10 June, 2010

My Creative Space

Today I am busy 'recycling' but I've never really thought of it as recycling as such - just using what was at hand without creating waste or spending unnecessary money.
As a child I remember collecting all the old stamps, soaking them and popping them into my stamp album - in fact, I remember that you used to be able to go to KMart and buy a pack of used stamps!  But not anymore, I have collected these from work (we get lots and lots of mail) and bought them home.  And yes, I did have to field those questions from my co-workers of ..... 'why are you ripping the stamps off the envelopes' and yes, they just sort of looked at me dumbly when I explained that I wanted to use them to decorate a table!  
So, today I'm soaking stamps. Fun!
Have you joined in with Kootoyoo's Creative Space?

8 comments:

  1. What a cool idea...I can only imagines the stares haha..

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  2. Ahh...the old days of collecting stamps! I used to love collecting used stamps and soaking them. You've inspired me to go looking for my old stamp album :) Can't wait to see your finished project!

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  3. Can't wait to see the table.

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  4. wow fun!! you have SO many stamps! :KIM

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  5. Oh that sounds exciting! I can just imagine your colleague's faces! I get that a lot from other Mums at school. That blank... "are you competely mad and haven't you got anything better to with your time?" look. Followed by the slightly bemused and ever so polite "Oh I'm sure it will be lovely" comment. LOL.
    Looking forward to seeing the table when it is finished!

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  6. I can't wait to see the table!!

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  7. you have brought back and child hood memory for me too! the time taking to soak, carefully peeling it off the envelope, using tweezers to place it in the book! gee decorating a table sounds much for fun..

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  8. Sounds like an ace project! I can't wait to see more. I found an excellent doona cover for my son recently and the pattern is Australian stamps, I love it! xo

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