A little bit of organization

One of my crafty goals is to make some hair bows for my little girl. She’s got a head of hair, this one, and needs the bows to keep it out of her face and the curls under control.

So I bought some cute ribbon, some good clips, and wanted to try them out. Then I decided that I really should get myself organized first. I’m a big organizer. So I went to collect what I thought was a small amount of ribbon…and discovered that I had all this:

messes of ribbon

Agh! What a mess! These ribbons came from at least three different places in my house and that is unacceptable in my world. Now don’t worry, I didn’t go totally Martha Stewart on this and make ribbon holders across my entire sewing room. But I did think that I needed to consolidate everything into one place. For one thing, I was purchasing ribbon without knowing what I already had. Classic overpurchasing mistake.

So a trip to a store for one more photo box and a couple of hours later I had this instead:

Organized Ribbon

Ahhh…much better. It makes my heart happy to see anything better organized! Type AAA, that’s what I am.

Of course the ironic thing is that it took up all my free time that day to organize the ribbons so I never did get around to making her any bows. 🙁 LOL. And the project is still sitting in my sewing room ready for me to try it out. I mean those bows cost a minimum of $4 a piece. I can make them for less than that! And I know that the big bows will cost even more when she gets older. So I’m really saving money….at least that’s what I tell my husband when I come home with more ribbon. 😉

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3 thoughts on “A little bit of organization

  1. Your little girl is so cute!!!!!! You know there is this tool that my aunt uses to make bows and it is wonderful. I think she got it at walmart and it holds the bow for your so you have both hands free. She makes bows for my little one all the time.

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