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Topic: Embroidery Storage (Simple but Satisfying)  (Read 4149 times)
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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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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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