Day 30 {Make Madness} – Organizing Embroidery Floss

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Day 30 of Make Madness – Organizing Embroidery Floss

 

a77e0230e7a10cf207558496bf0fa414When we were married about a year, Mike bought me all the colors of DMC embroidery floss for my birthday.  I cross stitched back then and embroidery floss was my ‘paint’.  It was an incredibly sweet gift, especially because he’s not a fan of craft stores.

I used a lot of the floss, but still have a bunch left, lo these many years later.  I came across this pin on Pinterest and thought this was a great way to display the many colors of floss.

Today I use the floss with my cards and other crafts and this will make it easier to pick colors.

Come back tonight to see how I did.

Until this evening,

Grace

 

 

If you’re just joining the madness with {Make Madness} here are links to the previous projects.

Day 29 {Make Madness} – Painted Pine Cones
Day 28 {Make Madness} – Sequin Storage
Day 27 {Make Madness} – Stamp Book
Day 26 {Make Madness} – Photo Lightbox
Day 25 {Make Madness} – Recycled Mint Tins
Day 24 {Make Madness} – Scrap Paper Storage
Day 23 {Make Madness} – Making T-Shirt Yarn
Day 22 {Make Madness} – Carving Stamps
Day 21 {Make Madness} – Rebatching Soap
Day 20 {Make Madness} – Fabric Bowl Cover
Day 19 {Make Madness} – Peeps
Day 18 {Make Madness} – Dog Bandana
Day 17 {Make Madness} – Crocheted Hexagons
Day 16 {Make Madness} – Weaving
Day 15 {Make Madness} – English Paper Piecing
Day 14 {Make Madness} – DIY Fabric Mouse Pad
Day 13 {Make Madness} – DIY Cell Phone Cover
Day 12 {Make Madness} – Watercolor Charts
Day 11 {Make Madness} – Mod Melts
Day 10 {Make Madness} – Doodles
Day 9 {Make Madness} – DIY Washi Tape
Day 8 {Make Madness} – Washi Tape Stickers
Day 7 {Make Madness} – DIY Glue Dots
Day 6 {Make Madness} – Crocheting Tiny Flowers
Day 5 {Make Madness} – Photo Collage
Day 4 {Make Madness} –  Painting with Alcohol Inks
Day 3 {Make Madness} – Enamel Dots
Day 2 {Make Madness} – Embossed Brads
Day 1 {Make Madness} – Words & Washi Tape

 

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That looks like a bowl of goodness.  We probably shouldn’t touch that, huh?

 

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Day 29 {Make Madness} – Part 2 – Painted Pine Cones

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Day 29 of Make Madness – Painted Pine Cones

 

0138200ae13671b196e647892016cc40eb88f20c26016382cac658f6f57340afd2515cd07cabb75ca074I love the multi-colored pine cones, but I thought I’d paint mine two colors to go with our decor.  We have white walls with sage green accent walls so I chose a darker sage green and platinum.

 

 

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I didn’t paint all the pine cones, but chose a selection of the rose cones, medium and small cones.  I painted half sage green, the other half platinum.

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When they were dry, I grabbed two candle holders and converted them into pine cone holders ;-).  They really fit in nicely.

 

 

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Until tomorrow,

Grace

 

 

 

 

 

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I think we’re going to have to step up our ‘pine cone’ searches.  Looks like we’re gonna need more walks!

 

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Paws || Walk On – 3.22 – 4.4

Every now and then when I’m walking dogs, I will just stop, ask them to sit for about 30 seconds and then I will say “walk on”. That is there cue to start walking again. I do this for a couple of reasons: 1. They’re super focused when they’re on the walk and I like to know I can get their attention any time I need it. 2. It’s good to continue to incorporate training into their daily routines. Just as we need to continue to refine our skills, so must dogs.

This always reminds me how important it is for me to pause and reflect on the past week and then think about the next one as I “walk on”.

