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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On The Ol' Skating Pond

O.k., so I have this older than dirt... Oops. I mean,"Vintage" (I've gotta remember to use my "cool" words!) sled and pair of ice skates. I've been trying to think what I could do with it them for a while now. I originally wanted to keep them, (like I do all the cool junk I come across!) but I decided to part with them and sell them at the Wheaton Craft Fair in November. So, today while the kids were napping, (I have 10 day care kids that come to visit me almost everyday!)I drug out the sled and ice skates and this is the first thought in progress that happened.

All dressed up.
I hate it. I really do. I had some pine cones that I had painted and a string of green garland with mini pine scones that hung from it. So, I threw it up there with a few glitter snowflakes. It looks like the sled threw up. I know the picture is the pits, but I had to take it fast and couldn't be picky as I wanted to get this posted before the kids wake up. I think I need to paint the skates white, as they just seem to get lost in the whole thing. So, it's back to the drawing board. Why am I even showing you this, if I hate it? Because when you come to the craft fair in November and see the final fantastic version, you will be so impressed! Ha!
I will be posting a few junk tibbets and a few new handbags, that will be at the craft fair. However, while I will be happy to sell you a purse at any time, in all fairness to everyone, the junky stuff will not be sold early or held. You will just have to show up early and it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Yee haw! Let the madness begin!  

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