They always say that one mans junk is anothers treasure. So very true, thankfully we all like different things, so when one person chucks something out there is always someone out there waving a hand in the air and shreiking, “Me, me, give it to me, puleeeeeaaase!”.
I’ve always been an ardent hunter gatherer. No, don’t get me wrong, I’m rarely found stalking wilderbeasts and scaling hazardous heights to procure the perfect honey from the rarest of man killing bees. Oh no, my hunting and gathering pursuits take on a far gentler hue. I just like looking for “things”.
These past few days have brought a bounty of treasure. I have been truly blessed and I’m totally thrilled with my loot.
You know how you can go for months, if not years of not finding anything useful and then suddenly treasure is all around. It is almost thrown at you. Things you want for projects and ideas, little gems that are just perfect for the ideas you have in your head.
This has been one of those serendipitious times.
From beads and baubles, to scrabble and gaming chips, to threads, ribbons, fabrics and gems.
Fabulously wonderful goodies.
Searching charity shops in my old hometown at the weekend when I was visiting Mum brought forth some great finds. That scrabble set with wooden tiles, I had only the other day been trawling ebay for such tiles and now I have some (want more if you have any by the way, plastic or wood), beads and baubles, broken jewellery and chains.
Then yesterday, oh yesterday what can I say.
Lunch with my darling friend Sue and a rummage round her gorgeous studio where she makes those famous bears of hers. Sue has been an artist for thirty years and like all the best creators throws nothing away. Well now she had decided to clear a bit of space and throw some goodies my way.
Oh the ribbons, the lace, the fabrics and the crystals.
I was like a kid in a sweetshop, Aladin in that famous cave.
I can’t thank Sue enough for all this gorgeousness. All of these things will be so very useful in my new project.
Can’t wait to tell you about it – soon I promise.
By the way, what is the traesure you like to hunt out and what was your latest find?