Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Playing.....

... with my lovely upcycled and redecorated cutlery box....

Marilyn used one some time ago... which I just loved.....


... first I cut up some old music sheets ....
(I'm not musical but I found some old books in a charity shop)


... that modge podge stuff is lovely... glue and varnish at the same time....


... cut some wedges in the sides and did some clever engineering tricks....


... and here we have it all together....


... a new home for my threads ....

... as you can see plenty of room!!! haha ... perhaps I over exagerated how many I have! ....




you can see Marilyn's HERE... the same but different....  thanks for the idea and the encouragement

Another person who is encouraging me - this time to use up some of my scraps is Anorina in her 52 week scrap challenge

I had a couple of blocks in my UFO box from a QuiltALong I started and never kept up

... they were scrappy so perfect to use for these....


I found some extra yellow scraps for the sides ... a bit of playful quilting ...


... and a couple of mug rugz....

HERE is the link to Anorina's sunny mug rug

Hubz has discovered a hobby too... home brew beer....


I am chief taster... I must say I am sleeping extraordinarily well these days!!!!

Less money on beer means more money for fabric.....

Righto, Gotto Go... I wonder if it is too early to check on the latest brew?

28 comments:

Terry said...

Your little mug rugs are so cute! I never even started that sew-along, although I did intend to! LOL

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am sure it's after 5pm somewhere in the world :o)

Grethe said...

Lovely box, hard work, I' sure! Your mug rugs are very nice, enjoy any drink :-)

WoolenSails said...

That is a nice way to repurpose an old box and great for your floss. Love your mug rugs, those are so fun.

Debbie

WoolenSails said...

That is a nice way to repurpose an old box and great for your floss. Love your mug rugs, those are so fun.

Debbie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely box Fiona....Can you believe my Mum gave me one yesterday with the cutlery in it....a wedding gift for her back in 1951.....Now I'm torn as to what to do but knowing me I probably won't paint it as I like to keep things original if I can....What a super idea it is though.....but you never know, it could become a thread box one day!

Jeanette said...

Love the box & the mug rugs. Not surprised youare sleepin well. Lol. Hugs, xx.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your playing is amazing.....very nice mug rugs...

retdairyqueen said...

Thread box is lovely and I love your reasoning with the beer
xx

Mistea said...

Maybe you need to funnel some of your 'drink money' into filling that box, I'm sure there are colours you don't have that you need!
Great box and very sweet little rugs for catching the drips.
Enjoy the brew.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am like Dzintra. I have one complete with cutlery. Love your upcyclying. Your mug rugs are sweet too.

Karen said...

Lovely idea for storing your threads. And the mug rugs are gorgeous.
Good luck with the taste testing!

Sharyn T said...

Great idea for the cutlery box and lots of room for new purchases. Watch out for that home brew, it can give you a kick when you least expect it, haha. Sharyn:)

Susan said...

I think you need to go shopping to fill that box!!!(but thread no fabric with the beer savings)
it does look lovely - I wondered if that is what you had in mind....

debbie said...

The mug rug made me smile...such a happy little face :) Good to hear you are sleeping well too. xx debbie

Cheryl said...

Fantastic idea for storing your threads Fiona - it's lovely. And I do love your mug rugs

Maria said...

Fabulous thread box Fiona..
Hmm has Hugz made home made alcoholic ginger beer...
That's good sleeping drop...

Jennifer said...

Alcoholic ginger ale is really something, had it on a trip to Victoria some years ago....it was made by a little brewery in a pub miles from anywhere. And it was so good......definitely, the more you save on beer the more you can spend on threads!

Marilyn said...

Your thread box has worked out very well - they sure hold a lot of threads dont they. I had 3 almost full plastic boxes to put in and still had room left over in mine. (I inherited lots of threads from my Mum and MIL). The mug rugs are so cute. Home brew - is that the answer to insomnia? Who would have guessed? ;o)
Hugs xx

Raelene said...

Love the Mug Rugz Fiona, just gorgeous.
Love the thread box. I love it when we make something super useful that we always use. Makes me smile every time I use it. No doubt you are the same.
xxx Raelene

Sue SA said...

Its so good DH is saving you money so you can make more quilts! And even better that his hobby has to live in the shed...more room in the house for quilts!
Cute mug rugs!

Susan said...

Great use of the cutlery box, so much nicer than my plastic ones! Sounds like you're both very creative at your house!

Joy McD said...

What a clever chookie you are making that gorgeous thread holder! xxx

Jane Galley said...

I love your box, what a great place to store your threads. I remember that QAL too, great way to use the blocks, and don't enjoy hubby's hobby too much ;)

Elyte said...

Great use for the old cutlery box. I am sure that it will fill eventually. Hope you are not sampling too much of that brew! Hic!

Wendy said...

Fab thread box! It'll be full before you know it. I started off with one of those plastic boxes with the compartments, I now have 5 full ones and a bag of crewel threads!

the mug rugs are brilliant - they're from Hello Sun, aren't they?

Charlie and Wendy said...

Very clever Fiona, your new thread box is lovely and i love your cute mug rugs, gorgeous!!

Nicky said...

Your music/thread box is stunning, what a clever idea! How cute is your little snowman mugrug, love how well the wool works with the cotton fabrics too... enjoy the beer, there's something pretty nice about a good homebrewed beer(and of course the extra fabric money is a handy benefit...lol)
Hope you're having a lovely weekend, Nicky x

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