At this rate, I will be purging, tossing, sorting and shifting my 'new' studio space for the next couple of months.
I'm stumbling on items that I had totally forgotten about. Just in one basket tucked at the side of a closet yesterday, I found...
this beautiful beaded antique bag. It was packed in an old stationary box that I was about to turf, when I realized that there was something in the box. I don't even remember when I got this bag, but am sure glad I found it! LOL
A ziploc baggie with these hanks of antique bugle beads and seed beads. Such a pretty bronze colour! Not sure why I got these or what I will do with them, but they certainly do appeal to my 'magpie' eye!
This tiny fabric covered matchbox sized box (again, I had no recollection what if anything was inside it). Opened it up, and ....
nestled inside was an antique minature china doll's head. So cute.
I'm totally surprised this was not in pieces. Part of a wasp's nest that I (at some point in time) stuck in a baggie and then for some reason placed it in this basket - and promptly forgot about it. I know at the time I found it, I had plans to do a woodland faerie piece and I will definitely have to revisit that!
I keep finding things that I totally forgot I had - an old 50s wedding gown, packed in a bag at the back of the closet; a bag of antique baby gowns that are basically trashed, but fabric and trims can be salvaged. Some old bags of lace ...and this is all just from the bottom of the closet in the room I want to move into.
Has my self-created mess decreased at all? No, not really, but I sure am having fun finding all this 'new' stuff!