Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Creative Space - Have Box Will Craft

I have a coffee table, one that I love. I bought it in Japan and shipped it back with me. It's wooden with a glass top insert. Under the glass are two drawers, one divided into nine sections, one not. It was the perfect little creative space, I could keep fabric and felts all flat and then needles, threads and other little bits all in their own little space. As I said, it was the perfect space, until the first bruise....

The little one, now pulling herself to stand, lost her balance and came down on the edge of the sharp leg. The bruise was instantaneous and she sported an egg on her head for days. The coffee table had to go. But I've missed my little space in the living room.

Until now.

I present to you, my new crafting space in a box.

And when I'm all done, it latches up to keep curious hands away.

While crafting away, I've finished another Three Way Kanzashi Necklace/Brooch.

And Operation Make this House a Home continues (at a snail's pace). I've started a photo wall.

For more creative spaces, visit Kootoyoo, who I see is also playing with petals this week.


yardage girl said...

Your box is lovely, and the framed photographs are perfect - love the red!

BumbleVee said...

I've done that for years...and have separate boxes with items in for various crafts. I hide then away under the tables and cabinets in the craft room when I'm not using them. My boxes are black ...almost lacquered looking...various sizes... from some pretty expensive stereo cables. I couldn't bring myself to throw them away...and then thought about this.

Even though I have a craft seems I invariably end up on the kitchen table because there is so much sun and great light, and it is warmer in there. Or...I may be waiting for bread or muffins to come out of the oven... anyway...I carry my boxes back and forth and it's such a great way to tidy up quickly after a couple hours of mess making on the table. A great tip to pass on....we sometimes just forget to let others know about our little inventions or tricks and tips...

Tamakikat said...

Sorry to hear about bubba's bruise:(

Also that you've had to get rid of the table you love...

Glad to hear you've found a great replacement.

Liking your wall photos.


Red Hen (dette) said...

Poor bub! And I bet mum felt a bit bad too. Your crafting box is so neat!! my stuff starts off neat but then it seems to grow and other bit join in and then there is a wonderful cacophony of beads, buttons and threads and bit and bobs...and I'm not sure exactly what I have. I envy your delightful neat arrangement. Very Japanese!

Sandrine said...

That is a lovely creative box, a great idea for keeping things together, safe and ready;)


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