Thursday, 12 June 2008

Ribbon Scavenger

When it comes to ribbon and trim, I am a scavenger. I collect any kind of ribbon from packaging, etc. I even untie the cord from fancy shopping bags if it is pretty enough. I've been stuffing these bits and pieces into my scrap ribbon box, and though I have used quite a lot of it over the past little while, the box was getting kind of full and it was becoming difficult to find what I need. So I decided to hang my ribbon. I saw on someone's blog (a really long time ago so I don't remember was someone who sells fancy ribbon) that they used hooks for hanging ribbon, grouped by colour. It looked amazing! Well, I didn't have any hooks, but I did have a nice long piece of white ribbon that had "kushies" printed on it, otherwise I would have used it already. I took two upholsery tacks and attached that ribbon to the wall in my craft area. It's just the right height and length to display all my longer ribbon scraps, leaving room in the box for pieces shorter than a foot or so. I was going to arrange the ribbon by colour to make it look all pretty before I took the picture, but I forgot. Oh well, you get the idea. This collection doesn't count the ribbon that I have bought on spools. I have another bin for that, waiting for some kind of organisation inspiration. JK and I went to the dentist today. She still doesn't have any teeth, but I needed a cleaning and checkup. JK was cranky! She was ok until the dentist came in with a mask on and stood and looked at her. What baby wouldn't freak out with this scary-looking thing standing in front of her asking "Is it a girl or a boy?". (JK's sports-themed umbrella stroller confuses people, with the blue and the footballs...what, girls can't play sports?) Anyway, it was difficult to keep her happy during my cleaning. And I got a lecture about flossing. The hygenist said that for me, given my history and my current two small cavities, flossing is more important than brushing. So I need to recruit KD's help in reminding me to floss. The good news though is that my old metal fillings are still holding up and don't need replacing yet! And that is more than you ever wanted to know about my teeth.


  1. I save ribbon scraps too! Yours is much better organized than mine. I stuff mine in a box and forget where I put it!

    Don't you hate the denist? I'm not even sure WHY I hate him, but I do!


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