Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inexpensive Ribbon Spool Holder

I am all for using everyday items and repurposing them. Taking a preowned item and reusing it makes me happy. So here is my idea for a ribbon spool holder that I think anyone can afford. I used a vintage paper towel rack that I picked up for a few dollars at my local thrift store. You can find these in just about any thrift store and you don't have to buy them new. Now if you have more than 10 spools of ribbon, this may not be the option for you, but if you only have a few, it's a great idea.

Use a pin to keep the ribbons from unraveling when you are unwinding the ribbon you need. The spools turn easily on my holder, so I am able to pull ribbon from a spool quickly and efficiently. Now some of my spools have really small holes and won't fit over the rod on the holder, so I just cut them to make them fit. Just cut notches all the way around the hole to make it larger, until if fits on the holder.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Can't wait for Antique Alley

Antique Alley
Every year I look forward to Antique Alley, a 25 mile long antiquing haven. The adventure starts in Cleburne, Texas and runs along FM4 and FM916, all the way to the city of Maypearl. It starts this Friday, September 16th, and on the17th and 18th. There are several flea markets, and off the beaten path sales to stop at, it's impossible to hit them all. It is so much fun - come on over if you can!

Earth Keepers


- to alter or adapt for new use without changing the essential form or nature of.
- to use again in the original form or with minimal alteration.
- to help to pass through a cycle again.

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