I am pleased to announce that I did something with some of my recently acquired rick rack.
I've been straightening up my crafting space this week. It's a lot of work! I have a bunch of new stuff to find space for, which isn't the easiest task. I have so much stuff already! So I've been doing a bit of purging and rearranging. In the midst of it the other evening, I decided to take a little crafting break.
I am really not much of a crafter. I am a stitcher, and I have confidence in my stitching. But crafting...eh, not so much. It's pretty hit and miss. Whenever I set out with a plan, with a list of supplies I need to buy to make that perfect project, I fail fail fail! But I think this little project, this on-a-whim creation, is pretty cool. Not as cool as these awe-inspiring creations from doe-c-doe, but still pretty darn neat-o. :) And the best part is I didn't have to go out and buy a thing. Love that. ♥
And now I have to figure out what to do with all the bias tape I inherited! There's a whole lot of it.
I think I might try my hand at making a banner. This flickr group is dedicated to homemade banners, and it's teeming with pics of inspiring garlands.
Anyway, back to the bias tape...
There are many packages of solid colored trim, but my hands-down favorite is the red gingham:
There are twelve total. Grandma must've hit a sale.
These polka dotted ones are nice, too. The brown and orange have me thinking of Autumn.
I find this one especially charming:
And you can't beat that price...nineteen cents...
Or can you?
I can't imagine a time when a three-cent markdown would have been considered a good price reduction. :)
And here's the least expensive package of trim in the bunch:
I don't know what shell braid is or what it's used for, but I love it anyway.
Amongst the bias tape and trims was some lace:
I love that it's similar to the lace featured in the ad on the back of this old catalog I found in Grandma's house.
I really love some of the dress patterns inside, especially these ones by designer Betsey Johnson:
And this one, too:
I am hoping to get more pictures of the things from Grandma's house (like the vintage linens) posted so I can share with you. But first I have to finish getting my craft room straightened up! So far, all I've done is clear off my desk a bit (how does it manage to get so cluttered..and so quickly?) and organize the closet.
I think it's a pretty good start, though. So good, in fact, that I have a hard time shutting the closet doors. All I want to do is sit and stare at the neatly organized containers and colorful bits of fabric and trim. :)