For the past several months, a fellow employee and I try and walk everyday during our lunch break. While walking, we have so many different conversations about so many different topics. Well one day on one of our walks Chuck and I were talking about doing some fall cleaning around the outside of our homes. Somehow old bed springs came up. Chuck mentioned to me that he had an old mattress out back behind his garage and had been meaning to get rid of it forever and just never did. I stopped dead in my tracks unable to speak. By my reaction I'm sure he knew the wheels were spinning in my head. He told me I probably wouldn't want it because the coils would be all rusted. "Hold on there heart!!!!" I said to myself. "This could be the big one." My pulse was racing and my head was spinning and it was all I could do to get the words out "I WILL TAKE IT!" I think I might have even scared Chuck at one point. Once I composed myself, I told him I would gladly take it off his hands. I'm thinking to myself, "Does he really even know what kind of treasure he has been keeping hidden behind his shed for so long?" Well low and behold the next day, he brought the springs into work for me. He even took them all apart for me so I wouldn't get cut trying to pry them apart from the frame. What a nice guy he is.
A while back I purchased this spring/star creation from one of my favorite prim shops and I always thought it was just so cleaver that they used a bed spring for the base. At the time I thought if I could only get my hands on some springs surely I could make something similar with them. Like a dream come true, I now can. I have so many ideas in mind as to what to do with them. As most of you know, I don't sew so I will have to purchase most of the things I plan to use with them. Still I will try and come up with a few original creations of my own.
If anyone has any decorated springs they have displayed, I would love to see them. Just shoot me an email with your picture. I can always use a little extra inspiration.
Just as soon as a get a couple of these little buggers finished, I will be sure and post them for everyone to see.
I hope everyone is having a great week and are enjoying the weather as much as I am. It has been very cool at night and in the morning but very sunny and beautiful throughout the day. Don't you just love this time of year?