Thursday, June 3, 2010


So glad to see all the comments on last week's post! I went over to the Flickr page but didn't add anything to it. Not yet, I'm just too busy to do anything artsy-crafty right now. Although I do need to finish a sweet charm bracelet I'm working on for my niece who graduates on the 12th.

My hugest or largest hoard is...

Bottle caps. Why, you say? When we moved here to our mfd. home in an adult park, I asked DH if I could decorate the side of the little building out back. That little building was like a blank canvas to me. At first I thought I would decorate it with vintage yard and/or garden tools. So I thought about that for awhile and awhile longer and then some more... I guess I didn't really want to do that or I would have started that project. 

Then one day I got the bright idea to decorate it with a mural...made of bottle caps. Pop bottle caps, milk jug caps, water bottle caps, etc. These are not normally recycled and I thought it would be a great "green" project as well. So I saved and saved and saved and all of my sisters, children, grandchildren and friends saved and saved and saved. I even told them I'd pay 1 penny per bottle cap so I could make it fun for the kids.

Now I have so many bottle caps that I can't possibly count all of them! My dilemma: we are moving away from our little mfd. home in the park! And I have all of those bottle caps, still. I haven't done my project yet. And now I won't do it here, but I still want to do some sort of a mural or design with it at some point in time, somewhere!

What is your largest stash? Make a comment to let us know! Is it unusual? Why did you start saving that particular item? How many do you have?


  1. of course my fabric is my largest hoard. I started out my biz making tee shirts and sweatshirts and bought fabric here and there - had to have a special cabinet built to hold it all!

    Of course, my yarn is creeping up to be in competition :D

  2. :D A woman after my own heart! I've been collecting beer bottle caps for a couple of years. What am I going to do with them? Who knows? I was thinking about a mural behind a yet-to-be constructed bar area in our house. Lordy knows if it ever DOES get constructed I'll have all the bottle caps I need for a cool mural. glug, glug...slurp, slurp. ;)

    Happy Friday!

  3. Fabric and Paper and Yarn, OH MY!!!

    I think for my biggest, there is really a tie by fabric and yarn, with paper and cardboard (for journals and notebooks and cards) running a very close second. I am actually in the process of whittling away my hoard because I am never going to be able to use it all anyway. BIG yard sale on the horizon, and then some local donations will occur.

  4. Beads and jewelry findings are my biggest hoard! I have so much I can't list it fast enough. I could list for two straight days, taking pics and listing and I still wouldn't get it all listed. I need to quit buying so many!
    My newest obsession is making molds for my guest soap and wax malts...even opened a new shop last night to get those into one area! Waiting for my new banner and avatar and then I'll be up and ready to list!