On Saturday we arranged for an all day babysitter for Oscar (his auntie) and drove out to the end of the world to the Kane County Flea Market. I was so excited for it all week. I used to go all the time when I was in high school searching for vintage clothes and jewelry and it was amazing. So much great stuff! I’ve been a few times since and was really just overwhelmed by it’s size. I guess too overwhelmed to reallize how stinky it is now. Nowhere near as many collectibles and antiques. Much more designer purse knockoffs, new country craft stuff, stinky candles, crappy overpriced antique furniture (not a modern piece in sight) and crummy hotdogs. oh well, it was nice to have the day to ourselves. Unfortunately, those are few and far between so it was a disappointment to waste it on the crap fair. I did manage to find the nice 30’s fabric and old buttons above. And I’ve earmarked these buttons I found below, with some matching fabric and floss, for one of my next projects.
The weekend wasn’t a total bust though. The giggle I got Saturday night watching Will Forte’s George Bush on SNL made me forget all about the disappointments of the day. “we work so hard” heh heh. And Sunday we got so much done, errands, chores, I even squeezed in a trip to the Hancock. I think Tim thinks it’s voodoo magic that we always end up at the fabric store no matter where we’re headed. And today Grandma and I are off to buy Walker Walkypants some decent shoes at the striderite. Wish us luck!
Also via pocketo (I think I need that cute cat with yarn one by Susie Ghahremani).. a link to Saelee Oh and her beautiful paintings, drawings and CUTOUTS! so neat! Can’t wait to see what she’s going to have in her new online shop.