I was happy to spend a lot of time in my craftroom last week when that winter storm blew through town. With the evenings getting dark so early and the snow piling up outside, I got to building myself a cozy little nest inside. Is it just in our DNA, like little squirrels preparing for winter? Whatever the reason, I had the urge to entirely re-organize my craft nest, and it got down-right ugly. I went through every jar, cubby and box.
I managed to pile ‘stuff’ on every surface. Then, when I ran out of room, I took over the hallway too.
Obviously, there was a well deserved break. Have you tried these 100 Calorie Fibre Bars yet? Yum!
No matter how organized I think I am, there’s always a desire to improve. Do you get that way too? Oh sure, you could head out to Wal-Mart or Homesense and buy the latest, greatest office accessories, but would they have any personality? I always have more fun incorporating something vintage, remember these?
Well loved treasures just feel ‘right’ in my world. A little dust, a crack or worn paint, only makes it more appealing. Forgotten things that once gave years of service in another home are now charming me in mine. That’s what gilds my nest and makes me happy. On a recent trip to the Old Strathcona Antique Mall, I set my sites on finding some vintage items to help me realize my vision. I found this little cupboard, it already has divided drawers and was a mere $23.00.
Then, I couldn’t resist this vintage pink bakelite sewing box. It might have been for a junior sewer. Maybe even someone’s Christmas gift? I fell in love with the kittens on the lid. It’s pristine and at $12.00 was a ‘no brainer’.
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I was so excited to get everything back in place and load up my
new vintage organizers, I just love them. I have all my tools at hand and I almost ‘sigh’ every time I open my vintage sewing box and see those little kittens. Feels good to be so organized. What a big job, but hey, no pain, no gain.
I can’t wait to start a new project, but first, stop by on Wednesday to learn a cool scrapbook trick I used on my Halloween Collage. See you then!