Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I have found that ribbon that is still on its spool is much easier to organize. In fact, on Flickr I found tworabbits' idea very compelling -- just grab a garden stake and some wire and voila! Or, you can really just plop them into an old drawer, like aka creativity. If you want to put a bit more effort into it, Original Youth will show you how to make some that sit on your shelf or table. But what do you do about that big ball of ribbon, all twisted and tangled up (like mine was, crammed into a plastic bag in my sewing kit)? Here are some ideas:
Ribbon Jars (I got mine at Ikea, but the thrift store might have some)
Rolled Up and In a Box
In Little Drawers by Color
In Plastic Containers
I thought two jars would be enough for my ribbon stash, but I grossly underestimated. I'll have to go back for more eventually, but I find Ikea so claustrophobic that it's going to take me a while to work up that energy again. Phew.
My hubby and I built a thread organizer, but since the carpet installers are taking For.Ev.Er to deliver the blasted stuff, I'm not ready to do a show and tell. It's funny, I tried lamely to buy a thread organizer on eBay, but when my one bid got outdone by someone else, I thought, hey -- it's a lot less work just to build the darn thing myself. And that's what I did.
Anyone have any good yarn organization ideas? That's next!