It's something about these wonderful sunny days that just makes me really happy. It's so nice to know that spring and warmer weather is just around the corner.I felt ever so guilty about spending the day inside today, so Cupcake and I went for a long walk, and then to the dog park.
There were hardly any people, or dogs there when we arrived, but after 10 minuter the park was swarming with the cutest little pugs, chihuahuas and some bigger dogs, all wanting to play. Cupcake had so much fun, and we ended up staying for a good 2 hours. It was magical <3
Christine challenged me to blog about my top 5 thrifted goods. Portland definitely has a lot of good vintage stores, but nothing beats thrifting in the Midwest.
1. I'm a sucker for a cute owl, and after a weekend at the lake of the Ozarks a few years ago, I decided to stop by this thrift store, amazingly enough, I managed to score all of these, for only $1.
2. I love finding cute vintage fabric, I love the smell and retro patterns. These are all from different shops, and there are sadly enough only scraps left. It all came to good use though :)
3. Irene and I pulled over by this Amish/thrift store once on the way home from visiting Elsie. I had the worst case of food poisoning, and needed some fresh air. We stumbled upon two matching cute little pocket knives, and decided they were too good to leave behind, especially for $2.
4. This was another cute find, also in the Midwest, during another stay at Elsies. I just can't say no to anything sewing related, and what better than a bag full of empty vintage wooden spools. Fun!
5. This might be one of the best things I ever thrifted. A ship wheel. Do I own a boat? No.
I pretty much just love anything nautical, so I knew I had to have this the second I found it. It used to hang in my old tattoo station. It is also the most expensive thing I ever thrifted.
Earlier today I got an email from sweet Janni, asking if I would do a portrait of her son, Benjamin. I haven't really done any portraits yet, so I apologized and said no. Mainly because I wasn't sure if I felt comfortable doing that just yet. Janni emailed me back shortly after, and was very understanding, but also sent me a picture of her son. The second I saw the picture I knew I was up for the challenge, and changed my mind instantly. Benjamin is probably one of the cutest kinds I have ever seen, and the picture she sent was simply amazing. Just see for yourselves.
And here he is painted, :) I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!
If Benjamin isn't just the cutest cowboy you've ever seen, then I don't know. :)
I'm taking Cupcake to the beach tomorrow. What wonderful plans do you have for Sunday?