#345. Roll tall

roll tall

I sawed off a section of  lining paper and then extended it back…

#333. Cable tied stick

Cable tied

An experiment on the end of my stick…

#323. Ten thin rolling

 

A crowbar rhyme, sorry. A clump of mini gloss rollers…I like the squished shape.

#320. Pinned round

 

Pins in a cork place mat…..more noticeable?

 

#309. Inside cups

Plastic cups inside out inside each other…  a slight improvement on #266

#308. Wrist pins

 

Drawing pins in an elastic band to make dangerous bracelet. Might be better worn inside out….

#307. Pin cup

Drawing pins stuck in a polystyrene cup – heavier and dangerous… decorative storage?

#296. Foil case stack

 

A cheap version of #104 Chutney tower and less impressive…

#295. Cups contained

 

An Ikea box with plastic cups…there is a reason for this…

#294. Plastic bands

 

Elastic bands on a plastic cup…. less disposable now?

#292. Ring of cups

 

A well rounded experiment using 500 plastic cups. Joining them up means you can’t see the cup shape….

#286. Many heads are better…

another lego pen, sorry had to be done if it hasn’t already – I never check these things.

#273. Magnets Nuts

 

6 magnets and 37 nuts but no motorcycle…

#256. Fountins

Been playing with this idea for too long for project Junkstop and now nearly complete… it will join two more sets to complete the sculpture and go outside for the two week New Mills Festival.  It started out as a tree but then I thought of the pun on fountain and I think it’s more fitting. 63 cans in this one.

#248. Unhung

 

A nearly organised (about 40) chains from hanging baskets that I seem to still have…

#239. Poptails

 

Cocktail sticks and a bit of bubble wrap…

#238. The thirty nine keys

 

Had these lovely donated keys for awhile and thought i’d make them look lovelier together…

#231. Nail funnel

 

Made something else that was tame then I thought I want to be more surreal and then this is all I could think of….

#230. Beer sticks

This is a relation to #154. beer bottlecocktail sticks

#222. Vinegar cocktail

 

Salt connected to vinegar with cocktail sticks….

#214. Can stand

My cut tin cans stacked up – architectural? A new olympic venue for bungee jumping?

#212. Wire ball

 

Some of my old wire cables wound together… it might grow.

#204. Uncurtain

An homage to #75 this time curtain hooks on an elastic band and not as good…

#200. Lids round

 

11 tin can lids connected in the round…. I love circles me…I like how this falls flat.

#199. Yogurt hamster wheel

I have come full circle… recycling my own ideas now!

#189. Pebble case

My brown pebbles in a cassette case of course….. The stones?

#188. Medicine straw

Medicine spoons drilled and now on a drinking straw… spoons donated…Thankyou. straws

#187. Match strainer

I’m sorry they did fit quite nicely in this plug strainer…

#186. Lego pens

I raided my sons lego box for this…and drilled them! kinda functional for a change.

#185. Yogurt donut

#184. Staple team…

Staples pushed onto a lollipop stick… just keeps it off the surface. I try and raise the status of ordinary objects and this has just, been raised…

#176. Match stock

I had dismissed this experiment a few weeks ago… but in desperation I made another version… I think the title just saves this one…

#167. Tagged together

Plant tags bolted together then spiralled….

#165. Pencil clip

Pencils clipped together, needs a big rubber…

#164. Pine clips

?… Paper clip pine cone – pine extensions?

#162. Pen topped

Pen tops balanced on a tin can…must try harder.

#155. Jubilee clips

Jubilee clips and clips…. One for each ten years I guess.

#154. Cake match…

Matches lent in the creases of cake case… Would these sell like hot cakes?

#150. Yogurt stat wheel

 

150 and it’s a mash up with #113 yogurt wheel with #111 Yogurt stats.

#149. Peg bone

Elastic bands cut and fitted into a peg …. looks a bit bone like…11 is starting to be my favourite number

#140. Sucks

Straws placed on top of #59 Fire ball.

#122. Hook store.

A third of the year and this is the best I can do, I may as well…store my collection of coat hanging bits in a scrubbing brush. hangers

#120. Cotton brush

Not brushes again! Bit of  a lazy late one…because I’ve exchanged a lot of bristles over the years this time on a scrubbing brush.

