I have been meaning to do this since forever. I have literally hundreds of metres of lace and ribbon, left over from, or accumulated for, various sewing projects.
Well...we all have our weaknesses, right?
Currently they bubble out of a box in a very unruly manner, and it was starting to mess with my thinking. I was getting Craft Room Fear. This is a very real condition where one fears entering the Craft Room lest one be attacked by feral ribbons and laces and such-like things. I see some of you nodding. You too, huh?
Just yesterday, I was minding my own business decoupaging an altered clipboard, when a rabid ribbon attacked my bottle of glue. It hung on for grim death and nearly ruined my work, but I wrestled it into submission. Phew.
Action had to be taken, but so many of the strictly organised methods I saw, left me cold, frankly. Plastic things and ugly boxes do little for my artistic eye.
This solution however, I adore already.
Neat rectangles of project cardboard, cut to whatever size suits my fancy, and decorated with French Script and roses. Now that's my kind of storage.
These are simple scrapbooking stickers, $2 for 40, and the same French Script stamp used for my Crepe Paper Roses that I posted last week. Remember them?
I chose to leave some cards of lace unstamped, just for the pretty alternating look. I may yet change my mind on that! I do rather adore that French Script stamp.
Aren't these the sweetest? I already feel the old enthusiasm returning. If nothing else, I cannot wait to organise hundreds of these with different embellishments thereupon, into neat burlap covered shoeboxes so that they beg to be viewed and used.
The red roses with the black ruffles, laces and ribbons is suitably dramatic.
Here's some soft vintage Baby scrapbooking bits, accented with gold and sparkle for my sweet Spring coloured satin and silk ribbons, and stamped calico (a gift from my friend Annabel). A whimsical crescent moon above deep French grey velvet ribbon, proclaims I love you to the moon and back...surely a sentiment for any day, any time....
...as is 'love always', and the sentiments of joy listed beside...
....what's not to like...
...and this darling baby, sleeping after a big meal, with puppy close at hand, watches over a favourite sage green double satin, that I love using as pillowcase trim...
There's more to come but I envisage soft images of Madonna and Child or tiny pennants of bunting for my baby blues and pale mauves, Cabbage roses and Romantic ladies for my pinks and reds, and sweet and sunny birds for my yellows and bronzes.
I'm as excited as a child on Christmas morning!
How do you organise your crafting and sewing pretties?