Howdy! Before we get started, you might want to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine here, as I tend to ramble a bit...First of all, let me tell you a little bit about the reason for this blog in the first place. You see, I have another blog called, "365 Days Of The Year." Four years ago, I started it as a challenge to post a photo a day on it for a year, and I did! When my year was up, I thought I could just drop it, but I found I missed it. So, instead of the pressure of taking a "picture worthy picture" every day, I just started to post random thoughts and stories of my family and friends, with an occasional picture. After each year, I would have the entire year made into a hard cover book, to some day give to our son Landon. I also have a handbag business that I do on the side from my full time childcare business. Occasionally, I would post on my blog, things about purses or shows/expos that I was doing and it just didn't feel right. It was business and my blog was for family, friends, and my place to go to vent or just tell my little stories. I would also post a bit about business on facebook and that didn't feel right either. Now, I have started to dip my toes in a little crafty stuff. Nothing major, but a little something here and there and I needed a place to put it along with my purses that felt right. That place is here. Here I will post things about purses, re-purposing, flea marketing, or maybe just take you along on a few road trips with me. Wherever it takes us, I hope the trip is as much fun for you as it is for me. Ready to ride?

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I know. I know. The length of that purse site link is insane! But, when I created it, I couldn't think of anything short and cute that wasn't already taken, like... "The Swedish Cowgirl." Ha! By the way, I am 1/2 Swedish. On the other side it's a bit Heinz 57. English, Dutch, German, Irish, Chinese and Indian! My dad's side was the wild side! So, it is what it is. I am what I am.

You can also check out my facebook page, at:!/TheSwedishCowgirl?fref=ts

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Get By With A Little Help From My (Furry) Friends

I spotted this picture on PINTEREST last summer,
and since I have a few of these babies tucked away
in my junk shed, I thought I would try my hand
at my version of one.
I painted a light blue/green color all over, distressed it a bit,
sealed it and then and free hand styled a little
chalkboard paint in the middle.
(Santa is bringing me a new camera for Christmas!
I promise my pictures WILL get better!)
View from the top.
It wasn't long before Clyde decided to check it out.
He seemed to like the quilt.
His foot isn't broken. He was just born with
a funny looking twisted foot. Doesn't bother him at all.
Or me.
And then we have Lucky, who can't be left out of anything.
He thought the quilt was o.k., but the raffia tied on top
was the cat's meow!!
And then we have Chloe.
She's fast and skitterish.
I rarely get a good picture of her.
She liked the "behind the scenes" scenery.
I was going to put this little suitcase in my Etsy store,
(It's coming soon! I promise. It's just a long work in progress.)
but I think I'm gonna take it along to the
Wheaton Craft Fair.
See you there next Saturday from 9-3!

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