Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Picture in My Mind

I have this picture emerging in mind. That happens to me sometimes. I see something, and it sparks a picture in mind of what it could be. I once saw some old dishes at a second hand store, in mind I saw the mosaic tabletops they eventually became. I am forever collecting odd little things because in mind I see them as something else.

I was cleaning yesterday and I had my cleaning bucket with me. I love my cleaning bucket, it is a five gallon bucket with everything I need to make one trip through my home and clean efficiently. The contents have  evolved over the years to accommodate my family's living habits and my cleaning style.

One of the things attached to the bucket is a long, narrow suede pouch. My son is a street artist, he keeps his sketch pads put away, but I always find pens and pencils all over the house. The pouch is handy to store them in until I work my way to his room and put them away.

Have you guessed yet what the picture is?

I love the feel of leather in general, coats, skirts, boots and of course the obvious, a belt. I want to be spanked with leather, but not a belt. I am a tiny bit terrified of belts. Okay, Okay, I am more then a tiny bit terrified. I'm not afraid of the pain, no I want to feel the leather on my backside. It's the actual belt I don't want. Too many bad memories associated with it. I don't know if I will ever be able to handle a belt.

I have been looking at leather paddles, but right now they are not in the budget. I have been putting pens and pencils in that pouch for years, needless to say I never saw it as a paddle before. Now I am. Not only did I see the paddle that I could make, but I had quite a physical reaction to it. I believe I was hyperventilating the reaction was so strong.

I have been thinking about how to make it and what other materials I will need for it ever since. I do believe a trip to the craft store may be in my near future. Valentine's Day is only 12 days away and I do need a gift for Musicman.  Maybe it won't leave bruises.

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  1. Sounds like a perfect gift for both of you.
    You are soo clever.

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    1. Sometimes what I call clever Musicman call insane, lol. He's very indulgent of my projects and even shares the garage and his tools with me. I have some of my own tools that are scaled for smaller hands, but I don't have nearly as many as he does.

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  2. Haven't you heard PK talk about the doggin bat?? Very affordable. And totally awesome the way it feels!

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    1. I have heard about the famous doggin bat, even looked at it. I believe the similar shape of the leather pouch and seeing the doggin bat is what made me think of it.

      I definitely see myself getting one someday, but not right now. Musicman needs to get back to work first.

      I like the challenge of making the things that pop into my head. Sometimes the projects are big and sometimes they are small. The bigger projects are limited to warm weather when I have access to a well equipped garage.

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  3. Ooooohhh, have fun with that clever lady! :)

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    1. My little projects always prove to be interesting if not always fun. I am very pleasantly surprised when things actually work out the way I see them in my head.

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  4. No belts here either faerie. They scare me silly. But leather itself is fine. Have fun with your creation...you'll have to take a picture for us.

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    1. I thought about taking a picture, but I don't have a camera. I really am tech challenged, lol.

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  5. Oh honey... we do think so much alike! I'm always looking at objects to find an alternative use! Very cool crafty lady!!

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    1. Sometimes I find them when I am not even looking, lol.
      I am in heaven in a junk store.

      Musicman has a well equipped garage and he lets me play with his tools:)
      He does tend to hover some when I get out the power tools or want to turn on the torches.

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  6. You make it and take a picture of it. I'll help you post it if I can. I bet it will be great. But I do love the dogging bat and it's leather, you can order one for under $10 if you look around. Actually the belt, which I love, is one of the few things that does bruise me. But not in a long time.

    Hugs,
    PK

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    1. I want one of those doggin bats, and I have looked at them. I just don't want to ask for anything right now, it has been hard with him not working on top of things being tight to begin with because I'm not working.

      I think I may be able to come up with something similar and if it doesn't work, it hasn't cost me anything. I usually have some kind of project in the works, it just depends on what has taken my fancy at the moment.

      I don't have a camera. Have I mentioned I'm a little tech challenged? Haahaahaa.

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  7. Leather paddles and slappers are very, very nice. I hope your project goes well!

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    1. Thank you, and welcome to my place, I hope you'll visit again sometime.

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  8. If it's a successful project maybe you could make a few? There's way too much wood around here lol!

    Dee x

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    1. Sure I can, as I have been thinking about it I remembered where I had more leather stored away, just waiting to become something.

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  9. i'm totally impressed with your DIY skills. i think that makes it the perfect gift.

    aisha

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    1. Don't be too impressed, I have created some epic disasters in the past. I do love giving the perfect gift.

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  10. Good luck with your project! I enjoy reading the process of arriving at that idea.

    Love,
    Kitty

    P.S. I agree with those that said you are very clever:)!

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