Please do not to give up on me, I will try and do some building when we go home in December to pep this up a little but that's about all I can do until Spring. So, in case anyone else is scouting basic stuff, here are today's goodies:
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The two Krylon pens on the left are what I ordered and didn't get from Jo-Ann's: here they are in a couple of days from Amazon. They are new to me but, I have heard such good things about them, I am really looking forward to using them. The Gold is supposed to look like gold leaf (as is the silver) - we'll soon see.
My other treasures became 'must-haves' from good old Wal-Mart. I wanted to try Aleene's fast grab tacky glue - again, having heard good things about it. For pretty much the price of one pot of glue ($2.97) I got five little bottles to try out. As always, working in this scale I should get quite a bit of use out of them even at this size.
The all-purpose white paint on the right was just 50 cents (Plaid/Apple Barrel). The other Plaid paint, this time their Folk-Art range, is a satin acrylic in a colour called parchment which looks promising for French painted/gilded furniture. This was $1.37. Having not spent very much, I broke down and bought the most expensive item of the day - a knife. I cannot manage without it ($3.97). This is one I have in the UK and like a lot as it has a great safety cap. I keep my knives just handy, dropped among other stuff, it is good to know I can just rummage around in the tray on my desk without finger slicing.
This was my thrill of the day. Aren't we easy to please in this game! Last year I bought these boxes and they have proved to be just brilliant for storing made up furniture and accessories. They have fixed sections - not like the boxes that have those slide things that let little things escape underneath all the time. They are also great value at $2.97. I was especially pleased as we had already looked in one Wal-Mart store for them, without success. We weren't surprised as we remembered they were on sale ($2.50) last year because they were 'finishing'. I was so tempted to buy up this branch's stock but stopped myself at four. I think I have six already in the UK, so a total of ten seems to be a nice number. There again I am collecting for two projects??????? Ten times 18 sections only equals 180 objects - that's not a lot when you think I had a stash of over 600 items when I quit on 1/12ths. I feel a shopping trip coming on.
If you want to see them in use:
Some of you will have seen this photo already in a post I did on 15th September. This makes for a neat finish; I can end as I began with an apology for being boring.