you sound like me! A little McGyver, a little Martha, a little more Mcgeyver- haha! I had an out-of-town friend suprise visit me and he didn't have a pair of pj bottoms, so I sewed a pair out of a vintage bed sheet I had lying around while we listened to a record! haha! Go nessecity crafters!
Found object yard art is amazing! You did a great job- I love how your garden looks like it just grew all around this wonderful little space filled with forgetten pieces of someone's life. It is very gypsy!