Paws | Week of 3.22-3.28

• spoke to my grandpa this week.  He’s doing great.
• still mini Spring Cleaning my house and garage.  Making huge progress, but it’s considering it’s been 25 years, I’ve got a ways to go!
• took care of a friend’s dog.
• continued reading Platform by Michael Hyatt.
• discovered our water heater had a huge leak; called Mike’s dad then the plumber.  Thankfully no extensive damage.
• took several trips to Goodwill to drop off stuff.
• signed up with Goodreads; actually I reactivated my account.  Great way to connect with fellow readers and keep track of books I’ve read and books I want to read.
• started walking 3 days/week with my mom.  So much fun.
• had dinner with some dear friends.
• walked the dogs everyday.  Decided to keep track of our walks on a calendar.  So far for 2015: 84 out of 89.
• started reading Michele Cushatt’s book Undone.  It’s hard to put down.
• continued with the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
01155186f43602eca1bd1bb0336efa46e2dce65c7d_00001• still working on Margaret’s scarf.
Make Madness• worked on and posted projects for MakeMadness.

 


Walk On | Week of 3.29-4.4

• call my Grandpa in England.
• knit and drink coffee with friends.
• finish up with the Photo-a-day challenge for March.
• celebrate Mike’s birthday.
• continue to work on Margaret’s scarf.
• prep crafts for the Easter Fair at our church and run the booth.
• need to make and post cards from January Card Series || Cards for 2015 in my Etsy shop.  Have.got.to.get.this.done.  Been waylaid by Spring Cleaning
• FINISH the mini Spring clean of my house.
• take care of a friend’s dog.
• start prepping for Mike’s Dr. Who Quilt.
• start pulling out fabric for a couple of super easy baby quilts.
• continue to make the Ripple Crochet Blanket for a wedding gift.
• have lunch with friends
• continue to organize my craft room.  You’re probably wondering when I’ll be done with this.  Me too.
• start prepping for April blog series.
• Skype and knit with a friend.
• continue reading Platform by Michael Hyatt and Undone by Michele Cushatt.
• work on Quest46.
Make Madness• work on and post projects for MakeMadness.

 

My favorite quote from the week:  “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”  Jim Rohn.

Have a wonderful week,
Grace

 

 

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We’re wondering if you would help us with a gift for dad’s birthday.  We have no funds and can’t craft, but we have endless love, hugs and kisses.

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Day 29 {Make Madness} – Painted Pine Cones

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Day 29 of Make Madness – Painted Pine Cones

 

0138200ae13671b196e647892016cc40eb88f20c26There are a couple of houses in our neighborhood that have trees that drop pine cones.  Some of the cones are tiny and adorable, others are medium-sized and then there is oneSpray-painted-pinecones tree where the pine cones look like roses.  Every day when I’m walking the dogs, I’m always on the look out for pine cones.  I don’t collect one every day, but I’ve done enough collecting to fill this jar on the left.

I saw this pin (to the right) on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to paint some of the pine cones to add some interest to our decor.

Come back tonight to see how I did.

Until this evening,

Grace

 

 

If you’re just joining the madness with {Make Madness} here are links to the previous projects.

Day 28 {Make Madness} – Sequin Storage
Day 27 {Make Madness} – Stamp Book
Day 26 {Make Madness} – Photo Lightbox
Day 25 {Make Madness} – Recycled Mint Tins
Day 24 {Make Madness} – Scrap Paper Storage
Day 23 {Make Madness} – Making T-Shirt Yarn
Day 22 {Make Madness} – Carving Stamps
Day 21 {Make Madness} – Rebatching Soap
Day 20 {Make Madness} – Fabric Bowl Cover
Day 19 {Make Madness} – Peeps
Day 18 {Make Madness} – Dog Bandana
Day 17 {Make Madness} – Crocheted Hexagons
Day 16 {Make Madness} – Weaving
Day 15 {Make Madness} – English Paper Piecing
Day 14 {Make Madness} – DIY Fabric Mouse Pad
Day 13 {Make Madness} – DIY Cell Phone Cover
Day 12 {Make Madness} – Watercolor Charts
Day 11 {Make Madness} – Mod Melts
Day 10 {Make Madness} – Doodles
Day 9 {Make Madness} – DIY Washi Tape
Day 8 {Make Madness} – Washi Tape Stickers
Day 7 {Make Madness} – DIY Glue Dots
Day 6 {Make Madness} – Crocheting Tiny Flowers
Day 5 {Make Madness} – Photo Collage
Day 4 {Make Madness} –  Painting with Alcohol Inks
Day 3 {Make Madness} – Enamel Dots
Day 2 {Make Madness} – Embossed Brads
Day 1 {Make Madness} – Words & Washi Tape

 

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Hey I recognize those pine cones.  We have to be extra good and wait for mom when she’s on the look out for a cone.

