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Friday, January 20, 2017

With Some Help From Tessie...

This morning, I started cleaning out my jewelry supplies.  I still have a ways to go.  I can't find anything and it has to be done.

I only finished three boxes that I am satisfied with.  The rest are still a mess.  I keep putting things back where they don't belong... Not good...

Tessie came in and insisted that I do something mini... So much for the jewelry.

I guess it counts just as well when I clean the basket making supplies.

Tessie found a LOT of baskets in various states of unfinished...
Even in the coiled baskets, there were quite a few.  At least now I will be able to work on things without searching for supplies.
Yesterday, I did an experiment.  I covered the lid of one of those disposable carry along plastic boxes that people use for lunches. 

It worked pretty good.  I simply smeared glue on the center of the top and cut a piece of fabric larger than the area that I wanted to cover. Then I worked out at one side at a time all around. It came out pretty good.

I lined the lid with compressed quilt batting and will use it for a bead tray and the box will hold my supplies when I take beading to Wednesday Witches. 

Just another experiment that turned out pretty good.

If you try it, don't try to do the whole thing at once.  Do it a little bit at a time, working out from the center. 

After I got the fabric glued in place, I trimmed all around with a sharp pair of fabric scissors. I don't think that anybody will mistake this for their box.... After all, it has a witch and my name on it!

See you tomorrow.


Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Todo ordenado y además una caja forrada...Has estado muy trabajadora...! La caja queda genial, es una buena idea hacer eso...Un beso

Юлия said...

You have large reserves of good things for needlework. Tessie can not miss this!