Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Wednesday, one of my favorite days of the week!  There are so many spectacular blog hops on Wednesday!

WOYWW (Stop by and see what everyone's work desk looks like!)  Well mine is covered with a good news/bad news scenario.  Our local art supply store Bella's had to close it's doors because it could no longer compete with the internet prices.  I enjoyed the owner immensely and will miss dropping by to say hi.  I shop locally when I can and probably spent half my art budget at the local store but certain items were just too expensive for me to buy locally and then I'd resort to the internet so that I could have a coveted this or that supply.   Anyway, the going out of business sale garnered me these wonderful items and truly $3 copic sketch markers ....WOW!

Also interspersed with my new supplies are a sugar skull I created yesterday for Day of the Dead and an Inchie that I framed.  Can you believe you can get Inchie Frames now!!!  Also some Diet Coke pop tops so I can enter my codes to get free stuff and a pattern template for a little Owl stuffy I hope to make soon.

Fun things to do with inchies, a pendant and a frame. 1" X 1"

There was another corner to my desk but it has to stay in hiding because they were Secret Santa presents.  I'm on the staff over at ATCs for All and we have a Staff Secret Santa swap going on.  I'll share those items after they are received and opened by the recipient.

Wordless Wednesday I do two -stop by and  check out the blog links! Wordless Wednesdays Create with Joy  And Wordless Wednesday Cookin for my Captain and last but not least Animal Wednesday!

Umm What!
Okay this is Anana's Boutique in my little resort town.  They have been having a bit of trouble with there sign!  I've mentioned it to the staff/owner a couple of times but they don't seem to mind I guess!?!  I see the people stopping and cracking up to post it on the FB pages.  I even had some friends come to town and ask what type of shops we are sporting in our town!

Bean and Yuki

This is Bean and Yuki they were both rescues.  Puppies that had come out of a Puppy Mill and where going to be put down because they had expensive medical conditions.  Bean has an auto-immune disease of the eye and Yuki had Parvo at 5 weeks and was on death's door.  I am happy to say 14 and 13 years later they are both happy, thriving little beasties that provide loads of love and lap cuddle time!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll think of signing on to follow me!  Please stop by tomorrow and join me for Food For Thought Thursdays, my very own Blog Hop!  Blog about what you're eating, snap a quick pic of your breakfast, snack, an exciting item at the grocery....let's just talk about food and share a bit of what's on our plate.  Can't wait to share a meal with you!


RobanStudio said...

Great finds! Too bad the store is closing. Frames for inchies now? Wow. Happy WOYWW Robin! :-)

Christine said...

see you tomorrow at FFTT! Too bad about the art store closing, but at least you got some good deals!

JoZart said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Cute Canines you have.
Good opportunity to get some bargains but such a shame when another retailer bites the dust!
JoZarty x

laurie said...

wow what a buy, I just looked at those copic markers at my art store here in Sault Canada and they 6.95 each,, great buy.Your photos are beautiful,,

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I am suck a sucker for fur babies... they make me want to cuddle them and your are just too cute for words... love those little inchies as well... happy WOYWW xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Robin,
My favorite craft store closed too! It's always a joy to wander around and look at a bricks and mortar shop and see what's available, rather than online! Cute inchies! Did not know about the inchies frames! Patsy from

Neil said...

Thanks for the peek at your space this week, just sorry I can't stay longer! Hope the rest of the week goes well for you.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

It's true about your local store. Mostly the have to close and that's not the best thing. I want to see what I buy, not only on a computer screen. Love your inchies. They are so accurate (is that the right word?) Thanks for sharing. Bye, Franka

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Robin ah so know what you mean about shops closing down - but ours chose not to discount very much at all, and not sure where the stock went but, ka-boom! it vanished - so maybe they went on internet too! thanks for popping over and leaving comments - happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the little inchie frames - never seen those before. Imagine you could have a huge gallery in a foot of space!