Dansko clogs for 4.99(!!!),
Noah's ark wooden toy chest,
a nearly complete set of The Family Creative Workshop,
this solid wood, ginormous, handmade (I like to believe) cradle,
this gorgeous, handmade plate,
and all these mugs in the front row (this is just a sample, I have a thing for handmade mugs). But I digress. It's like they know me! So, when I needed something to alter for a friend for her birthday, guess where I headed. And look what they had...
This is what the first box has become...
It is so gratifying to make something out of nothing. I felt this the most when throwing pottery. Taking a handful of mud and making something beautiful and useful is incredible. But it is the same with altering. That box was, um.... not the prettiest and with just mod podge and paper it becomes a treasure. Kind of like Goodwill, too. Taking someone else's throwaway, bringing it home and it feeling like Christmas. Creative energy, in all it's forms, is so life giving.