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A Comrade in Clutter

October 13th, 2009

While I’ve been slacking off,  someone else is picking up the ball and taking Cluttercast to a whole new level.

I first  “met” Kim on Twitter, then  for real at BlogHer…and now this makes her the all-time Guest Cluttercaster.

You MUST see what she’s doing on her blog,: where she calls her version of cluttercast:  “The Great Free Crap Giveaway.” Don’t miss it!!

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Yarn Encore!

July 13th, 2009

A few weeks ago my friend Lynne passed through town on a visit, and brought along a big bag of yarn for me to post on Cluttercast.  As the first guest cluttercaster, Lynne’s yarn was a big hit with the winners—a group of women who knit blankets for wounded soldiers.

So how’s this for an encore?  Out of the blue, yesterday a box arrives at our house.  Inside is even MORE yarn than Lynne gave away last time—more skeins and balls than I could even count—gorgeous yarns worth hundreds of dollars.   What’s pictured here is just a tiny sample of the first batch. 

If you like to knit,  you just hit the jackpot.  Because the box full of yarn is almost—but not quite—as big as Lynne’s heart.  Thank you!!!

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(first batch: various colors, acrylic and wool, more will be offered in future posts)

HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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Travel treats: A girly goodbye gift

June 14th, 2009

This is a cluttercast courtesy of my daughter Alli.    Her husband was recently redeployed to Iraq, and she moved back to California.   Before she left,  she was given this set called “Travel treats”:  6 lotions and shower gels –all smelling like butter cream and frosting and burnt sugar—the kind of treats girls love. 

Alli  didn’t think she would use this— and she hadn’t even unpacked before offering it to cluttercast.   I’m not sure if this comes from her natural tendency—or as a reaction to growing up with me.   Instead of holding onto things for years like I do,  Alli has no problems letting go.

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If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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Hate Junk mail? A new way to look at it

April 24th, 2009

 My friend Jane and I were at a sidewalk art show when we came across a booth that was filled with pots and bowls in all shapes and sizes, everything made of a material that looked like some kind of colorful stone.  Then the woman told us what we were looking at. 

Junk mail.  This woman came up with a  process where she boils and shapes junk mail into items that are each completely unique and useful.  PLus surprisingly attractive and surprisingly lightweight. 

Jane loves anything that has even a touch of purple— and she loves plants.  But when she brought the planter home, she realized she has no place to put it.  So she offered it to me. 

I love things made of recycled goods.  But I have a notorious black thumb—and Jane has seen the evidence.  So she suggested I cluttercast it.   And I thought today is the perfect time—- closing a week  focused on saving the earth. 

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(planter made by “Boiled Junk Mail Into Beauty”, 8 1/2 inches high, 7 inches across)

If you would like this item,  please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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Celebrating Earth Day

April 20th, 2009

GUEST POST by Marsha Collier, Ebay guru– author of 15 “For Dummies” Books about Ebay

With Earth Day approaching , I decided that this year I wouldn’t be left out.  Since I was at the very first Earth Day in Central Park, the day meant a lot to me (from what I can remember, since I was obviously so very young).).  I went to look for my commemorative T-shirt for the day, and couldn’t find it. (It had obviously dissolved– as  real antique T-shirts do).

But I did find a mint condition – never worn– 20th anniversary pink Earth Day T-shirt!  What a treasure! My daughter and I bought it in Washington DC during a trip in 1990. I folded it up and put it away.

Since all I want is my old, old t-shirt, this new (19 year old) pretender will never do. Darryle, I hope one of your green, earth friendly readers will see the value in this shirt.

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(T-shirt, size Large)

Note:  Marsha and I went to high school together.  So I’m a little confused, Marsha, to hear you attended the first Earth Day.  1970?  How is that possible?    By my calculations, that would make both of us much older than we look or feel.  So if you really were at that first Earth Day event in Central Park, you must have been watching from your stroller.  LOL   And thank you for this “vintage” collector’s item!

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY:   Please comment and tell one thing YOU do, or something you plan to do,  to help save our earth. 

 If you would like this item,  please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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