Today my sister Hope and I made the thrift store rounds in Austin. I thought today was going to be like any other day at the thrift stores, little did I know I was going to meet Flossy. At Thrift Land our eyes met (her eyes bulge out quite a bit) from across the room and I knew she must be mine. When I got closer to her and realized she was from the 60’s, had fur that looks like cotton candy and was $2.99 I put that bear on my hip like she was a toddler and carried her to the register. She is probably as big as a toddler too. I buckled her in and took her home and proudly placed her atop some shelving in my studio.
Buckle up for safety. We made Hope ride in the backseat so Flossy and I could chat and get to know each other a little better. Poor thing went through a lot at the thrift store like being held by little kids with crusty food all over their faces and dirty diapers.
When Flossy and I got home she was happy to see Mr. Giant Panda head also living in my studio and felt right at home.
Besides befriending Flossy I also did an insane amount of jewelry supply shopping. Given I have drawers and drawers of cabs, chain and charms, but there is always room for more. Sometimes getting new stock inspires me to use some random supply I have had for years. I should have boxes arriving for a week straight and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!