Tuesday, February 26, 2013

in my spare time

is there such a thing?
in my not so spare time
I've been
.... making matchboxes 

the idea is to see how much treasure can fit in a little matchbox
it's fun!
(here's a fun flickr photo pool: matchbox stuffing)

these 3 matchbox treasures have been added to my etsy shop
3 more are on my desk


do you do the oscars?
our family fills out ballots 
the middle brainy child decided spend a week memorizing the picks as previewed on indiewire.com
talk about spare time
this is NOT how I would spend it
but if you're 13 - that's another story
(she got 16 right - me? I got 11 - pretty good for guessing eh?)

here's her list:


barbara said...

Love the little matchboxes....maybe after i'm done moving i will try one.
until then, i have bigger boxes filled with all kinds of treasures....it will be fun to re-discover once i get there.

DAWN said...

I can not believe you get all of that into a tiny little matchbox! that is amazing. May have to try my hand at it sometime.
I haven't watched the oscars in years! I never seem to agree with what they choose and it frustrates me, not to mention it seem such a waste of resources (that is my cynical side showing, sorry--I waste plenty of resources all of the time so I shouldn't point fingers, I guess). Your daughter seems to have hit upon the winning strategy. Do you give out "oscars" for the most correct picks?

amy of studio four corners said...

these are so great - I love both the covers and the contents! and its a little bit like sharing the process...!
yes - did the oscar thing - its great mindless fun...

Anonymous said...

Those match boxes of magic and mystery are just swell....love it. xox

*jean* said...

oh i love your little boxes!! that middle one? i see a little mustachioed man! such fun to watch the oscars, i still try and guess the winners i got a few right....i haven't seen all the films but did see Argo, Life of Pi and Anna K...i didn't much care for seth mcF for emcee but that is just me...happy tuesday, kimmie!!

Unknown said...

The girls' Nana organizes the whole Oscar ballot thing and the prize is movie tickets! Whoo whoo! Those are high stakes, so needless to say, we try REALLY hard to win .... The only movies I saw were "Skyfall" (2 stars from me) and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" which I LOVED ... 4 stars!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love your match boxes. They are always fun.

Sorry I haven't been around for so long. In case you didn't know, I haven't been able to access my blog for nearly a month. My neighbor let me post from her computer because I could see my blog fine at her place. Not sure why it happened, but I'm just glad to be back online.

I've been reviewing a few of the posts I've missed. I love the vintage linens with photos and seeds. They really spoke to me. And talk about transforming a lowly pie tin! That one took the cake (or pie!).

Gayle Price said...

Oh I love your little matchboxes. Love the idea that they are tiny with tiny treasures in them. I guess the possibilities of 'things ' that can go inside are limited only to your imagination. We don't do the Oscars over here. It really only rates a mention if an Australian actor or film is nominated for one. What you do sounds like fun tho. I think I could get into that, maybe dress up and bring out a small piece of 'red carpet' to stand on. xx

sharon said...

You always share the most intriguing and wonderful artistic ideas!! I love this concept!
I saw bits and pieces of the Oscars, I am too antsy to sit still that long!

Neesie said...

It seems years since I visited you Kimmy...not sure how I lost you but I'm so glad I've found you again.
It's always a delight to see your projects, appreciate your photography and read about your daily antics ;D
I been backtracking to see what you've been up to and it's been delightful.
I hope you're having a great week with lots of creativity! :D

Caterina Giglio said...

I agree with you on Beasts, awesome and I saw Lincoln which you have to see, it was outstanding... and Argo, which was ok, I thought Lincoln should have won... and 11 is pretty great for guessing!

sukipoet said...

the matchboxes are adorable. you are os clever. i dont watch the oscars but maybe if i lived on the west coast.....

Halle said...

Lots of fun stuff in those matchboxes! The key looks as if it's a tight squeeze to get in there. :)

~*~Patty S said...

Oh I Love your matchboxes Kimmie...each one is a delight

I treasure the one I have from you, such fun to peek inside and rummage around ;)

I enjoy the glitz and glam of Oscar night...
Beasts was a wonderful film

Happy last day of February ... see you in March

Linda Vincent said...

Such original ideas on your blog Kimmie...and I love them all. x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I just love your little matchbox collections. So sweet! Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Annie Cholewa said...

I do love your matchboxes. We used to play a similar game as children but these are much more sophisticated than our efforts back then. I am very tempted to have a go!

Yvonne said...

The matchboxes hold more than I ever thought. Amazing little treasures.
Oscars? Nope don't watch it. I usually like some movie the best that wasn't even nominated anyway. LOL Did see Beasts and loved it. Very well made.

A Lady's Life said...

What an interesting idea. The kids would love to open them to find treasure.