I saw these as the originator meant them.......as carrots. But my family insists that because of the chenille bumps they are orange corn. Go figure.
When I go thrifting, to the junk store alone...I find all kinds of possible repurposing items. When I go with Shelley I find lots of practical things. When I go with Joe......well, we don't. Being the oldest of eight kids, he has never wanted to partake of the wonders of Le Gudwil, flea markets, or yard sales. He had older cousins who did hand me downs and he always hated wearing someone else's firsts. So I have been on the down low of my "do over" loves for most of our married life. I never get him anything at the second hand store.
Anway back to the subject of the post. I see things differently and accept that most things have another chance at life of some sort. I even do a little game of my own, just speculating what something could be used for instead of what it's original purpose is. This imagining has brought home many a project that has proved to be interesting and fun. Some were even impossible but many have gone on to be not only useful but profitable as well. I've learned how to use lots of tools, techniques and tenacity when working with "the leftovers of life". Expecting the unexpected is the arting of choice here at Casa de Cuckoo.
I haven't listed any of my repurpose items in my Ebay, Etsy or facebook pages. Mostly because they are usually spoken for by my friends, customers, friends of friends before I get them pictured or listed, but the "cuties" are starting to stack up and so I will add them to my OmaLinda's Practically Magickal on Etsy (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the next few weeks.