I usually choose things that I really am drawn to, without any preconceived ideas. It may take a day or a year to do something with them, but I've learned not to rush things. Take this little doll's dress: old, shabby, torn, it said "take me home." About a year later, it's found a home of its own. If you don't know what to do with something, anything in life really, don't push it. No sense pushing against the river. Let it come to you. It usually will.
[This collage/assemblage is available in my Etsy shop]