As an elementary school teacher, I was always collecting what appeared at first glance, some useless items....egg cartons (of course), Crystal Light plastic containers, swizzle sticks and chop sticks and so much more.
If old clothes were clean and in good shape, they were donated. If not, they were saved for the fabric and certainly the buttons.
In my quest to use what I have, I am beginning to make a dent in the stash pile...yippee!The boys want hats with beards attached and I have ALL the yarn I need here in the house...yay!
This snow man is on fabric that was a shirt and the eyes are broken straight pins! The buttons are vintage.
This magnetic pin holder was made with an advertising magnet and again, a piece of discarded farbric from a shirt.
And lastly, of the recent projects, a felted cuff from a hot washed wool sweater...not planned!
So in the long run I am pleased with all the stuffing and stashing and storing of stuff and am happy they now have new lives! Now what can I make with that.......?!