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« on: February 28, 2010 07:28:14 PM »

Not Fancy, but quite Functional --  Wink

For years my embroidery materials have been sloshed about in several boxes and a large zip-lock bag.  I started sorting my flosses out AGAIN, and decided something had to be done.
SO: took this semi-sorted, spread out, hodge podge of stuff

And relocated/consolidated it:


But a consolidated mess is still a mess, so I decided to fabricate a floss bin that would isolate color groups..


While still allowing space for hoops and equipment...


I'm hopeless at constructing any sort of circle accurately, so the floss tray fits in more snugly than I would like, but on the whole I'm getting a good deal of satisfaction outta this wee project!   Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010 07:40:09 PM »

sometimes it is the small projects that makes the biggest difference...wow... now this is organization...and a pretty good one, too!

man, that is some stash as well--good job and hopefully, it will allow you to concentrate on your projects and not dealing with tangles!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010 07:42:30 PM »

I like it!  I've never been able to get much use out of hat boxes because everything just slides around inside.  The divider is a wonderful solution and the fact that you can store your hoops in there is a real bonus.  I still don't have a good place for my hoops, a round box is a great idea and my floss box could probably fit inside, too.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010 08:07:57 PM »

This is a very clever idea. The final product looks just like a color wheel. I think I'll have to try something similar.

Your embroidery stash is fantastic by the way.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010 08:12:08 PM »

Wow -- thanks for the comments! I've had a cruddy day, and it just got a lot better!  Smiley

Your embroidery stash is fantastic by the way.

I've been really lucky; about half of it was inherited from my Grandma, and most of the rest I got in a consignment shop for $3!  The only ones I paid through the nose for are the ones on spools...because I can't resist Shiny nor Glow-in-the-Dark.  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010 09:40:59 PM »

You're pretty clever, I like what you did. Even smarter to make it so you can put stuff underneath. I don't have as much as you, but mine are just in a small box starting to get tangled w/each other.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010 10:27:24 PM »

I love it!

And, in addition to avoiding tangles, it'll help to keep them clean and free from lint/sticky-caffeinated-beverage-spillage/GLITTERAPOCALYPSE/grubby fingers/other such things that plague us crafty folks.

I like the shape, largely because it looks good, but mainly because it was something you are admittedly uncomfortable with (to quote: hopeless at constructing any sort of circle accurately)...so extra kudos for that!

Good job!

EDIT: Also, I hear (Simple but Satisfying) in the voice of Pumbaa from The Lion King...the scene where they're eating grubs after singing Hakuna Matata (SLIMY yet satisfying!)....

...but I'm special like that. Carry on!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010 10:29:54 PM »

I really like it!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010 11:57:46 PM »

I love it!! yea for you!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010 06:29:39 AM »

This is wonderful! I like how pretty it looks all sorted by color!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010 08:24:33 AM »

Very well done! That makes me want to go and do mine!
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010 12:19:51 PM »

It's a really fantastic idea! And it looks really nice too. I always find that when my materials are all nicely organised, it's so much easier for inspiration to come Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010 03:31:31 PM »

It's a really fantastic idea! And it looks really nice too. I always find that when my materials are all nicely organised, it's so much easier for inspiration to come Smiley

This is SO TRUE, in all my crafty endeavors!
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010 07:09:57 PM »

I'm wisting this, although I might actually get around to making something similar myself... I collect vintage hat boxes and makeup cases (I call them train cases, but not sure that's the right term), and this would help organize my stuff rather than have a big old bucket of thread soup!
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010 08:11:57 PM »

I'm wisting this, although I might actually get around to making something similar myself...


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EDIT: Also, I hear (Simple but Satisfying) in the voice of Pumbaa from The Lion King...the scene where they're eating grubs after singing Hakuna Matata (SLIMY yet satisfying!)....

...but I'm special like that. Carry on!

I had completely forgotten about that -- at least on a conscious level.... Wink
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2010 08:14:47 PM »

I'm wisting this, although I might actually get around to making something similar myself...


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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010 10:31:33 AM »

From about ages 6 to 10 my nana always had a fat, heart-ish-shaped hat box filled with embroidery floss and scrap fabric for me to learn to sew with. This so reminds me of that! I wonder if she still has that box somewhere. It had roses collaged all over it...

I never got into embroidery, but that technique could be used for lots of stuff! Bobbins, pins, my unusually large collection of miniature colored pencils. And a smaller box would be perfect for storing my rat's treats in. I hate having all these little baggies of yogurt drops and little cookies. haha.
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010 05:56:54 PM »

Love it!  Great idea, and great way to construct just what you need instead of spending money that could otherwise be spent on more important things, like more floss!   Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2010 06:44:42 PM »

That's a great idea. My floss is every where. I've been trying to come with a good storage idea.
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What a great idea... Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010 03:24:40 AM »

I love that idea.  Its wonderful and nicely put together Cheesy
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