Wednesday, November 2, 2011

geeky gift

if you've been reading my blog for a while
you know that I have a special love for matchboxes


and a while back I found an entire flickr pool devoted to "matchbox stuffing"



what a great gift for that geek you know
:)



my etsy listings:

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and because I know you're a do-it-yourselfer
take this idea and run with it
I know you can
:)

14 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Kimmie, I love the matchboxes and their wonderful contents... little treasures every one. Thank you for your recent comment on my poem ... Kimmie, you totally understood where I was coming from and that is such a lovely feeling for me, to have you get me. pen xxx

Elizabeth said...

I'm proud to own several of your perfect matchboxes. I'm off to the site, though, to maybe, just maybe create one of my own.

sukipoet said...

wow both sold already. i used to have a commerically made Frieda Kahlo matchbox and also one of the virgin mary I think but it never occured to me to make one myself. yours are precious.

Dianne said...

Very cool gifts indeed!

Gayle said...

Oh so cute, whimsical and very creative...........I had never really considered the match box any thing more than a vehicle for the illumination of my candles. I love these, might just, as you say, "run with it". xx

ale said...

dear kimmie!!!!!!!! they are absolutly adorables!!!!! muchisimos besos and all my heart!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

From one matchbox lover to another...These are FAB..loving the little treasures... I'm soooo addicted to these lil boxes!! ;)
Jan x

Little Messy Missy said...

Sounds like an awesome swap idea!
xoxoxoxxo

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have received matchbook art from a dear friend but as of yet I have not made a matchbox work of art. This little treasure trove is spectacular. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez stewart

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fabulous idea, little gems hidden inside matchboxes, Great gifts for us crafty types. xox Corrine

*jean* said...

oo these just make me squeal!! LOVE matchboxes full of tiny things!!! i made one a few years back to keep in my purse...it had tiny pieces of paper and some metallica pencil leads to make rubbings with!!! wanna do a trade?

*jean* said...

o i just can't stop looking at all the little things...it's like the glass covered trays in antique stores...full of tiny treasure!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kimmie, I love, love, love your little matchbox gift sets. So sweet! I save all my matchboxes and have upcycled some to hold the bracelets I crochet. I love this idea of tiny little thoughtful gifts. Those pebble faces are so cute. Hope your day is great. Tammy

ooglebloops said...

I will have to pull out all my matchboxes and look thru all their treasures - thanks for reminding me!!!
I see a horseshoe nail in those treasures!!:>)