|Weiner Dog Wallet Caddy!|
|The watch that came back from 'Nam crammed up Bruce Willis' dad's ass was hanging on the tail. Just, FYI. If I had found a kangaroo instead of the weiner dog version you would have heard the WHOOP! from here.|
(on both versions, wallet goes in slot in back. Change in front pocket. Rings on the tail. There is also one shaped like a squirrel? or a skunk? anywhozle...)
Jeff is super excited to be using it. <--say that in a monotone.
I didn't really find any plates to bash up - I'm looking for blues and aquas and sea greens etc. But I did find this:
So then MULDER you gave me such a good idea! You use FB Storage Wars - and that led me to think of asking for mosaic classes around here. I opened up Craigslist and SURE ENOUGH! There is a woman working her side hustle like crazy, offering classes in mosaic! She even provides everything you need - a table with a wrought iron base, and all the tile and um... tesserae? here is the quote from her linked website:
This is your chance to learn the basics AND create one very nice piece of functional artwork. I only use Specialty Shaped-Tiles, Glass & Mirror, and some vintage and/or random tesserae. Feel free to bring any memento you would like to incorporate into your work of art.
The cost of this series includes all project materials, use of tools, and assistance needed to walk away with a beautiful and fun piece of artwork. I try to keep a selection of tabletop shapes: octagon, round, and square. The table bases are the same for all tops: curly legged, wrought iron.
How amazingly fantastic is this? It costs a pretty penny - $165. That seems like a lot. But in addition to providing a table (which I could provide my own, honestly hello Am Vets) she provides the use of all her tools, she provides the medium unless I bring some pieces of my own, not to mention her expertise. And who am I to deny someone who has a great side-hustle going?? It will be the perfect thing for me to get started and the mess is contained at her back yard.
I haven't decided if I'm going to use the trivet or not. I really want to do a wave/water/sea thing. I'll have to email her and see what all is involved.
And y'all - SIDE HUSTLE! Muler and I are working it! My trunk is full of our recycling again, I need to go turn that in and deposit the $9 or so in my bank. I also found at the thrift store a Salvatore Ferragamo top for a dollar, that I'm pretty certain I can sell for about $25. I have 4 or 5? microwave turntable plates listed, just waiting for people to realize thanksgiving is coming and they may need that cooking space. Ditto with the dishwasher silverware holder. I'm only a little less than 1/2 way to my goal of $1,000 but I'll get there. (the fee for the class to mosaic this table is coming out of joint money because it's called MENTAL HEALTH, JEFF)
If you need some cash, you can make some cash. Maybe only a coupla bucks at a time, but it adds up.