Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Saturday, 27 December 2014

10 Uses for Orange Peel and Rope....1955 Gadgets Annual

A Xmas prsent from Michael...I already have this book without a cover, so have picked out another couple of gems...use for orange peel and for rope.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

101 uses for a net curtain (and a collection of shop dummies)

On the theme of seen at Tatton Park Farm today..

Net curtain just pinned up to create angels wings.

Friday, 28 November 2014

101 uses for a candle wick

Neat bit of packaging/labelling from the Cancer Research shop...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

101 uses for a bucket

As seen on the news yesterday 1st November. Sir Robin Knox-johnston hits the seas again in his one man yatch...and the toilet facilities on this very expensive yatch are a bucket swinging from a rope!

Friday, 24 October 2014

101 uses for tables and chairs

The chair is often  used in films to secure a door or make a barricade, last week the Canadian Parliament needed to secure the room for real from a gunman , by piling up their tables and chairs. Although this does make me feel they weren't really prepared to secure a door.?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

101 Uses for train poles

This design..if it was meant to be used like this, is rather an odd idea..I fear it was just chance that it makes a good bike rack, although it means no one can get on or off.
As seen on the Hartford to Stafford train, heading for Brighton.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

101 uses for a hammer

If you don't have a putter and you want to test out your crazy golf course..use a hammer.

101 uses for a brick

Only Boris could use a house brick as a prop for a speech.

101 uses for an umbrella

Protests in HongKong by  students has been called the "umbrella revolution" as they have used umbrellas to help protect themselves against tear gas.

101 uses for a phone

Emerald cleverly used the light of her phone to help her draw the objects in the box at the museum.

101 uses for an escalator

 I didn't mamange to get a photo of it happening..but the cleaning lady followed me up on the escalator, mopping the sides by just standing still and letting the escalator do all the work. I said that is a good idea to her and she replied.
"this is the highlight of my day"
I must admit..I did want to try it...

101 uses for Tyres

Reconstruction of an art installation by Alan the Hepworth in Wakefield.(Archie trying outa few ideas.)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

101 Uses for some glassware

Done beautiful simple ideas to catch a mouse on this web site.

Friday, 5 September 2014

101 Uses for a Stuffed Monkey

As seen in a charity shop in Northwich, it has been there a while, but these are the most pens I have ever seen in it.

The teddy in the red jumper is looking a little worried!

101 Uses for a paperback book

Charity shops can often get very creative at finding things to jam the door open with.

Friday, 22 August 2014

101 Uses for an egg whisk

The egg beater is for stirring up the electrons.

101 Uses for a carpet beater

A wonderful exhibition at the Gas Hall in Birmingham of the work of Roland Emett. He did a lot of re-using old household objects...I have just picked out a couple.

Friday, 1 August 2014

101 uses for a 4 litre milk container

Archie is back from his residency in Cawdor..he made a set of humane mouse traps from Milk containers..all worked but the mice chewed their way out before he found them.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

101 uses for a Ferris Wheel

This was my favourite "garden" at Tatton RHS flower show this beautiful. Alternative carriages of people and flower displays...inspired.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

101 uses for a Breezeblock

The free breezeblocks came in very handy at Tatton for propping up posts and marking out invisible marquees...
marking the invisible marquee

Used as a prop

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

101 uses for a spoon and marmite lid

Very inventive cyclist who had lost his hands and feet to frost bite, adapted his bike with a cut off serving spoon to rest his arm and two marmite lids on the pedals with magnetic clips.
From the Metro newspaper on Monday 9th June 2014.

101 uses for a flower pot

Anonymous of Alsager used flower pots to create garden lights (tealight holders).

Sunday, 25 May 2014

101 uses for a playpen and more....

A few ideas in a 1950s book I found today on the boot sale in white Gate called..
"300 Practical Home Hints."
 Lots of ideas for recycling..the cotten reel door stop and cotten reel tool hanger are rather elegant.
Playpen into a clothes dryer

Cotten reel tool hanger and glass alarm silencer.

With Thanks to Ruth Drew.