Tuesday, September 11, 2012


It's back to school and back into the craft room - hooray!  That's not to say I took the summer off, mind you.  I've been hard at work on the cookie books among some other little things that you'll just have to wait to see. 

So - I was out on www.createforless.com and ordered some mini Velcro dots for use in the cookie books.  But what they sent me were these 12 foot long Velcro strips meant to be put up on the wall, with 20, 7/8th inch dots that can hold up to a 1/4 pound.  Well, obviously this is overkill for the little cookie book.  I called and let them know the problem, which they corrected immediately and to boot, they let me keep the stuff they sent in error.  Windfall!

What's a girl to do with all that Velcro tape? 

If you are like me, your craft room is nothing but little hidey-holes filled with treasures.  The biggest problem this presents is forgetting what you put away in this place or that.  Like my drawer full of embossing powders that I love, but don't use all that often.  So, I thought if I pulled them out of the drawer and put them out somewhere where I can see them, I'll play with them more often. 

In a previous post I showed you the shelf I built from bits from the local Home Depot.  I actually have two of them spanning the walls of the craft cave.  Each of the boards are 2" thick and that Velcro tape they sent me was 1.5" thick.  Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?  After running it along the edge of the wood shelf,  I stuck the round dots on the lids of the embossing powder and stuck them up!  Below you can see them running along the edge of the shelf. 

Did I mention I have 8 packages of this stuff?  I've used two.  If you don't want it, then I'll just have to find another hidey-hole for what's left. 


Andrea said...

Great idea, Anne! Love it! :)

Anonymous said...

this is a good organizing tip - we have so many things hidden awsay - o0f course - some days it is like finding a long lost friend

Barb Housner