Display Chain Tuesday, I told myself for two weeks now that I am going to remember to participate in
Misi's Chain Gang!
Well it's Tuesday and I remembered!
To visit all the gangsters stop by Misi's blog ~1890 Gable House for links to all the blog posts and to participate yourself!
This week's theme is Secret Tips & Helpful Hints with ties to
Crafting and/or Decorating
I had a hard time with this, been racking my brain to think of secrets, tips and hints that I have.
Just about came up empty but, I have a couple to share.
My BIGGEST secret is
"think outside the box"
When I create and decorate, I like to "paint outside the lines" so to speak. I use weird finds in weird ways, nothing "cookie cutter" about my style.
#1 - Don't overlook the possibililites ~ for instance, this is a top to an old egg crate. I picked it up at a sale, the rest of the crate missing. So, instead of a nice egg crate to display, I use the top as a prim make-do towel hanger
#2 ~ Here is a use for those old bed pillows that have become to flat to rest your head on...sew a cover for them and use for chair pads. I have also bought new bed pillows at the dollar store, cut them in half (stuffing & all), sew the open ends closed and cover for sofa pillows.
You can usually pick up a 2 pk. of cheap pillows for $5.00...that makes 4 sofa pillows costing a mere 1.25 each!
#3 ~ Lot's of sewing goes on here..there is nothing worse than getting half way through a doll body and running out of bobbin thread. I always keep a couple of bobbins wound, that way you don't have to stop to wind the stinking bobbin ;)
#4 ~ Color coded fabric drawers.... my sewing room is by no means organized the way I would like it (severe lack of space)..but I do keep my fabrics all organized in see through plastic drawers, by color.
#5 ~ Creating in masses..I seem to create in "bulk"...I have days where I cut-out and sew all day. Then it's onto turning & stuffing. Next comes the painting & staining process. I find that by having lots of projects in the same stages, it saves loads of time.
Today was Dolly dress-up day...tonight I will put the finishing touches on my new babies and they be ready for new homes.
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