Monday, April 08, 2013
I picked this huge cooking pot up years ago with the idea to use it for dying textiles. But it turned out to be too big and clumsy for me to handle and it ended up in the backyard. As it was just standing in the way I decided it had to go.
After putting up my free ad I had a first reaction within hours, but he asked me to ship it by mail and I don’t even have a box that big. The next morning there were two more and I had to put the listing on hold. First to come won and I sold my pot within 24 hours after listing it.
Perhaps I should have asked more money, but the main thing is the item has found new use!
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
So finally today sold it for 5 Euros as a DIY makeover project to a young lady. Don’t know if the USSR origins of the toy meant anything to her, but so be it, at least one kid will play with it again.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Ages ago I said I was going to show more of my curb found clothing, but never got around to do so. Maybe because at the time my pictures weren’t great.
Anyway here’s on t-shirt that wasn’t my colour and style but came just too new to cut up for t-yarn. I then tried to sell it but it never went.
So in the end I gave it to my friend who, after having been back home in the US for nine years, returned to Holland. This one must be a favourite for her!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
For the first time in my life I dyed my hair with henna instead of the chemical stuff since I still had these two packs that I dug up in the trash years ago. Just never did it before because I thought it would be too much of a hassle, but that’s not so bad after all.
So I don’t know how old the packs were but the powder doesn’t decay even though the brown was a leftover in an opened sachet (and the auburn was untouched). Tried that brown/chatain first but it turned out too light for my taste. So I had but no choice than to go for flaming red auburn… a colour I’ve never worn before. Scary, but it turned out great and all my friends say so too!
Apart from that natural dye is better for me and the earth anyway, it strengthens my hair and a pack is good for at least three treatments (for my short hair). Way cheaper, so next time I’ll have to buy I’ll go for henna.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Knowing I sell trash, a couple of weeks ago my neighbour Freek came by to bring me these three Roy Liechtenstein poster prints stuck on heavy boards that he had just picked up minutes before. Thought they’d be perfect to try to sell on Marktplaats, my local auction site. It took a little while, then I had two reactions on one day! Closed the deal with the bidder who could come quickest and seemed the most excited about the pictures. She needed them as a present the very next day.
It’s funny you never know who will show up at your door, but at least you’d expect that they come prepared for transporting their purchase. Not this young girl. She had to carry the heavy things in her arms and travel by bus and train with them! As she was a sweet thing I felt a bit guilty after seeing her walking off struggling so I emailed her later on to ask if she had come home safe. Which she did luckily, and I guess she didn’t expect to hear from me, but she did appreciate that very much.
Got the idea because a few weeks before that I sold this one meter high poster frame to an absolute darling of a young lady who came on an old bicycle with a damaged pedal! I was really worried how she was going to pull off riding while holding the thing in one hand, but she assured me she’d be all right. Though the trip wasn’t too long I was very glad half an hour later she texted me all was well. How sweet! She needed to frame a large piece of art from her best friend and was overjoyed to have found something at a fair price.
I love selling trash. It’s more than making a bit of money or even rescuing goods. I make people happy!