Saturday, 23 February 2008

Bin there, done that!

(I think that's the worst one yet)

I have often commented that the bin in my sewing room is something of a disgrace. It's one of those wicker things, not very sturdy (it's ALWAYS tipping over and spilling bits of thread all over the place. grrrr), too small and just not good for a crafty room's image.

Inspired by these storage boxes, I got an idea of how to put together something that would do the job. So last night I whipped this up:

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And then produced this:

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I took pics along the way, but in all honesty I can't claim the tutorial as all my own work. I'm going to mail the very clever lady who made the boxes if she would mind awfully if I posted my version, and if she says it's OK I'll pop it on the blog. Basically, I followed the same idea but I made the shell and lining the same, I used heavy drill to interface my fabric, I used a recycled box to make the case and put it all together in two sections.

NOTE: One needs to be very careful when pinning the top sections together, because if you let the pin stick right out you end up with an injury like this one.

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The stupid thing is that I was so careful cutting up my cardboard with a stanley knife, then I go and slice my finger open on a pin!! Durrrr.

4 comments:

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

OK, you are just too super crafty. You're like my crafty superhero. I can't believe all the awesome things you whip up lickety-split.

Maybe you can craft up a glittery & sparkly band-aid for that bloody finger of yours.

Marie said...

I was sure I'd commented on this post. I think the blogger comment gremlins must have eaten it - or I didn't actually click "post" as I was sneakily blog-hopping in work.

Ouchy on the finger injury. Things to do with nails always make me feel a bit queasy (a feeling I know you're well accustomed too .... PASS THE SMELLING SALTS!)

The new bin looks fab - and somewhat complicated! Although I could probably do with one to counter act my overflowing plastic Ikea bin!

Indigo Blue said...

OUCH!!!

melly~ said...

I love that you stopped and took a picture for your blog before applying the first aid. :)
You need the dedicated blogger award! :)
Love your blog!