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Updated: Jan 30, 2021

I love remnants and snippets, found objects and things that fall by the wayside. And I think it's really fun to put them together and see what happens, so I collect these loose ends in boxes and jars that I label "snibblets." This brings up 3 things:

  1. A quick google search for the word snibblets reveals what pot smokers may already know - it's a word in the urban dictionary that describes the tiny pieces of weed left over from rolling a joint. Pot-smoking is not my milieu, so I was unaware of this definition and, in fact, believed that I had invented this word snibblets. (Similarly, in 4th grade I'm pretty sure I invented the phrase "ugly as sin," but I can't prove it and my husband contests my claim.) The point being, this post is not a reference to pot detritus, but to craft remnants and found objects.

  2. Making something like the above triggers all of my practical objections to useless things. What do you do with a piece of paper with fabric attached to it? What's the point? I don't know. So I lean heavily on Oscar Wilde's quote, "The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely."

  3. I saw a snippet (!) of an awesome interview of Michael Meade by Russel Brand. In it, Michael Meade says, "The word 'end' doesn't mean 'finito, good-bye, all over.' The word 'end' is like 'loose end' and it means the remnant and from the loose end... the world starts again." ♥

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