Ok so not to annoy everyone or be "sickengly" sweet...but...my husband is just the BEST. Those of you who know him know that I'm right. He's supportive, interested, encouraging, motivating, and all in all totally 'into' whatever my passion-of-the-moment tends to be (especially when it's him *wink*!).
I think he's finally realized that THIS (paper crafting/scrapbooking) is the passion. Not my passion of now to be forgotten tomorrow or next month (candle company consultant, tree frog, bass guitarist, make-up artist, etc, etc) but this is it. So - without getting you all gagging...hehe...he came up with a WONDERFUL solution for my ever growing ribbon collection.
I just love the ribbon. I love holding it, looking at it, mixing and matching it and using it for all sorts of reasons!! I find the colors, textures and designs as inspiring as designer paper.
He bought dowels measuring 3/8ths of an inch (he took the measurement from the middle of the smallest spool of ribbon that I own) and found simple hardware that the dowels sit easily in. He then trimmed the dowels down, leaving enough room on the ends so that I can hang my small collection of punches. I can't thank him enough...seriously. They were just stacked up on my tables, sitting in baskets and large tupperwares...it was an unsightly mess. And I couldn't find anything quickly when I needed it! This is an awesome use of my space!! YAY!! Thanks honey!!
And - my MIL/FIL gave me a very generous gift certificate to Michael's for Christmas. I'm one of those people who wants to go out the day after Christmas to spend any $ that I received. I can't wait...what can I say.
So...when I was shopping I happened to literally stumble upon this AWESOME shelving unit from Making Memories. It was 90 on sale for 60!! I was THRILLED!!! It's able to hold about 60 spools of ribbon and tons of assorted stamps and embellishments. Before I had my little jars and bottles just perched precariously on my windowsills just waiting to fall and wake my little ones at any moment while I worked at night. But this was a true find!! And thank you again to my darling husband who carefully and safely mounted this last weekend. (because if it were up to me I'd have hung it on 2 tacks shoved anywhere into the wall...HA!)
Just when I think I love him as much as I can...everyday I fall a little more in love. (i know, i know...SO corny!)
I hope that everyone is having a creative night! HAPPY FRIDAY!