"What can I do with A TON of keys? I have old car keys, heavy machinery keys, house keys, lockbox keys, you name the key, I've got it! Except skeleton keys which are the coolest...Sad but I want to be able to do something awesome with them!"
You could send them to me! Make a wind chime. It would look nifty and sound pretty, too. Use them as stamps-coat with paint and make neat designs on paper, or put some under the paper and emboss with them. Make jewelry, I'd do that. Necklaces, brooches, hair clips. Cover a small box with them. You lucky person, you.
I'm down as a giver for paper stuff. Might do for scrapbooking, atc's, ect. Plain and patterned paper, a few paper punches and stamps and ink pads. Epherma-stuff like calendar art, images from magazines, a few small sheets of asian wrapping paper that I saved to do something with, odd stuff like that. Also a few blank books that would be good to alter for journaling. I have found that while I like the odd bit of decoupage and paper mache, I will never do scrapbooking. And giving a box of misc. sewing stuff. Some cross stitch and embroidery supplies-I don't have the patience or the eyesight any more-some fabric ribbon and crochet thread, misc. notions, a book or two, a little fabric. None big enough to sew clothes or anything, but smaller pieces, might be fine for teesha moore or mini quilts or bookmarks and such. I have weird odd supplies that I could tuck into either box, if my partners like. Like those flat glass marbles, I have a bag of blue and green ones. Or the odd roll of yarn. Both boxes will resemble something filled by a magpie, i.e. a little bit of a lot of different things, but they'll be full! And I'm in as a needer for jewelry stuff. Heck, if you just had old broken junk jewelry to clear out, I'd squee! Taking things apart and reworking them is fun. Still learning, but love the pretties, and too broke to hit the craft stores at the moment. Anyway, hope someone wants to partner with a magpie!
There's a book called Tease, which is all about reconstructing t-shirts. And something I remember seeing for using the tshirt sleeves is using them to make sachets. Just fill with stuffing and something that smells good, and stuff them in drawers, or in shoes.
Sure, you're welcome! Yeah, the parachute thing kinda threw me, too. I saved the fabric from a purple umbrella myself, just because I'm amassing scraps for an arty quilt. Someday. Hey, I'll need a good retirement project eventually, right? And I haven't used that bag tute yet, but I've kept it bookmarked. Can't have too many bags, and I know I'll bust another umbrella soon!
I know what you mean, Moonlit Sun. But, sign up! I have stuff I know I won't use, and I'd love to see someone who can use it have it. Some of us buy stuff to start a craft, and then, once we get into it, discover it's not our cup of tea. I'll never use all the paper I've saved-oh, I'll keep some for decoupage and maybe another altered book if the mood hits, but I'll never do scrapbooks like I thought I would. I snatched up some stamps and hole punches on sale, but they've sat in a box, mostly. Or, we've been doing it a long time and are ready for a change. I don't have the time, the patience, or the eyesight-cursed bifocals!-for cross stitch anymore. Or you're like me, a packrat who can't resist a bargain, sure that I'll do something with it...yeah. I've found I do like to decoupage and make jewelry, although I have a lot to learn. I look back on the things I've done I liked, and have found they're silly things like windchimes and rayguns, and that I'm happy when my hands are covered with glue.
I'd posted on the 'what can I do with THIS?' thread, bemoaning the fact that I had old silk shirts that were no longer wearable, but I couldn't part with them... And Sugaree pointed me here! I had never heard of gibbous before. I've spent the past few days reading this thread. And, WOW. Thanks, Sugaree! I am so impressed! So much talent and imagination, and so many helpful hints and links. I don't know what I'll make yet. I like the idea of a skirt. I think I need to begin with a base garment, since I'm a newbie at sewing. And I love the idea of using gibbous for more than clothing-the backpack and apron ideas especially. I just happen to have a torn backpack, hmm... Anyway, heaven only knows when I'll have something to post, but I'll be lurking like crazy.