Wednesday, August 8, 2012

One Penny, two Pennies, $$$$$


I saved one baby formula can from 12 years ago as my piggy bank. I recently dressed it up a little.   It is a big can 5 x 10 inches.  My daughter likes to play with the can when there were not much coins in it so two of the flowers fell off.

Last year the total added up to around $200 and the year before that it was a little under $200. I was surprised how much they all added up this year.  There must be lots of quarters in there because the total was,

 drum roll please,

 $320.23.  A little extra money to support my new habit. lol 

 A local Joann Fabric store was moving so they had their fabrics on sale at 75% off.   So I was in and out of there 3 times in one week.  When a lady saw my cart, she commended that I must  sew a lot and I told her  I don't sew.  Her eye brows went up. lol




Hussena said...

This is looks so beautiful Helen!!I love your upcycled tin...You have decorated it so well...Those flowers look so beautiful...Not to mention the fact that you are able to save good amount of money to support your hobby :)

Rhonda Miller said...

I love the way you've decorated the can. The flowers are gorgeous. It is amazing how much they can hold.

Migdalia said...

Very Pretty!Gorgeous Flowers!I decorate my Coffee cans and use them to store my extra scraps of ribbons,flower and markers..TFS

Ann said...

It's amazing how fast the change can add up. Your change can is pretty.
I would have loved to have hit that Joanne sale

Patty O'Malley said...

The can is so pretty. Now, what are you going to do with all that fabric?

Rae said...

Hi Helen!
Well that was a pretty funny story.
Your can is quite lovely.

Kimberly @ Seriously Daisies said...

I hardly ever have any change since I rarely use cash, but I do kinda miss it, because it definitely adds up fast!!! You made that formula can look really pretty. Upcycling things is the best!!! Wish I could have snagged some of that sale fabric, jealous!! :):)