Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunny Saturday Sewjo

It is so sunny and warm and beautiful today. I did spend much of the day inside at work, but I'm home now and the doors and windows are open wide! I was tickled to see what Kim shared today, because my share is a storage thing and it works in with hers pretty well.

 I bought this cute little box after I saw it on Kristyne's blog, Pretty By Hand.  It is made from pieces of yardstick and stained to look older than it is. I keep some of my embroidery floss in it, as it is the perfect size and designed for this.  But then I got to thinking(uh oh) Hey, I could make this. And so I did.
 I bought some yard sticks for 98 cents each at the hardware store and found a piece of scrap wood in the shed, so I didn't need to buy wood for the bottoms of the boxes. I put them together with wood glue after I cut the pieces. And then, I stained them.
 I made 4, in different sizes and they are just perfect for keeping all the little things in that are in a sewing room. Thimbles, buttons, small scissors and spools of thread all fit in there nicely.
 This one is more square-ish so it holds a bit more and is less awkward.  The construction isn't perfect, but that's okay, because it helps with the aged look.
 The others are sort of long and narrow. They are the width of the scrap piece of wood, while the larger one is two pieces glued side by side.
I am so very happy with how they came out and the will be living in my sewing room holding all my little items.
 Maybe now things will be less likely to get misplaced. Probably not, but I am trying here.
Make some up for yourself. They would also make great gifts for friends.  Have a great rest of the weekend.  Linking up with Kim at Sewjo Saturday.


  1. oh my word! These are so cute, and you made them!! LeeAnna Paylor lapaylor.blogspot.com

  2. Hi!!!! I love these!!!!! What a great and cute idea!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. These are very cool!! I had no idea that you could buy a yard stick these days!

  4. Clever and cute! Can't beat that.

  5. Those are awesome! So cute, and perfect for the sewing room!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! Thank you so much for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!!!!


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