Monday, October 29, 2012

Altered Carousel

Happy Monday All

I am so sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately but hopefully things are calming down and back on track. The new grand is home and settled in. He was born with pnemonia and spent a week in the hospital but is doing great now. I started a job about a month ago so that was a bit of an adjustment. Working from home for over 20 years and then getting a job outside the home took a little getting used to. I miss being with the grands all the time but also really like my job. The grands live with us so we are still together a lot.
I have been having some fun and still doing some reorganization. (in my case this seems like a never ending process) I totally loved the way my fellow DT sister Cheri from DJ's Sundries was housing her 3 Girl JAM ribbons and decided to copy her storage idea.

This is a carousel for pens and pencils that I altered and now it houses my entire stash of 3 Girl JAM goodness. All ribbons and twine are wound on craft sticks. There is even room for my canvas strips, burlap and bow maker in the middle. It is adorned with Halloween Harvest crinkle ribbonBurlap and Vintage Buttons. This takes up less space than my old storage and I can see all the gorgeous colors right out in the open. I stamped the sewing machine from Pink by Designs "Sew Lovely" stamp set.
I glued a magnet on the side and another to the bottom of this container to hold all my Vintage Buttons. If you are wandering about the little sign I will be putting photos of my 4 grands on this side also. When my daughter was a little girl I called her Tara Beara so it continued with my grands and they are all my little bear cubs!!!
The bottle cap is from Spare Parts and I added a couple Vintage Buttons and more burlap to this side. The sentiments are from Pink by Designs "Crop til you Drop" and "Faith" stamp sets.
 I stamped the sewing machine again on some more burlap for this side.
 Here is a view from the top.
This was my old ribbon storage method.


Jessica Buffa said...

I think you did a fantastic job altering your storage for the beautiful ribbon. Now the colors of ribbon are standing proud as they should be. Great attention to the "little" details on the storage caddy. I love that you left a spot for the grands/cubs! Darling Job Gloria!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a great project! It really looks like organizing fun! Hope you and the family are adjusting! I have some blog candy come on over and enter! Carri~Abusybee

Cheri said...

Love it Gloria! Thanks so much for the shout out. I'm glad that my idea was helpful. The magneted button holder is simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing.