Reusing and Recycling and Crafting

Blogged under My Crafty News,Yada, Yada, Yada by Tammy on Monday 13 June 2011 at 4:53 pm

While I’m away from school, I’ve been doing some major spring cleaning around here. I’m going through the guest room, which eventually ends up the “stick it in there” room. I’m going through closets, drawers, whatever needs to be culled is getting the heave-ho.

In the past, I’ve donated items like these to Amvets, but they no longer come by my house to pick up. There is a Goodwill drop off that isn’t too far away, and that’s another good place to donate. However, there is a local recycle/reuse center that I’ve not only managed to donate items to but pick up a few free craft items as well. The last time I went, I got some crochet hooks, knitting needles, and crochet thread.

This time, I brought in six boxes of various items (clothes, dishes, a scanner, and what-nots) and left with a few skeins of vintage yarn and some sewing thread. Seriously, this yarn looks like it’s from the 1970s! It is perfect to add to the craft club’s yarn stash.

While I was there, people were already rummaging through my boxes of stuff, so hopefully, they found something they liked too. That’s what I really like about the reuse center. I get a little something and give a little something.


  1. Comment by Robin Atkins — June 15, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Yes, it’s very rewarding to give big bags of stuff to our local thrift store and come home with a small, innexpensive treasures, like vintage 1/4″ rick-rack (last trip)!

    I’ve been asked about authoring a Complete Photo Guide by Creative Publishing. Are you willing to share with me (privately, of course) your experience with them?


  2. Comment by Tammy — June 15, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    Hi Robin,
    Feel free to email me (tammypowley @

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