Monday, 17 August 2015

Plundered Old Maps

When I was at work, the Geography Department was throwing away all the old maps that were no longer relevant to the new schemes of work, oh my life,  sacrilege ………..believe me, I was round there pretty dam fast, work had to wait that day!!!!
I know it doesn’t look like much here, but I managed to salvage a huge bin bag of the little beauties, I would have taken the lot, but I had to be sensible!  My initial reaction was “Well, that’s some of my Christmas paper sorted for this year!” ….. if I can come up with some sort of Santa on his sleigh type tags and add some cartoony flourishes to look like movement, I think I can get away with saying that the wrapping is representative of Santa’s journey around the world on Christmas night!!! It will also make quite good birthday wrapping paper too!
There’s also the prospect of perhaps covering an old suitcase or two …… and if I were staying at Castle Greysquirrel I would almost certainly paper the walls of my shed with a good few of them …… not to mention smaller projects like covering travel journals and as backgrounds for cards etc.
I have also looked on Pinterest and found no end of inspiration there, so it looks like I will be very busy with my plundered treasure with many exciting projects already mapped out!