Friday, July 11, 2008

Selling Trash

I love sending my trash all over the world. Preferably I just give it away and I use curb found items as (second) prizes in my contests.
But recently I sold my first real trash item through Etsy. I forgot where and how I found this cute knitting spool, but probably in a bag of toys. I still have my own old knitting spool and I couldn't use it as a prize because it had to ship as a parcel. That's a bit too expensive for a giveaway.
I was anxiously waiting for the buyer to send feedback for a couple of weeks, but she just did yesterday, so I'm quite happy about that now. Unfortunately I made a mistake with the shipping rate and undercharged, so I practically didn't make any money with the sale but that doesn't matter. I'm just glad someone across the world is now happily spool knitting on a tool that I rescued.

And this is Cat's prize! The winner of my last contest has good taste and chose an item that I made from a real landfill rescue, while most of the yarn of my crocheted work in my shop at the moment is still from my thrifted and vintage stock.

Recently I found several pairs of pretty brand shoes that are not my size. One pair never used, the others in very good condition. As I've seen others selling second hand shoes on Etsy, I think I'm going to give that a try real soon.
These are Sacha sandals.
Original Bally's fabric covered pumps with a genuine leather sole.


cats-rockin-crochet said...

Nice finds there Astrid, I copied the picture of your/my coasters and put it on my blog, I hope you don't mind.

Le-Chat said...

No problem at all, Cat. I appreciate the free publicity!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Worth a look. Greta idea's here.

SteamboatEcobroker said...

I'm amazed at the things people throw away these days when there are so many convenient place to recycled them.