Sunday, November 20, 2011
I love to use unconventional containers to organize all the little bits of stuff I have in my work space. Anything that makes me smile or holds personal meaning (and holds my stuff!) is sure to be a winner. I use this little piece of Cottage Ware to hold paper clips.
This little wicker baby buggy that I found at a gift basket supply store is great for spools of thread.
And my most recent find... an old Fisher Price farm silo. It is perfect for holding all the sharp things (scissors, rotary cutter, etc.) that need to stay out of reach and safely hidden away. What is your favorite organizational piece in your work space?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
"It's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Thursday, November 10, 2011
One of my favorite crafters, Betz White, even designed a chevron pattern for Kleenex last year. Betz knit the sample for this box and then Kleenex photographed her work, manipulated it and turned it into the final product.
I'm sure much of the Missoni line was created using computers and design programs. But, before the days of computers, chevron patterns were most likely seen in knitting, crochet and home sewing projects. A true display of the time, talent and love that women put into their creations. I am lucky enough to have a vintage chevron apron of my own.
I am in awe of the detail work that went into meticulously cutting and piecing the original striped fabric to create the classic V and inverted V's of the chevron design. The woman that made this vintage gem cut, pieced and sewed together 12 individual strips to create her masterpiece.
Monday, November 7, 2011
As my five year old gets bigger, it seems her toys get smaller and we were having trouble keeping all her little plastic friends organized. I saw these glass slant jars at The Container Store and realized I could use them in the playroom for now and the kitchen or office when we no longer need them for toys (please tell me young kids do outgrow this phase where they hoard all things small and plastic!). They remind me of old fashioned candy store containers and you can easily see what's inside. There are lots of things inside!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Claire Murray runs an annual 50% off sale. Problem solved. Each year I buy one 5x7 (or larger-eek!). It's been a great way to keep my rug collection growing without breaking the budget. The sale is going on now at Claire Murray. Use coupon code Web50 to get 50% off one rug. Enjoy!