Sunday, September 28, 2008

Trash Collections

Many people have collections; so in this, I am not unusual. I, however, have collections of... trash. I've always been drawn to items which serve the same essential function, but have infinite variety. For example, I collected different tea bag packages for over a year to create a collage for my kitchen.

Also, I've trained Jason to always put his beer bottle caps in an empty pickle jar on the counter top. Over the past year and a half, I've accumulated almost an entire plastic freezer bag full of bottle caps. I didn't have any plans for them, until the other day when I had the brilliant idea of hot-gluing them onto a framed bulletin board.

I love getting postcards in the mail (yet another collection - I have every postcard ever sent to me. Ever. Plus a lot that I bought myself.) But, they usually sit in a basket until I put them away in a box. I've been wanting a way to display them, so my beer-cap bulletin board has been officially been dubbed "The Postcard Art Gallery." Perhaps later in the year it will become "The Christmas Card Gallery."

In my craft room, I also have boxes of keys, maps, slides, and corks. I don't know what I will use them all for; I'm just waiting for inspiration.

I also started quilting my t-shirt quilt this weekend. I mostly hate quilting, because you have to drag a whole hot, heavy quilt through the sewing machine, constantly rearranging. Now that I can see the end, however, I hope to have it finished within the next few weeks. Only 14 more squares to quilt! Oh yeah, and the binding too.


muchadored said...

I love the "trash" art, Sarah! The tea bag collage is such a fun idea. I might end up copying you! I've been saving my wine corks for almost a year now, and I'm hoping to get enough to fill a frame to make a trivet.

The t-shirt quilt is so cute. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Heather J. said...

Oh I love the tea label one! Go figure. LOL

:)SmileCreator said...

Hey Sarah. I love how creative you are with your "trash"! I will probably be stealing your "bottle cap" idea. I want to put a bulletin board in my kitchen -- beer caps would make it so much fun! :)

David said...

i was looking for my friend sara ranger and found your delightful blog instead! strange how the two of you share much more than just your names.

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