Saturday, October 27, 2012
It is one of my favorite storage systems and I was tired of trying to get to it where it was, so decided to move it....Mistake of the year...Thus the Oops!.
I started this system about 30 years ago, when I was pretty new at minis. It still works. Why mess with a good thing? Maybe some of you already do something like it. If not, here it is.
You have seen them before as holders for rugs and other embroidery projects. That started later.
I put them in this drawer to store and then it hit me. I had been cutting out book covers, advertising signs and other small printables....Back then known as magazine clippings.
They were things like book of the month covers, advertising for magazines that were in scale for one inch and other paper products. Back then you could buy sheets of color advertising signs at shows and shops.
When I got bored and had nothing else to do, I would sit and cut them out while watching television.
I had thrown them into envelopes and put a name on the outside of each, but the envelopes filled fast. I couldn't see at a glance what was in them.
Then it hit me that I could use the boxes instead of storing them in the drawer. Ready made system for little things. If you enlarge the photo, you can see the categories. I used to have paintings and other artwork in there too. Those outgrew the boxes and went elsewhere.