Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Ultimate Find!

Remember the time you could hand your child a bundle of multi-colored pipe cleaners and they would be occupied for hours? My husband still has this little man that my daughter made him about seven years ago. It proudly sits on his desk watching over his manhood desk stuff, and will forever. It was made as a multi-functional Christmas gift. It has a pin back and a magnet. Even as a little urchin she understood the need to get as much as you can out of anything you make. This need to reminisce all started with this little bundle of crafting heaven I found just the other day. I personally feel it was the ultimate find...for purchasing a vintage, crafting component totally embodies my creative spirit!Pipe cleaners that were aged...some rusted...and in the original wrappers priced .05 each reminded me of my daughter's youth...the gift that continues to give...and stumbling upon the ultimate find.

3 comments:

Shelly G & Hope P said...

Oh you are so right... those are such a find... I am totally in love with pipe cleaners... and vintage ones drive me wild... you will have soooooo much fun with them... I would totally love to run into a stack of those somewhere in my travels... they are hard to find... What are you planning to do with them?
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mandco said...

How adorable! I remember making these as a kid too :-) And how perfect you found old pipecleaners. The new ones are too brightly colored!

Tara said...

I could be busy with these for hours!

:0)
Tara