Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Not a plant post
This is at the flea. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I'm not terribly fond of dolls. I find them slightly creepy. Especially if they look too real. But when I find a doll that actually is creepy, I guess the old inner goth in me gets thrilled to the bone.
Anyway... this has been dubbed Zombie Baby. I'm debating... I want to buy it, make a custom for it out of some Halloween fabric... I've got some black thats covered with tiny skeletons, and maybe resell it.
But do I really need another project?
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Finally... a plant post
Although, as plant posts go, its not that impressive.
This is one of those teardrop shaped hanging water globes, the kind you used to see a lot of in the 70's. Actually, those memories of them from my childhood is probably why I bought it for a dollar when I saw at Goodwill.
People would put an "ivy" in them (meaning pothus) or any one of those standard twiny plants that root easily in water. Very occasionally, I'd see them in the 80's with a betta fish. Which always kind of annoyed me, because, as a general rule, fish shouldn't be airborne...
Anyway, I bought it and then I got a case of acute indifference and it sat around in the way for about 6 months. This morning it got a little too much in the way. So I took a cutting off a Syngonium(the tag says Nephthytis 'Exotic Allusion' which is surprising that it's an actual named variety because it looks pretty much Like the standard nephthytis to me) and I put in there.
But it wouldn't stand up right, kept trying to tip out.
So I found some of those 'water pearls' that I had. I got those at Dollar Tree, where everything is one dollar, originally I got them to mix into the putting soil of hanging planters. They help keep the plants moist and I don't have to water 5 times a day. Supposedly, they're biodegradable, but I don't know what they're made from so I'm reserving judgment. Put those in there, and there we go.
About 2 bucks total... not bad,huh?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Proud uncle Bob
There's a new little addition being carved as I post, and little goth Bob is just the proudest uncle ever...
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Here's a question...
Hey regular readers, and guests too, while we're at it. Here's a little idea that's popped up and I'm wondering if I should pursue it.
The new market I'm at does several things throughout the year to get business in... tomorrow the vehicle swap meet starts, they sell fireworks at the fourth of July, Christmas,and new years, and on Halloween there's a haunted house.
It's that haunted house that got me thinking...
According to some of the dealers that have been there for a while, Halloween is a very big deal at the market. While throughout the Southern Bible belt of this country Halloween is sometimes demonized, the truth of the matter is that dressing up and running around is a whole lot of fun. Not to mention that our area has a large Mexican population who like to celebrate their version of the holiday, Dia De Muerta (day of the dead.)
So, I was wondering what I could have in the booth for the holiday... and my eyes happened to settle on little goth Bob.
I'm thinking smaller And simpler versions of Bob for the market. it would be kinda unique, nobody else will have anything like that, I'm certainly crafty enough make them, and if I put a few in wedding dresses and tuxedos they'll fit right in to the traditional Dia de Muerta thing too.
Anyway... thinking about it...
W what do y'all think?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Chores, Chores, Chores
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I know somebody out there is in absolutely desperate need of cowboy boots with rattlesnake heads on them.
Little goth Bob is terribly upset... they don't come in boots size
Suddenly the new phone won't work right. And I can't get to blogger dashboard to check our monitor comments. We'll have to see if I can get it going... but that will take tome to actually deal with it, and I ain't got it. Right now this post is to see if the blogger AP will post
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Busy Busy Busy
At the flea we''re gearing up for next weekend.
They're gonna be hosting a big ole swap meet, cars, trucks, motorcycles, parts and more, so anything we have even remotely vehicle related is going in, and everybody's trying typ get their booths arranged. Fortunately, this week, the heat has given us a break, stayed in the low 90's (I need a sweater)
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Little Goth Bob gets literary
Monday, August 12, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
At the flea market,.,
Just some random photos from around... the WWII magazines aren't actually at the market at the moment... I got them there earlier and I'm having fast too much fun reading them at the moment. The metal handmade chest is great, another dealer has it for About 75 bucks, the saddles are in the 400 to 500 range, and Tyne boots are in the 10 to 30.
And that's what I photographed today...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Self reliance in. Los Angeles
This 20 minute video shows a couple who are being self sufficient on a small urban lot. Interesting...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Between moving 'fine items of decorative interest' (aka junk) sitting around and sweating, and trying to do everything else, I really did not have time for my phone to give up the ghost, but there we are.
So, new android, and this one at least let's me use the blogger AP. The other one I had to use bloggeroid, which was a good AP, but limited in how large my posts could be, which is why there were alot of little paragraphs posted over the last year or so.
The only thing about mobile blogging is the damn word correct, which keeps replacing my perfect (cough, cough) clear text with the strangest possible vocabulary. Honesty, words I've never used in my life will show up out of nowhere...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The catch all pot
If you're like me, you always end up with a lot of plant cuttings. I throw them all in one pot.
In there I have a calissa, a variagated Spider plant, a green spider plant, a pothus, and some stray allysium seeds.
These catchall pots can look great, awful, or like this one, in between.