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« on: January 15, 2013 10:38:32 PM »

You guys and gals know what I'm talking about. You find a random item, sometimes stuff others see as junk, and think "Ooh! I can make something out of this!" and it makes you want to squeal with joy (or at least do a happy dance).
People who don't craft look at you and think "O-kay, you're getting wound up about that piece garbage?"

Today at work I sold the last of a box of mini cigars and started doing a bouncy happy dance. The customer thought I was nuts even after I explained "I know something I can do with this little cardboard box!" I also brought home a cardboard box that our pouches of coffee came in.

What treasures have you found lately that others might throw out for junk? What are you thinking of making with it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013 01:26:17 AM »

I recently visited an old abandoned trailer park, much of which has been completely picked over.  Its mostly great for photo op's, BUT I still found plenty of small metal parts, or or plastic parts, which mostly was trash, but I couldnt help scooping some of it up.  Just have to be careful I don't start a "hoarding" habit.  :p
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013 11:05:56 PM »

I fear becoming a hoarder too. I have three cardboard cigar boxes that are destined to become some sort of trinket boxes.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013 04:09:55 PM »

Great ideas, ladies!  Non-crafters are simply blind to the potential seen in those objects.

My son's broken 3-ring binder (rings removed) will become the protective sleeve for a laptop.  Covered in fabric,  it will resemble a tote.   The binder is sturdy enough yet lightweight enough for the job.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013 01:08:17 AM »

Ooh! Good idea for the binder! I have a broken binder somewhere around the house and I may just do that too!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013 09:47:36 AM »

Just ask my boyfriend about my random-craft-supply hoard. It frightens him. I think I might need to do something about it...

BUT! I found this thing on the ground the other day that's PERFECT for a swap I'm in on Ravelry, so what's a girl to do but take it home?
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013 04:02:00 AM »

Just ask my boyfriend about my random-craft-supply hoard. It frightens him. I think I might need to do something about it...

My boyfriend always asks "When are you going to put a dent in this?" in reference to my stash. Smiley
I take home things I find, too. I have a few charms that I've found on the ground while out and about.
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013 03:09:40 AM »

About half a cubic metre of polystyrene stuffing from packaged electronics. I'm not sure yet: sitting bag or punching bag filler?

As for the stuff I take home with me... I once took a whole set of kitchen cupboards home with me (cupboard by cupboard). I'll leave the rest to your imagination. I have nothing to regret, except possibly that I didn't take the dishwasher too.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013 11:42:02 PM »

Ooh, that's a tough choice.

Kitchen cupboards? Goodness that's a good find Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013 12:36:34 PM »

Ooh, that's a tough choice.

Kitchen cupboards? Goodness that's a good find Cheesy

Aye, but then there was also palette wood, a big old chest drawer (one of the residents of the apartment block just put it next to the trash containers), wooden crates that oranges come in, the leather off two almost-new leather couches, etc, so that's going to be a hard pick. The cupboards were by far the largest though.  Grin
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