my love has come along.” Well, one of them. I do love organizing products:
That handbag file will store my Miche Bag covers. Miche sells an organizer, but they cost about three times what this one did. The flip flop file is for my growing crazy quilt stash. They are both from Amazon.
I ordered the watertight storage boxes straight from the manufacturer, IRIS-a USA company!
They were having a sale, and even with shipping, I could get them several dollars cheaper than I could order them elsewhere online or pick them up at the Container Store. I bought a set of six. They’ll go in the sewing room closet and store fabric yardage and kits.
And here’s a tip: If you need to move a very heavy box on hardwood floors, flip a throw rug upside down. Walk the box onto the rug and slide it wherever it needs to go!
I have made a resolution! From now on, mornings are mine! As it is now, I get up in the morning thinking about what chores I need to get done, and what craft project I might work on when I’m finished.
Well, what happens is, I drag myself out of bed, piddle around at what ever needs to be done, and then don’t feel like doing anything else but surfing the net, watching TV, and pinning photos on Pinterest.
Starting Monday, (church homecoming with Mama tomorrow,) mornings are going to be mine to craft, read, or do whatever I want. Maybe then, I’ll be motivated to go to bed earlier, rise earlier and have a more positive attitude about the day.
At noon, it’s time for lunch and then chores, unless of course, I’m babysitting my grandson!
(Thank you, Beatrix Potter, for the illustrations!)
I’ve not been very crafty lately. The week before her 80th birthday, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. For the last 7 weeks, she and I have been traveling to Boone, NC, for her radiation treatments. On weekends, I’ve traveled to Charlotte, to help my daughter with my grandson. I did cut out some foundations for Bible covers one afternoon, but I’ve not lifted a needle. I have pinned many crafty things on Pinterest and watched some quilting videos, but that’s about it. Mama’s last treatment was yesterday, and she’s doing very well, so I spent the day, today, working on the master bedroom closet.
My recently purchased craft desk came with wire baskets for drawers. The openings were larger than I like, so I’ve been replacing them with mesh baskets. The wire baskets fit and coordinate well with the wire shelving in the closet, so I’ve been using them to replace the old paper boxes I use to house out of season clothes. I’d love to install a custom closet system, but this will do just fine for now.
Next trip to Charlotte, I’m picking up more wire baskets at the Container Store.
I got to the Container Store last week, and the undershelf baskets I bought there fit great. The one in this photo holds a box that once held nailpolish and manicure tools. It now holds beading needles.
The pink box holds beads and jewelry components. I hope to move them to clear containers where I can see them eventually.
The small white shelves were brown when I found them at an antique shop years ago. I bet I had them 5 years before I painted them white and mounted them on the wall. I got them after reading a tip about scouring antique and thrift shops for items that could be repurposed for craft storage. Because of the proximity of the stereo, I had used them to store cassette tapes. I found a better box for the tapes this week, and I hope to fill this one like it’s partner:
I assembled the double storage cube from Foremost, turned it on end and added it to a row of others. The brown cases on the bottom hold cross-stitch and crazy quilting supplies. The brown one on the right also held cassettes till I took the divider out of the bottom and lined it with felt. The pink cases on top hold
thread, seed beads and jewelry tools. I love that I can pick them up and head to the couch downstairs or out to the porch or anywhere I want!
The little picture rail shelf below is from Ikea. I like it better than the ones from Michaels because it’s more substantial, and it attached to the wall more securely. It was only $9.99, but doesn’t come with hardware. I found 2 screws and an anchor all by myself. I used my studfinder (what a great tool!) and put one of the screws in a stud and used the anchor to secure the other end in the drywall. I’m getting pretty proficient with the drill, too! I plan on buying some more of these “Ribba” shelves, but of course, they’re not available online. That means a trip out to Ikea (storage Disneyland) in Charlotte some time!
I’m not a very “pink” girl, but I’ve repurposed alot of furniture from my daughter’s old room. This pretty music box is hers:
I got my storage cubes for the attic craft space assembled. Two of them are these open cubes I turned on end and left the backing off. That way they “frame” my speakers and I don’t have to cut holes for the wires. They are by Foremost and I ordered them from Staples. I like this brand because they are light enough in the carton for me to carry them upstairs, they are easy to assemble, and the particleboard is soft enough to drive a screw in with a normal screwdriver if the drill battery is dead. The drill sure speeds things up, though.
Unless I’ve mismeasured, the Container Store has shelf baskets that should fit nicely above the speakers. I hope I can get by there this week!