Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WOYWW 216: the one where she's been dumpster diving

WOYWWendy is so glad you stopped by.  She wants to join Julia at Stamping Ground to show off what I found in my neighbor's dumpster.  I think it will make a super stencil for my hand made color mists. 

As an aside, did anyone notice I didn't leave a link for our beloved WOYWW queen Julia last week?  I left a link to Jan's blog, but not Julia's.  Hope I made up for it this week (grin).

Of course, Wendy also wanted you to see one of my rocking horses I framed.  It's actually a Christmas rocking horse, but it sits in my office, so she doesn't get to see it very often.

I nearly forgot.
Some Many of you asked to see the book I made and covered up on my table last week.  You can read the entire post here and see the entire book, including scans, which are far better than the photo. 

Usual caveat applies.  Please leave your number when visiting from Julia's and getting your number from Julia.  Hope I made up for my Julia faux pax this week and Julia forgives me.  Click on any Julia, Julia, or Julia to learn more about this addictive obsession.

40 thoughtful remarks:

Spyder said...

ohoho I've just remembered I stopped for tea and then forgot to call in!
The last thing I took out of a dumpster was an old garden gate/door it acted as a pretend door in my fence, just repainted it so now it looks nice and new again! This time it has a new handle...the door that goes nowhere! Have a great craft week!
Happy WOYWW!?
((Lyn)) #36

akilli melek said...

oh discarded treasure....love it!
hope you have a good wednesday. caroline #41 (akilli melek)

Judy McCarthy said...

I just love to find uses for discarded and unloved onbects too.Well done.
Judy #26

Kimberly Hogan said...

I just brought a haul home from my hubby's workshop a few weeks ago. If I did Steampunk, I'd have been in heaven with the boxes of gears, nuts, and bolts he had. So I have a surprise in my blog post for you this week. I hope you enjoy it!! :D I'm going to check out your link for the book you made. Have a great week. (((HUGS)))
Kim
WOYWW #41

Krisha said...

Very interesting Elizabeth, do you know what it is?
Thanks for T this morning, have a great week.
Krisha #22

Kimberly Hogan said...

Just an FYI, my name was knocked down the list from 41 to 44. (This is the 2nd time this has happened to me)
Kim
WOYWW #44

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the neighborhood you created on the cover of your book. The various patterns and colors make it very interesting. Blessings!

Patsy Paterno said...

I doubt if I'd ever get as fascinating junk as that if I turned over Peggy's trash- she always keeps anything remotely "useful"!! Patsy #55 (Hope you won't have trouble with my blog this time!!! Have no idea why!)

Helen said...

Hope you find something useful to do with your dumpster haul! Have a great week. Helen 7

Jackie said...

I think your right your dumpster deal will work as a stencil to use with mists ... Look forward to seeing how it comes out ...., how is blue Beard Managing in this hot weather I hope you have not had lots of thunder and lightning to scare him
Jackie 72

Bridget Larsen said...

Didnt even know Jan had a blog lol, your craft desk looks like a real artists with paint everywhere
Bridget #24

Francesca said...

It amazing what you can find, many years ago DH managed to build a shed from items he found in skips ie one man's rubbish is .... Have a good week Francesca #34

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well done on your dumpster find! I love finding useful free stuff. Guess what I found among my old bits and pieces last week? A little girl on a wooden rocking horse toy I found in a shop about thirty years ago!!! I plan to paint her and put her on my blog sometime soon so look out for her! Julie Ann #17 x

Silvia said...

Ah gotta love junk:)
I'm sitting out Wednesday until the weather turns and I forgot about T Tuesday as it is still a new concept to me.
Have a happy week

House of Bears said...

We don't think you mentioned Julia enough. ;)

Love your junk find, what a great stencil it'll make

The bears @#90 this week

Mrs.D said...

That piece of metal will make a wonderful mask, I can't wait to see what you do with it.
I am a great believer in scrounging out of skips, (that's what we call them) but haven't found anything like this lovely thing you have found. My finds tend to be larger and more mundane, A garden table that needed minor repair, timber for fire wood and my daughter extracted an antique door that someone was sending to the tip.
HAve fun 'dumpster diving' but make sure you don't get stuck.
Chris #86

Julia Dunnit said...

he he, I have this picture of your little legs sticking out of the top of the dumpster..were you wearing stripey tights to complete my lunatic picture?!!
Great find..but what was it originally...looks like they took apart a spaceship!

voodoo vixen said...

Other's junk is always so much more interesting than your own and this is a gem, will make a brilliant stencil so it will be fun if we can identify it when you get round to using it!!

Ria Gall said...

they always say that someone's rubbish is someone else's treasure and you have proved it. I do think that would be great to spritz through so can't wait to see what you do with it
Sending a hug for WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #44

see you there! said...

I'm sure you will create something very interesting with your new metal stencil. Junk is good!

Darla

ike said...

Hee hee - treasure trove... AWESOME !!!!
You did make me laugh with mentioning Julia a squillion times.... hahaha LoL

Happy WOYWW

IKE in Greece xx #13

BJ said...

Adorable SOC book - hope you got the link to the rocking horse I posted yesterday. BJ#73

fairy thoughts said...

Snigger I think JULIA might get the message. Made me laugh anyway. Thanks for the new phrase.... Dumpster diving .... Love it!
Janet @25

Lynda Norton said...

Interesting finds there, great book you made there too.

sure Julia will forgive you now you made up for it.

Lynda #1

Annie said...

I love to hear of dumpster finds finding a new home. Great idea.
Hugs,
A x # 8

Gita said...

Hey, someone else's junk is another's treasure right? Hope you put it to good use...I'm sure Julia will forgive. :-) Brigita #95

BJ said...

Filmstrip washi tape from CraftsULove
http://www.craftsulove.co.uk/adhesives.htm
BJ

confessionsofaninkoholic said...

What a fabulous idea to use that as a stencil - I must be more imaginative!!

Dawn #74

Angela Coles said...

the book looks lovely and I hope you have fun with your "new stencil", that's a great find.

blessings to you from Angela at #99

Monica said...

Looks a very different book than your usual. Have fun and carry on creating.
Monica 26

Regina Hamilton said...

I'm really liking your book cover. Happy crafting #11

trisha too said...

So where exactly can I find this elusive Julia???

;)

(Please don't sic Bleubeard on me!)

Happy WOYWW to you!

:)trisha
#63 this week

~*~Patty S said...

No wonder we get along so well you dumpster diver you ;)
oxo

Nan G said...

That is a pretty cool shape. Would make a neat clock too...if you ever get rid of it too it this way. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #50 maybe 49 now

Danie May said...

Your dumpster find will definitely make an interesting stencil, can't wait to see you put it to use. Loving the look of your Book of Color Too. Will have to pop over and take a closer peak. Happy WOYWW! Danie #72

peggy apl said...

that is a great find, Elizabeth! i would pick it up as well! i so enjoyed your post and i'm sure JULIA JULIA JULIA did too!

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Elizabeth
Just popping in for WOYWW. Too right that was a great find...love the shape. Love the book cover and card as well
hugs
Annette In ox #60

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Maudieroff Roffey said...

I - like Julia amd having PC issues - hope its all sorted before next week !! Thanks for popping by - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #4

Sandee Setliff said...

I think you should have linked Julia's name up a few more times, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