#119. Wave bands

2 for 1 – Elastic bands and cocktail sticks….

#118. Transformer.

Had fun with 25 multi sockets as they were on offer at local supermarket at 25 pence each… Impressed my son with this one when I lit it up . This one looks a lot better in real life.

#114. Tin can meet.

I’m weirdly quite proud of this one, despite being made with Sellotape… Round becomes flat becomes round…

#111. Yogurt stats

This combines my two recent passions yogurt pots and my site stats…sad I know.

#104. Chutney tower.

Not very everyday in my house, but couldn’t resist buying these chutney pots – 8 for a pound…. drilled and botled together….Similar to Brancusi’s ?

#102. Match dice

I don’t really know why I did this… but it fits with my favourite theme of making objects not work anymore.

#99. Card cheat

So I picked up a box of paper clips and a pack of playing cards and started to play… Ideally I wanted them to be all connected together but I started this too late, so they are stood up.

#87. Fire ball starter

Kindle in a dog ball….three different pics of it.

#83. Dust ball

A duster in a dog ball toy… a baby toy? or just throw it round the room while cleaning.

 

#82. Cocktail grater

I have been wanting to find something to use in a grater for awhile and then along came (well bought) cocktail sticks. I then realised that they have a connection with cheese…. you might think of a better name for this one.

#76. Handle sphere

 

#75. Wrist clips

One of those I’ve started so ‘ll finish things…my second piece of jewellery, the another one is #19.

#73. Plug stack

So I was messing about with plugs, trying desperately to put them together with something and make them special. I was getting no where, so I decided to keep it simple. Having them in pairs kind of makes this nearly work…electricplug

#72. Soap roller

A washing up roller made using 18 sponge scourers and elastic bands.

#68 High five can

Five tin cans squashed to make height of normal can…

#67 Painted nail brush

I liked the circle stickers on these nails then found a way of displaying them…on a scrubbing brush.

#66. Hooked.

Stripped bungee cord plus added hooks… It give birth.

#60. Strike six

Six matchboxes and one match…

#59. Fire ball

Matches in a tumble drying ball… Took too long, had to sand each point then drill before inserting 2 boxes of matches.

#56. Muller light

Used left overs from days 54 and 52… matches and bristles…it leaves a burning sensation.

#54. Nail brush

 

I thank you… i’m here all week… I started to use matches at first then thought ‘what are you doing? you should be using nails!’

#53. Peg bites

Making circles with things again… had to keep pegs open with something, so….

#50. Nine handles..

Made a handle from a toothbrush but I thought it needed more…

#47. Brush match

I’ve been playing with fire….video

#44. plaque plaque

 

Maybe this could be a bathroom mirror?

#43. Penned in.

15 pens and a balloon… fun to draw with.

#42. Just the tip…

#38. Muller Blumen

I played too long with these yogurt pots…looks better if you blur your eyes..

#33. Milk Handles

Plastic milk bottles have hardly any redeeming features to exploit….here are just the handles…

 

 

#28. Screwball

Another one of those – i’ve started so i’ll finish ideas….I fall back too easily in repeating ideas. Toilet float with screws…

#23. Safety pencils

Only use if you like the smell of burning rubber….lovely old matchbox.

#21. The pencil of pencils

used 12 pencil rubber holders to make a new pretty but useless pencil.

#16. Rose fingers..

Another late panic…freaky fingers cut from rubbergloves

#14. Dusters and Roses…

Drilled Roses tin and inserted 14 dusters for some reason….it was late.

#12. Fizzy can cut

Surprisingly the first time I have cut a drinks can…might have legs.. drinkscan

#10. Screw salad

A salad spinner basket thingy…One screw was applied I did the done thing and continued until I ran out of screws…

#9. Inside-out crisp packets

I knew these had potential when I turned them inside out, about a week later I stapled them together and then inflated.

#7. Milk mop tops

Mop with milk bottle tops knotted on…one for the kids…musical?

#6. Yogurt pots vase

Yogurt pots with holes in base except the bottom one…water adds stability.

#2. Forty four yogurt pots

yogurt pots and sellotape

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