Hi peeps, it's been raining cats and dogs all afternoon and evening, perfect for cleaning the craft area!
Here's a picture of the Kupol box I mentioned in my previous post. I found the printer cart years ago at a yard sale for free or cheap. I thought about thrifting it, but had a flash and stowed it under my desk. It had become a home for random things, so I put my 12" scrapbooking boxes inside. As you can see, there's lots of room fory Spacemaker boxes too. Genius!
The clear plastic drawer on the bottom is the Kupol box, no assembly required! It fits perfectly and there's still room for more stashing. It came with some plastic dividers but I didn't really need them.
Picture under the cut as the LJ app is horrible for uploading pics.
Lastly, I bought a Rogbert swivel chair to replace my old kneeling chair (which someone picked up for free). The kneeling chair wasn't a good way to use an L shaped desk. The only downside is that I will have to make a sit upon as it is freezing cold in the basement!
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Hi peeps, I am once again cleaning up my craft area after a few years. I have been destashing a lot. I'm almost 40 and there are some things I am pretty sure I am not going to get to in this lifetime ;) We have a nicely curated Mennonite thrift store in town and I have been giving craft stuff to them. They have a great craft and fabric section and it's tempting enough for me not to shop there :D
Anyway, we endured a trip to IKEA yesterday. I wanted to get some under desk storage. I have this lovely L shaped desk downstairs but because there is a railing for hanging files underneath it, every little file cabinet is just a wee bit too small.
But luck was with me and I found these cheap little metal carts called Lennart for $14.99 Canadian. Just the perfect size and the three drawers hold letter sized paper. I bought two and assembled them tonight. They were easy to put together, but I goofed the first time around. The drawer bodies are one big piece of metal and you fold the sides up. I folded mine the wrong way so they couldn't hang in the frame. Doh! Fortunately I was able to take them apart. I was really surprised that I could do this :D
These little carts are cute and have two wheels, so they can be mobile. They could be laid down in the trunk of a car too! I don't know what I will put in them yet. I kind of want to jazz then up by weaving yarn through the holes for a fun look.
The other thing I bought is a big drawer called Kupol. Originally I was going to get a Samla box, but this was better. See, I have this old printer cart with one shelf. It was always in the way and overloaded with craft supplies on top. Then I got the idea of pushing it under my desk where it sticks out a little and is just barely tall enough. I pulled out everything that was piled inside and stacked my 12x12" Iris paper boxes in there instead. I didn't want to pile things under the cart, so I was thrilled to find this Kupol box. Things won't get dusty :)
There are lots of different sized Kupol boxes, but because IKEA was starting to frazzle us, I just grabbed it and went. It was a little price at $26, but no assembly required :) You could get a bunch of units and stack them too!
I take the bag and cut it into strips. Then use these strips as yarn (plarn). You can find this technique in details on youtube, they have a lot of videos.
You can make different kind of items using plarn like hat, tote, backpack, key chain, placemat, bath rug and so on...
I show you my finished work here. Any questions about technique you are welcome to ask :)
Water bottle tote with a charm.
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