Married to the Empire

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Lucky Week

I'm starting to think I may need to change the name of this blog. Star Wars? Stormtroopers? What's that? Life is so busy with my husband having a full-time job, acting as youth minister, and being a church elder, that he just doesn't have time for trooping lately. My blog name is starting to feel like a lie... Although there was New Year's Day when a future stormtrooper came over with his costume kit to get some help from my hubby. Too bad it didn't occur to me to take a picture. I could have titled it "Stormtrooper Envy," as my husband was drooling over this guy's new-and-improved stormtrooper parts.

But that has nothing to do with my post's title or subject matter.

Let me just say that it pays to be a fan on Facebook. I went to a rubber stamp convention 2 weeks ago and fell in love with the stamps from Denami Design. Unfortunately, I discovered their booth after I'd spent most of my money. Figures. Still, I bought a couple of stamps, then checked out their website when I got home. Found out they have a Facebook page, so I became a fan. Lo and behold, they were having a FB contest. Just list the 3 stamps you'd most like to have, and you just might win them!

Guess who won?

Over the weekend we went to a couple of thrift stores, as I was looking for some clear, glass plates for a decoupage project I'd like to try. I wasn't lucky in my search for plates; however, I did find these things:

Yeah, I know; it doesn't look terribly exciting. But the glass globe is a perfect match for the ones in the light fixture over our dining table. I broke one a few months ago when washing it. There were replacements in one of the kitchen cabinets that the previous owners had left for us, but it turns out they're bigger than the originals. And I couldn't find a replacement in the correct size at the store. So when I stumbled across one at the thrift store, I snatched it right up!

The bag is full of zippers. I've actually been looking for something like that for a few months. I want to learn how to sew with zippers, but I'm too cheap to buy any at retail prices when I'm just wanting to play around for learning purposes. For $3 I got a bag filled with zippers, so I can make as many sewing attempts as I need to.

Last week just felt lucky.


Amy W said...

Christians don't get lucky - they're BLESSED. LOL! Great stash!

Thirsty said...


Allison said...

I'd love to see the lighting result - I have a mild obsession with pendant lighting.

I'd love to how one fills a whole bag with zippers, too. Seems odd, but then again, I don't sew.

Ruthie said...

Awesome thrift finds! You can also make some zipper flowers!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the blog title, as a fangirl it amuses me to no end, and I enjoy reading about all the other stuff you post as well (Starwars, cats and crafts, woo!).