Friend Tania and I planned to go to Jamison Trash and Treasure yesterday morning to find something for the part of my Design class brief which said "Select and evaluate two disparate 3D objects - one natural and one manufactured that have had a life or been functional and have now ceased to function or been discarded".
Except I'd managed to snaffle a dead printer from Craft ACT on Saturday night so the need wasn't quite so pressing. We went anyway, even though there were intermittent showers on the way there.
The showers had obviously kept most of the stall holders (and shoppers) away. Which meant some hard haggling was easy peasy.
The first purchase of the day? These two school cases ($15 for both) to add to the (now much taller) pile of suitcases I keep my wool stash in. Except once I pulled the stickers off them I discovered this on the top:Some googling brought up the fact that the ACT Schools Authority was in existence from 1976 to 1988 so I think I'll be offering them to the ACT Heritage Library before filling them with wool...
And I snapped up this vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster for $30:I did intend to pull it apart for my project. For about one nano second. But it seems a shame to kill it when I've been told it's in working order (although am a little worried about testing this pronouncement out in case I explode into a puff of electrical smoke when I plug it in...)