So that has meant that I have some catching up to do on my 'reducing' and here it is. Some items I just don't know what to do with. Please put forward any suggestions!
It would be very easy just to chuck it all in the bin and be done with it - but can I re-purpose anything? Or is there someone who would benefit/like what I have? Can I sell any of it?
Each item here, whatever it's size, has been made using resources. Trees, ink, oil, care, time...to name just a few and I don't want them to just end up in landfill without having a darn good think/come up with alternative uses - first.
These items have been hidden away in a few of my storage boxes that I use for keeping sewing/art and anything else..
Here's the collection:
In the white envelope I discovered I had £30 worth of Debenhams vouchers...which I'd been given for my Birthday by my parents - a few years a go I think - as they gave me a box of Cornish pasties last year! That has to have been one of my fav. presents ever!!
And in the card with the berries is £30 worth of garden vouchers. Again from my parents some Christmases ago. I think I hadn't spent them as I was saving them for something I really wanted - and so put them somewhere safe...! So now I will spend these (that's an easy one! - although not on clothes ...as I'm still running my Love What You Wear Project!
There is also a camping guide from 2007 - anyone want that? recycle that?
And a programme and postcard from the very funny 'Caravan Gallery'. I think I know what I'll do with them! I'll send the post card to a friend and make cards from the programme...
Then there's the earings.
I LOVED these little bird earings when I was given them one Christmas and wore them all the time. But the enamel started to come off - and I haven't known what to do with them So they have sat in a box.. Any ideas?
I bought this silver marquisette ring from the Swansea Antiques Centre many years ago (no idea how many!) I Loved it, wore it lots, but the little marquisette stones started to fall away. It is a replica rather than a proper 'antique.' Question is - Can I get it made into something else?
|Here's how it looks at the moment! I'll add some more and then varnish it...;-)|
I have decided what to do with this wooden heart though. This was a lovely gift from one of the ladies at Neal's Yard when I went to the conference a few years back. This was made by someone - somewhere - so I've decided to decorate it for a niece and send it to her as a gift.
so what's left?
Ah yes The Little Book of Sleep and a pin badge for Portishead...