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:
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:
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. 😉