Quilting is my typical focus, but one never knows what you might find here.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Old Wooden Spools
About a month ago I went shopping at Ikea, and it seems I always come home with way more than I need to. It is just that they have so many neat things there, I keep thinking as I spot things walking through the store... I know I can find something to use that for... no matter what it might be. Actually, one good thing is I do talk myself out of alot of things. Well, I saw this square vase that was fairly heavy and I really don't need a new vase, but this one really could end up being used for something neat... I never had a square one before. So I bought it. This past Monday I happened upon a bag of small wooden spools of thread in a box that someone dropped off at church for our quilt group. You can't use the thread when it is that old, but the spools can inspire new creations. I have a necklace made from some old spools, and I know there could be other things you can make with them, so I decided I would give them a new home in my sewing room. I got home and looked at the bag of spools and I'm thinking it looked like about the right quantity to fit in my square vase. So now I have an appropriate decorative accessory for my sewing room, at least until I find something else I might want to use the spools for.
I am always finding something new to dabble in. I don't know what made me think of the beads that I remember making when I was back in elementary school. Yes, I probably have made them a few times with my kids, but that was also a long time ago. Anyhow I cut up some magazines and made these tube beads that end up in a variety of sizes. I went into my craft stash and found some beads to go with them and started slipping them on some gingham ribbon I had. I could not believe how nice it turned out. Now it isn't something I'm going to wear with a fancy dress, but with jeans and a shirt, this necklace can look pretty cool. It has a simple bead closure.