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eelkje
« on: September 15, 2008 03:45:06 PM »

Yesterday i went to a secondhand shop and bought a bag full of goodies (please read my thread about the mystery sewing ft http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=269008.0 and help me figure out what they are for) and in that bag were quite a lot of spools of thread so i figured it was about time to make an Impressive Organizer that i have seen around on the forum and everytime i saw one i thought 'wow that is impressive, this girl must be so Organized and Important and Crafty to have such a thing on her wall' so of course i wanted one as well. The organizer hangs from my wall, and allready i feel waves of Importance and Organizedness flowing over me Smiley
It was super easy, cost next to nothing (thrifted fabric, piece of wood underneath i literally went outside saying to the bf 'i am going to find a piece of wood' and so i did. i LOVE living in the projects Smiley oh and the pins are made of q-tips. So now i have a little container filled with q-tip heads which look really nice so i'm keeping them just for looks)

Well enough with the talk, here come the pictures!


one closer up:


And here is a picture of the outstanding embroidery my machine produces...


sweet little q-tips standing in line like brave soldiers Smiley


I hope you like it and i love to hear from all of you!
have a very happy day!
eelkje
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008 04:00:51 PM »

wow that's sooo cool! those are Q-tips? haha awesome Cheesy everything is so nice & organized! i wish i had one of those!

and the fabric & embroidery detail is soooo pretty! you should be proud!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008 04:41:12 PM »

It looks GREAT, and I've been wanting one of those, too, even though I don't have that many spools.  Future growth, I say!

I'm feeling obtuse, but how did you get the q-tips to stand up in the wood?  Did you just predrill holes and stick them in?  Glue?

Great idea, in any case.
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eelkje
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 04:10:07 AM »

I'm feeling obtuse, but how did you get the q-tips to stand up in the wood?  Did you just predrill holes and stick them in?  Glue?

I indeed pre-drilled the holes, i just drew a grid on the wood and drilled under a slight angle, and if you're like me and like repetitive movement it is actually doable to drill all the holes under about the same angle. Just think you're a machine (:
then you spray-glue the wood and attach the fabric, then you use a little knife to make a tiny cut where the hole is and just stick the qtip in, mine just were stuck enough by themselves, just use a drill that has the same size as the qtip.

And thanks for the compliments btw Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008 11:40:15 PM »

This looks great!

I will be trying one of these soon.

You have inspried me!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008 11:58:13 PM »

Loverly idea!!!  Great use of resources!!!  Great idea for the pockets!! You're a genius!!  Tips.  Who would have thought!!!
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jessie_jane
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008 11:52:45 PM »

LOVE IT!!!! So beautiful. I keep looking at the ones at joannes for my new itsy bitsy craft space, but would always spend my dough on fabric and notions. I'm gona put one together this weekend. Thanks so much for inspiration.
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Cuervito
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008 11:08:49 PM »

Wow that's amazing XD I still can believe they're q-tips! Great great work. I love it! Love the fabric too... oww! Sad now i want one *starts looking for some wood and q-tips*
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