Monday, February 20, 2012

organizing with sticks

ribbons and sticks
After getting frustrated with my jumbled basket of trims and salvaged selvedge for the umpteenth time, I grabbed a couple of sticks and pieces of driftwood and began winding them. It only took a few minutes and the end result was more than an end to chaos- each one felt like a handheld sculpture.
lace and selvedge

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lace and drift wood
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19 comments:

  1. I love little bundles like that. I did the dame thing with my sari silk ribbon with a weird collection of shoehorns I picked up at an antique shop. And some little armless antiques china dolls I had been collecting were good for the snippets too..
    xoxo Kim

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  2. Kim- I always love your collections. Great way to use them!

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  3. Doubly inspiring: I want to go on a driftwood-beach walk, and organize. Nice one, Maya!

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  4. Love it. I have used cut up cereal boxes, but this idea is so much more beautiful and gives me another reason to collect driftwood.

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  5. This is awesome Maya. Who wants to hide these in a box looking so pretty, now you can display these in a open basket. Thanks for the great idea.

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  6. Such a great idea! I need to do this.

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  7. Ahh, good idea! I love using sticks!

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  8. So smart!! I have a giant bin of drift wood waiting to be painted into little cottages. I think they will have an intermediate life as ribbon holders.

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  9. lovely idea! and they look like little masterpieces :)

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  10. I love these little bundles!
    margie

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  11. How satisfying to organise all those lovely bits, and beautifully done too. I am a beginner to sewing, and am intrigued as to why you'd save selvedge? What do you use it for? Ailsa x

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  12. So clever.....as always! I'll never use cardboard again!
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  14. what a fabulous idea!!!! these are gorgeous!!!

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  15. Love this idea. Pinned it to my Pinterest board. You've got great ideas, Maya. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  16. What a great idea. Not only does it motivate me to get on with sorting my odds n ends box out I will also have to go on a long walk to find suitable sticks! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. you always manage to make something as simple as driftwood, and as complicated as organization, beautiful...

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