Making Things Better

A while back, I posted about my little embroidery setup.  But since I am a mama bird and constantly building new nests, I was looking for a setup where I could keep ALL my supplies.  I kept everything in a photo box for awhile, but then I found this goofy little treasure chest at the craft store, on sale for 40% off.  Yay! Trouble was, I thought it was pretty, um…UGLY.

So I asked Myla to help me with it,  because she makes everything awesome.  She immediately grabbed a marker, and started filling each panel with a new type of dragon.  Because she’s awesome, and that’s a great idea.

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I added some details and backgrounds to it, as she told me about each one…

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And when I painted it and added the details of what kind of dragon each was, it made me smile super big, because HOW COOL?!?!

On one side, she filled the center panel with a SEWING DRAGON, with pin legs, button eyes, and yarn hair.  There’s a skeleton dragon, nature dragon, and something called “zero knowledge dragon” at the bottom center (see how he doesn’t know his abc’s and thinks a dog is a cat and a cat is a dog?  That’s because he has zero knowledge).  sew7

On one side panel (above), she drew a mushroom dragon, the other was a flower dragon and a tomato dragon.

On the flip side, the center panel features a flame dragon, a candy dragon, grass dragon, slime dragon, and a water dragon.

Because OF COURSE IT DOES.

sew6So now that I have a lovely, magical treasure chest of crafts, let me show you the setup inside…

sew3First off, I put a foam core panel in the top lid, to hold things (that was my nephew’s great idea), and then everything else fits inside.

In the little ram zipper bag (which features the spider ram art on Redbubble by me & Myla), I keep fabric, glue, clips, and everything I need to put together the little Dandelyne hoops I use to frame the tiny embroideries.  Then I have another little thread folder (with a doxie-girl on the front by Mab Graves) that holds all my cotton threads, separated by colors.

sew4And the little top panel in the box lid comes down to tuck away the frame hoops (which have 3 parts each, so I separated them all up), and a few specialty threads.  But it’s tucked away up there so that it’s out of the way.

sew5But the new thing (above) is a little box that holds my collection of silk embroidery floss!  They’re a new find for me–softer and smoother, just for something a little more fancy.  So the silk threads are in this little tackle box, so I don’t get them confused with my cotton threads.embroideries.jpgAnd that’s my setup so far!  Do you have special setups for your hobbies?

2 responses

  1. I understand how the zero knowledge dragon feels. This is truly a treasure she will likely get in years to come.

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