Rubberband Vases

I woke up very excited to have a day off from work in the beautiful sunshine today. I stayed in bed as long as I wished and devoured Mum’s homemade meatballs with Nana’s homemade chutney for brunch. Dressed in cosy clothing I drove down the street and spontaneously visited the local op shop. Success! It didn’t take long to walk out the store with three vases, two canvas‘, beads, a mirror and a jar that cost a total of $20. Bargain. I’m looking forward to my next craft projects. One has already been completed since then, my rubberband vases.

All you need:
*A vase or more
*Rubberbands
*Spray paint of your desired colour
*Sandpaper

All you need to do:
1. Lay out an area with newspaper to keep your surroundings spray painted free
2. Wrap as many rubberbands around your clean vases as you wish
3. Place the vases upside down on the newspaper
4. Spray the entire vase with your paint
5. Wait until the paint is dried and remove the rubberbands
6. Use the sand paper to smooth down any raised bits of paint
7. From here, you can decide whether you want to coat the vase with any other paints or polish {I’m still deciding this one!}

This afternoon I spent an hour at the local library where I spoke with a lovely gentleman. Our conversation started as I recognised his accent – he was from the states. He was in no rush to leave so we spoke in detail about the weather over there, it was great! Now I will go home to cook dinner and get ready for another day at work tomorrow.

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Opportunity Shopping

Mum, my brother, his girlfriend and I left this morning on a mission to find a formal suit. Four and a half hours later we had visited 7 opportunity shops and a few other common stores. No suit. We did gain a suit jacket for $5, a tie for $1 and some shoes. I gained a sleeveless woollen jacket $4, some funky sunnies $3 and a cute purse $3 – along with some new shoes, skirt and scarf from other stores.  Bargains!  I have a new appreciation of op shops and was amazed we found 7 within 40 minutes from home. Great way to make the day zoom by.

Mr J update: Yesterday we left home at 4:30am for the airport and waved Mr J goodbye, ready to watch his plane depart at 6:00am. I have since received a message that he has arrived safely in Johannesburg after a 14 hour flight.