 

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Day 28 {Make Madness} – Part 2- Sequin Storage

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Day 28 of Make Madness – Sequin Storage

 

So this is one of those projects that I’m really glad I decided to do, but really wonder when I’ll actually be finished.  I learned a valuable lesson about sequins today:  When buying sequins, don’t think to yourself, “Hhmmmm…. that little bag looks too small.  200 mixed sequins don’t seem like nearly enough.  I should get more.”  Trust me 200’s enough.  It takes FOREVER to separate tiny sequins into color groups.  FOREVER.  This will be a “doing while watching television” project.

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IMG_0591My little sequin rant aside, I’m pleased with how my turnstile rack turned out.  As you can see, in the picture on the left, it started out brown and then I painted it.  I primed it with black spray paint, and then chose a bright purple to match my paint racks.

 

Here’s how it looks now –  filled to the brim with tiny glittery sequins.

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Until tomorrow,

Grace

 

 

 

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So sequins it is, huh?  Okay, but the next twirly rack thing you find at the next garage sale you go to should be for treats. It’s only right.

 

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Day 28 {Make Madness} – Sequin Storage

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Day 28 of Make Madness – Sequin Storage

 

If you were just saying to yourself, “I wish I knew how to store my sequins”, then, my friend, this post is for you!

I’ve been in a Spring-cleaning/Super organizing frenzy of late in the attempt to declutter and also have a really good idea about what and where my craft supplies are.  All of them.

DSC_8565I have a couple of tins of sequins all mixed together that I use in card making and scrap booking.  I’d like them sorted by color and when I saw this Pinterest pin, I knew this was how I wanted to organize my sequins.

Last September, I found a turnstile spice rack and knew that I would use it to store some craft supply, I just didn’t know which one.  I came across my sequin bins a couple of days ago and thought this would be perfect.

IMG_0591The spice rack I found is brown and I want to paint it a cheerier color and then fill it to the brim with tiny glittery sequins.

Until this evening,

Grace

 

 

If you’re just joining the madness with {Make Madness} here are links to the previous projects.

Day 27 {Make Madness} – Stamp Book
Day 26 {Make Madness} – Photo Lightbox
Day 25 {Make Madness} – Recycled Mint Tins
Day 24 {Make Madness} – Scrap Paper Storage
Day 23 {Make Madness} – Making T-Shirt Yarn
Day 22 {Make Madness} – Carving Stamps
Day 21 {Make Madness} – Rebatching Soap
Day 20 {Make Madness} – Fabric Bowl Cover
Day 19 {Make Madness} – Peeps
Day 18 {Make Madness} – Dog Bandana
Day 17 {Make Madness} – Crocheted Hexagons
Day 16 {Make Madness} – Weaving
Day 15 {Make Madness} – English Paper Piecing
Day 14 {Make Madness} – DIY Fabric Mouse Pad
Day 13 {Make Madness} – DIY Cell Phone Cover
Day 12 {Make Madness} – Watercolor Charts
Day 11 {Make Madness} – Mod Melts
Day 10 {Make Madness} – Doodles
Day 9 {Make Madness} – DIY Washi Tape
Day 8 {Make Madness} – Washi Tape Stickers
Day 7 {Make Madness} – DIY Glue Dots
Day 6 {Make Madness} – Crocheting Tiny Flowers
Day 5 {Make Madness} – Photo Collage
Day 4 {Make Madness} –  Painting with Alcohol Inks
Day 3 {Make Madness} – Enamel Dots
Day 2 {Make Madness} – Embossed Brads
Day 1 {Make Madness} – Words & Washi Tape

 

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Really???  You’re going to fill it with sequins.  I don’t even know what sequins are, but I do know they’re not treats.

 

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Saturday Snippets | March 28, 2015

Welcome to Saturday Snippets.  This is where I share links and odd bits of info from the past week.

1.  A real tear-jerker.  You’ll need Kleenex.

2.  This is awesome.

3.  Not sure what came first – the coffee stains or the drawings.  Either way these are awesome.

4.  There aren’t words…

5. I think these gals are headed to Cirque du Soleil.

Well that’s all the snippets I have for today.  Have a wonderful Saturday,

Grace

 

 

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Little disappointed there aren’t any ‘dog’ snippets.  You need to work on that.

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