More Rainy Day Creations
It's like I'm on a mission - to see how much stuff I can make in one day!!!!
I had a little rusty covered tin, that was rescued from the thrift store trash.It had a little scrap of paper labeled "soda" taped to it, so it served a purpose in someone's life for a while! Today I started covering it with paper from my stash. One thing led to another, and I started in on the old cardboard suitcase I had.
This little suitcase was picked up at a local auction last year. It belonged to Margaret, who passed away a year or so before. She apparently last used this suitcase in 1977, if we are to believe the little receipt left inside. Also inside was her passport- she had gone to England- don't know if she took this suitcase along with her. It was apparently her only trip out of the United States. She's one up on me!!!
This suitcase has been a project in my mind for more than a year now. The other day, I was taking some stuff to my friend's thrift store-part of my purge of the garage! This suitcase and another 1950's Samsonite were part of the purge! As I handed them over, a little voice in my head was protesting parting with Margaret's little cardboard travel case! I ignored that voice, trying to be true to my purge!!!
Well, two days went by, and I called Connie on another matter. I asked if she had sold the little suitcase yet - and she hadn't! So, I asked to buy it back - she wouldn't accept my $2!!! After all, I did bring her quite a pile of junk, uh, valuable treasures- so she was more than happy to give me back the suitcase in trade!
So, today, Margaret's little cardboard "grip" is undergoing a makeover! It only took me a year to get started, and will probably take me a good few months to have it completed- if it keeps raining, I may have it done sooner than that!!! The glue was still wet in the pix- it would have shown better dry - but patience is NOT one of my virtues!