Normally, my ribbon and fibers are kept in big storage drawers, all languishing together in a clumsy pile. Because of that I hardly knew what I had. I didn't have a really nifty storage solution for them that didn't cost a lot. I needed something small and easy to grab that would hold everything neatly and attractively.
Well, it dawned on me that I don't generally need big long pieces of ribbon at a time unless I'm doing a swap. So a smaller sub-set (think George Carlin) of my ribbon "stuff" would do me just fine. I could store the big cumbersome rolls away and just have what I'd need handy.
So, voila! My solution!
I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon going through my collection and cutting a few yards off each roll and winding it around embroidery skeins. I used rubber bands to keep them from unraveling. Now I have access to all my ribbons and some of my favorite fibers all at once! I can't believe it took me so long to come up with this. And I can easily see what I have and what I "need". ;)
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 GMT Views: 2052