Thursday, 19 July 2012
collections: vintage doggy stamps
I'm a collector. Well, that's what I call it - 'collector' sounds nicer than 'crazy hoarder lady' right? I collect anything and everything old - from mugs, to postcards, to books, to brooches and badges, to magazines, and everything in between. In order to justify collecting so much stuff I have been trying to use some of it in my crafting and packaging - it makes me feel like I have more of a reason to collect things, plus as much as I love buying things to keep, I think I love sharing them with other likeminded people more :) I've been making lots of vintage stamp brooches for my Etsy shop (there are currently only three left, so if you want one act fast!) so spent an hour or so today sorting through my stamp collection picking out the best ones to be turned into brooches. Miss Phoebe loved looking through them, and we soon realised that I had inadvertently started a collection of vintage dog stamps!
Here is the little lady sorting through the doggy stamps - we were matching up the dogs on the stamps to dogs we knew!
I picked out a few of my absolute favourites to share with you - it was hard though, they were all so lovely, with wonderful colours and fonts and illustrations.
What things do you collect? Does anyone else collect particular stamps? I also have lots of stamps with cats on, which is weird as I'm not really a cat person! I can't wait to turn some of these into brooches - I think they will look so cute!