Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Clever Little Idea

Good things come in small packages, right?  And the more the merrier, yes?  With that in mind, I look at my workspace and think, gosh, I have bits and bobs, flotsam and jetsam, kibbles and bits ALL OVER!  For the most part I enjoy my melange of color, it's what inspires me you know?  But sometimes, enough is ENOUGH!

The other day when I was Socked In, an opportunity presented itself for me to try out this Clever Little Idea (CLI).  If you're like me, you probably have little mounds of embroidery floss stashed here and there, hither and yon.  If so, why not try this out?  Clever Little Embroidery Spools.  Here is the short, but hopefully sweet tutorial:

Start with an old manilla file folder (does anyone use these anymore?) and trace spools all around.  Next, cut them out.  This step reminded me of cutting out hearts when I was in elementary school, or  even when my kids were!


Then, relish in the winding up of all your happy little blobs of color knowing that they will be at your fingertips at the ready.

Lastly, you can punch holes in the tops in order to string them into a pretty lamp necklace,


or pin them up with min clips and create your own colorful bunting, stash them in a plastic "tackle" box, or even file them away in a binder filled with plastic sleeves meant to hold baseball cards (but who wants to hide their colors anyway?)

"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong."
Laura Ingalls Wilder

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are fun!

I'm a lucky guy.

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