I looked at the nest and stopped short -- I've been exhibiting crafting magpie behavior for years. I collect, stash and store. I sift through piles of sales items and buy random objects. My family hears me mutter "there's a craft project in there somewhere" as I intercept items from the trash pile. Pandora's box is a an amateur collection compared to my craft cabinets. Shiny, colorful, worn, full of potential -- I've got it all.
At last I have the luxury of creating with these treasures I've been storing. I don't always know exactly what the end product will be each day. It's a constant journey and surprise. It's a pleasure and a revelation. A crafting magpie am I!
PS: Recent scientific research shows that magpies really don't like shiny objects. But really -- I'm not telling you that. Why ruin such a longstanding folklore belief? Besides, look above -- I think I found a magpie nest!