Cuteness for Embroidery Thread

All Organized

Yesterday was one of those days where I felt like I just couldn’t do anything right on my sewing machine. So after a few “fails”, I decided to work on a little idea with some embroidery thread. While I was doing that, I thought of this cute printable at Wild Olive I had seen a while back and figured they would be perfect for my huge ball of tangled up embroidery thread.

So cute!

Aren’t they the cutest little things? You just print it on card stock, cut them out, and wrap on your thread!

Thread left to be untangled

I still have a lot to go though…. I wonder how many more I will go through? :)

Organizing the Fridge

I totally took advantage of the vast amount of school supplies available now for this little project.

I'm organizing the fridge!

I had wanted to tidy up our refrigerator. I love having photos, artwork, etc. on the fridge, but it was looking kind of messy.

What I used

So I bought some wooden rules and a roll of adhesive magnet strip. I already had the clothespins, paint, glue gun, and the other little things (paint brush, etc.) needed to make this.

The back magnet strip

I took apart the clothespins and painted them. Once they dried, I put them back together.
Then I stuck on the magnet strips. Mine had an adhesive back to them, but one kept falling off so I had to hot glue that one on. Then lastly, I hot glued on the clothespins making sure to spread them out evenly.

Organized photos

Now my photos are organized.

Organized Artwork

And so is my daughter’s artwork (which we change out a lot).

This is "Eva" from Wall-e

I had to share one of my favorites. This is “Eva” from Wall-e. Doesn’t she do a good job? She draws the little floaty arms and blue eyes! I love how she picks up on details!

Anyone else using school supplies to create something new?

A Different Purpose

Things are made every day for a specific purpose, but sometimes that thing finds it has a different calling. It isn’t like the others. It wants something more, something better out of life.

Hairbow Jar

Then every now and then, a shopper sees this something yearning for something more and gives it a chance. Take this cookie jar for instance. It didn’t want to be just a cookie jar. Nope. It wanted something more exciting and I gave it that chance.

Our new bow holder

It now has a purpose of holding my daughter’s beautiful hair bows, hair clips, and headbands (aka hair candy).

Look at all the pretties!

Sometimes the little one gets caught with her hand in the hair candy jar too!

Caught!

Not all hair clips made it into the jar though. These are a baby present soon to be given away. But maybe, if they are lucky, one day they too will find a home in a hair bow jar.

Mini Clips

Big Clips

Summer Goals-Listed-2 Down

This week has been an interesting one. We had people here putting a new roof on and it has been super loud! They would promptly arrive at 8:30 and work until 7:30 at night. Needless to say, the little one and I tried to escape the house as much as possible so we could avoid all the banging. This left little time to craft, but I did use my nights of quiet to began to work towards some of my summer goals.

Yarn in a Glass Vase

One of the first things I did was wrap all of my yarn into balls. I have wanted to do this for a long time and I love how they look! My hubby bought me some new “craft” furniture from a store that was going out of business, so I’ve been trying to organize things before it’s arrival. I’m trying to go for a new look.

Balls of Yarn

My list of things to do this summer is going to take a lot, but I’m determined to finish up all these things I’ve had sitting around or planning to do. I just need to do it and be smart with the time I have when my daughter naps, etc.

Books by Color

Another thing I did was finally put all of our books in order by color. This is only two of the shelves, but I just adore this look! I have seen so many others do it and I knew it was something I wanted to try. Do you have plans for reaching your summer goals?