Friday, February 26, 2010


I have been on a kick, an organization kick (when I have the time..) lately.

When it came to my craft room, I wanted it to be better organized so my time there could be better spent.   It was downright frustrating at times in there!  I had stuff that I wanted to do, but just couldn’t get it done without having to move and re-arrange things to get the project done.

My ribbon storage hasn’t ever been what I wanted it to be, and I have been brainstorming ideas for A VERY LONG TIME..

I just couldn’t find anything that I was super happy about.

(And if you’ve been to my house, and have witnessed the amount of ribbon I own, you might understand..)

Then it came to me…

Making Memories embellishment shelf..

26 044 copy

(So before you go telling me that I have a ribbon problem, oh, I already know!)

26 046 copy

And this isn’t all of it..  there were some spools out being used (or can’t fit, I still haven’t decided what my excuse is..)  and I also have a glass jar that houses all of those tempting mini-spools that the craft stores dare to tempt me with..

I do use every last scrap of ribbon though..  EVERY LAST BIT.

I went to Michael’s armed with my 40% off coupon that I printed from the www only to find that the shelf was already on sale for 40% off..  yay!!  Another ting to use my coupon on. ;)

They also had the perfect color of spray paint there..  the color of teal/turquoise that I was hunting for in the fall and had to settle on a lighter shade of..  it just so happened that I was attracted to some scrapbook paper that fell in the same color family, and when I went to buy all my lovely, new, fun things, the girl ringing me up asked, “You must really like this color, huh?”  Turns out, the shirt I was sporting that day was also the same color.


It was unintentional, I SWEAR!

The next day, which was lovely for February in Utah, but a little colder than I thought would be outside, I painted my plain white shelf my fun new color.

I opted to not use the dowels that fit in pre-drilled holes in the bottom two nooks because the idea of that just bugs me..  I want to take my ribbon with me to the table to cut or test.

I want to move on to more re-organizing now..

Then comes the fun!


Ally's Corner said...

Love the teal and all the pretty ribbon.

Anonymous said...

Good Gravy... ;) Love that shelf and the color.

Tiffany said...

I love it! I've been in an organizing mood lately too and seeing all that nicely stacked ribbon makes me want to get back to work. My ribbon collection is not quite that big but it's getting close. It's just one of those things I can't pass up, I use ribbon in almost all my projects.

For my smaller scraps I've been wrapping them around the old-fashioned clothes pins and putting them in a pretty jar. It looks great, the ribbons are easy to find and it takes up a lot less room.

Rachael said...

I love the color!!! (I hadn't thought of painting it.) I agree with you on the dowels. (I hadn't planned on on using mine) the only reason I am using one on my shelve is because I ran out of room in my Ribbon tubby. I would have done the same thing, but my craft stuff is out in the open, and Hayden likes to sneak my ribbon to make fishing polls, drag toys behind him etc.

I would find spools all over the house if they we're on the dowel.