Friday, March 16, 2018
We were talking about being prepared for anything mini and I mentioned my travel workbox.
I got it out this morning and straightened and added a few things that were missing.
Years ago I filled a fishing tackle box from Walmart with supplies and tools that stay in that box at all times. If I need something to do on vacation or even if I need something to take to Wednesday Witches, it is always ready to grab and take along.
I am having Witches here this week and I thought that it would be good to have it in order. That way I can show them what I am talking about and I can show you at the same time. This idea could be used for any transportable hobby. I have one that has a lot of stuff for beadwork too.
The second, third, forth, and fifth photos have a quarter of the box. I will go through what is in the sections one at a time.
The second photo has stuff for making baskets in the first and second sections. The third one has an assortment of ribbons and a small matchbox full of thread, with pins and needles on the top padded cover.
The second section has tampex forms for purses and pillows.
The third section is for finished items.
The forth photo has glue syringe and other tools.
The back row has ribbons and trims and a section with all kinds of cardstock and paper.
The forth one has a lot of fabric in the front section and lots of leather in the back section, along with some patterns for hats, shoes and purses.
I purchased the box at Walmart for under five dollars in the fishing department. I much prefer these boxes for storage over the ones that they sell in the craft section. Besides, they are much cheaper than the ones in the craft section and some of the dividers are movable so that you can make some sections larger and some smaller.
If you want t make a smaller workbox, the one on top of my larger one is a little smaller all around. This one is $2.88 plus Tax. I bought that one this morning and am going to make a smaller kit in this one. Maybe just for baskets and rya rugs. Anyway, if you build one, just put in things that you know that you will use.
I am going back now and make another smaller workbox.
See you tomorrow.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The stuff that you see around Tessie is what I managed to buy. Tessie seems to think that it is all hers.
No way. No how!! Mine. All mine!!!
Thus, new needles!
When I first started using Delica beads, I could fit all of the Delicas in the box that Tessie is sitting in... Somewhere on the list is rearrange Delica beads...
I am going back to the bedroom and rearrange beads now.
Back to the beads. See you tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Not a very good total. 45 beads strung and a bad mess up at the end.
I am going to have to start over.
I had watch faces and lots of small beads. I saw that I had a bracelet that I started in there too. If I didn't want to do watches, I could do the bracelet...
When I got to that point for the third time, It was a mess. I decided that I didn't want to work on a watch. I pulled out the bracelet and then discovered that I had none of the beads for that bracelet in the box...
I refused to answer Tessie when she asked what I made her at Witches.
She was NOT happy. We both spent the rest of the afternoon pouting.
I am going to get up in the morning and start working early. This can't go on!!!
Tessie at least had a comfortable place to pout.
I don't have a giant cat that can keep me company.
No more messing around. I am going to get Tessie's list and start at the top. One hundred and three items to go... Back to work in the morning.
See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
I went to Walmart. When I returned, I did a couple of hours of yard work...
Tessie is not happy. Oh well. What can I say?
I will read the rest of the list tomorrow.
See you then!
Monday, March 12, 2018
First I found her recruiting Spike. He was resisting with all his might. He is pretty much on my side, since I am the one that feeds him...
I am staying out of her way.
She followed me in and started scribbling on a sticky note...
You don't want to see the other side of said note...
In the tiniest print that she is capable of, she has a list of 103 things that she wants done.
It not only has things to be done in the workroom. She also included cleaning the refrigerator and both of the hall closets. And then she went on and added the shelves in the garage, the back porch and the unfinished minis that she wants finished...
I do believe that it will take me about five years to get it all done... I guess I had better get started tomorrow.
See you then!!!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
For instance, my Chinese monkey...
Two inches instead of twenty four inches is quite a LOT shorter.
I have no problem keeping these. She says that they cover to much of her up.
She suggested an apron, but I vetoed that idea. I am not crocheting or tatting her an apron. No way! No how!!!
I seldom wear that one. Not a comfortable piece of jewelry. Too heavy.
The mother of pearl and the crystal one are both much more wearable.
I think that I know why someone put the other chocker in the thrift shop bag. Heavy!!!
These are some or the ones that I am making these days. Much lighter and much more wearable.
I like the one on the bottom left. It is a piece of dichroic glass that someone made. I did the wire wrapping.
Anyway, That's what sidetracked me today. I am cleaning, but not mini cleaning.
Back to work. See you tomorrow. Maybe even with minis!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
I just finished the bracelet that she is holding. As soon as I did she found the beaded one that is about 3/4 done.
Oh well. At least I get a break from cleaning this way.
She keeps yelling at me to hurry up and finish, so that I can get back to cleaning.
OK Tessie. I'm going back to work.
See you tomorrow.