up in little chunks.

I picked a square candle. Then I filled up the mold with wax and starfish. 

Fuchsia picked out a star shape.

This was our Candle assistant getting ready to pour our candles

She filled up the vat with paraffin

She added the pomegranate scent and gave it a good stir

She pours it into our molds

My very first reckless candle

Fuchsia's  candle turned out great! Afterwards she treated me to a trendy restaurant for dinner. That is a different story. Let me just say the food was delicious! Thanks Fuchsia! We made something happen!