|What’s In The Box?|
Happy What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday, dear friends! For those of you who are joining WOYWW for the first time, every Wednesday, my friend Julia over at Stamping Ground hosts a party where a group of us take snapshots of our desks – or whatever workspace we’re playing on that day – or whatever projects we’re working on – and share them with one another. Than, we go traipsing off from blog to blog to see what everyone else is up to! If you are into art – organization – crafts – sewing – mixed media – cooking – or the like – than come join the fun! You never know what you’ll find!
Today I thought I’d start a new game for my fellow WOYWWers called What’s In The Box? On the Wednesdays that I am in between projects, I thought I’d let you peek into some of the boxes and tins I have scattered around The Paper Palace to see what’s stored in them. Considering that I frequently forget what I’ve stashed away, this could be an adventure for us all! So, are you ready for your first peek?
|A Peek Inside|
Last week, I visited a dear friend who is a talented quilter and dollmaker. While I was there, we sorted through her ribbons and trims, and she was kind enough to send me home with a few of her extras. Yesterday, I spent a good bit of time clearing up my desk and sorting through the goodies. My little blue box now contains part of the goodies she gave me!
|A Seamstress’ Delight|
Here is a look at the spread before I stashed it away. The blue box contains a bunch of sewing trims – hem facing, seam binding, bias tape, and the like.
Now, I am not a seamstress, but as I survey the stash, I can’t help but think what a great frugal find these items are for any scrapper or crafter with a little ingenuity! For instance, you could use the bias tape – which looks like cotton ribbon at 5 yards a quarter – to stamp on or to layer a card with. It would also make a nice backdrop for flowers, brads, rhinestones, or the like. The hem facing makes a great inexpensive alternative to lace. And the blanket binding – 77 cents for 4 1/2 yards – could be used instead of paper strips to make an ultra strong ribbon weaving background!
I hope these ideas inspire you to look at some of the items that might be lying around your craft room or art studio in a new way!
Have a wonderful WOYWW, and while you’re here, be sure to peek at my photo of Fiori Di Como, the world’s largest glass sculpture – the colors and artistry are truly spectacular!