Sunday, April 22, 2012

Garage Sales, How I do them.

Since moving back to Shepparton almost 2 years ago my mum and I have gone to garage sales almost every Saturday.

This is how I plan them out so we can go to as many of them as possible!
On a Friday I get the local paper, it has all the garage sale listings in it. I then cross out the ones on Sunday (only 2 or 3 out of 20 are on a Sunday) and the ones too far out of Shepp. Then I use Google Maps!
I input each address listed in the paper. I end up with 15 to 20 destinations at a time.
I then arrange them into an order so we don’t go back and forth.
I end up with a map like this:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I'm Back

So it looks like my last post vanished! I have no idea what happened to it... Very strange.
Any who, it went something like this.
I’ve been away for like 4 months! I’m a very bad blogger I know; now I’m back.
So why the absence?

Tom Dog
Well, after the death of the family fur-kid Tom my anxiety kicked in to high gear for a bit. It just sucks my motivation away. 
I’ve not yet spoken openly about having anxiety as well I was anxious about it, funny that. I’m not formally diagnosed yet, for that you need a psychologist. I’ve only seen my GP and a counselor. 
After reading this blog post by the amazing Kyla Roma, I finally found the words to express what’s in my head, even if their not mine. I’ll talk about it more in another post!

My Dress at the Retro shop
After that my volunteer job at the retro shop got super busy with car markets and stalls, custom dress orders and a possible move!

Next thing I got a paid job at good ole Australia Post! I’ve worked there off and on for 7ish years!

Then at the retro shop the ‘fit hit the shan’ and wildly inaccurate accusations were hurled my way and I quit!! My loyalty is with my family, not a job. and my anxiety went off again. I might get into that more in another post, maybe.

Almost up to date!
 I got an order to make a wonderful Deb dress for a lovely girl. 

Easter came with a huge sale at Spotlight, 40% off ALL fabrics!!! I went nuts. I ended up with 9 lots of fabric all of them 3.5m+. I will be making wonderful full circle skirt dresses out of them.

Easter finished with me seeing my favorite band New Found Glory, with the BF’s lil’ Sister! I’ve loved them since I was 16, she saw them for the first time then, at 16.

Now I’m getting busy with the Deb dress, due to make its debut May 4th. Then getting even busier with the new fabrics and creations they will become!
I hope to keep this more up to date from now on, and not have 4 month gaps….

Until next time, Happy sewing.