Do you ever go to Target for dish soap and come out with a car load? Yep, happens to me all the time. Well, I have always been a fan of the rubbermaid cubbies that hold those cute little boxes and I am a sucker for anything in miniature scale, so I hesitated for about 4 seconds and threw this trio into the cart. The base and the 2 mini hot pink cubes.
I knew it would perfect at the end of my sewing/cutting table and I could have a spot to hold needles, bobbins, and other supplies that are usually ON the sewing table and in my way.
After auditioning several boxes/bins on the larger bottom compartment I finally made my own Fat Quarter Bin - tutorial coming tomorrow!
My next step was to build a little dresser for my bobbins and sewing machine gadgets from some jewelry boxes I collected from Boden over the last couple years. So easy and not a stitch to sew!
I just glued all the boxes together with craft glue:
Then I cut a piece of fabric as if I was gift wrapping the box, and ironed the outside edge in about 1/2".
Next I coated the outsides (not the drawer sides) with craft glue, turned the box upside down, centered it and just wrapped it like a present.
If you want to make one but are lacking in Boden jewelry boxes, you could use oversize match boxes. I think they sell them in craft stores as they are used in scrapbooking & stuff now.
Now a confession, up until last night I had been using this orange tomato thing as a pin cushion! Sewing for years and never made myself a pincushion:
Just didn't look right among my girl Sandi Henderson Farmer's Market goodness. So at 11pm last night I made the wonkiest attempt at a dahlia pincushion ever. It's from Sandi's book Sewing Bits & Pieces. I guess curves, late nights and furious determination do not add up to a perfect circle! Oh well, still an improvement on the orange tomato thing!
So, come back by tomorrow for the Fat Quarter Bin tutorial.