Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thingfinding Fun...

I just want to check in real quick-like, cuz I've got to get to bed, so I can get a good night's sleep before the big crop-a-ganza!

I had some fabulous luck with thing-finding this week! First of all I found this little gem lying in the road during one of Michael and my neighborhood walks...

isn't it oh-so-gorgeous? When I was making my bottlecap charms a couple of months ago, I had to BUY a bunch of root beer just to get the caps, and then spend time trying to smash them just right - and here, lying in the road was a genuine, beautifully-distressed bottlecap, already smashed into the perfect shape! and on top of it all - it's ORANGE! Yeayyyy! It will make a nice addition to an upcoming project of some sort.

Oh, and then I stopped at the thrift store, and found this fabulous super old matchbox! It was actually falling apart, but it was so cool looking I had to have it - only 50 cents! HA - a steal! I took it home and covered it with gel medium, and now it's strong enough to stand up to anything! I think I will line it with some sort of cute fabric and use it to house some ATC's!


I have been preparing for my crop tonight, so no new projects. It's always more work to prepare for these things than I think it's going to be. Note to self: next time do it in small steps throughout the week. Don't wait til the last minute.

Alrighty then - I'm off for some snoozing. I hope you have a fantastic Saturday - whatever you do! I will see you tomorrow - thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Nat said...

such fun finds!!!! have a wonderful saturday!!!

Marit said...

I should go for walks more often (and look at the ground more often!!!) those finds are fantastic!!! LOVE the matchbox - I think I take my hubby for a walk TODAY!!!

McMGrad89 said...

What.A.Find! I love it.

Allison said...

Awesome finds! I've been wanting to hit some thrift stores lately. Have a great time tonight!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

cool things you've found! have fun at your crop-a-ganza...good thing you're sleeping now. smart girl :)

Kelly said...

That matchbox is gorgeous!!
Have a great weekend Michelle xxx

Michele H. said...

very cool finds. love the matchbox!! I'm all about vintage items!! TFS

mandysea said...

OMGosh!! What fabulous finds - I love hearing about such treasures found in these ways!!

erinrwillis said...

What neat finds!! Hope you had a fun weekend!