Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Note to Ffroggie


Over on UK Scrappers I have a friend called Ffroggie. Well, don't you?!
Some months ago, five of my team-mates, (including Ffroggie) found themselves in a position to visit these parts. We enjoyed a day together at my local crop, had a fab pub supper and the next day, invested valuable time chatting and hanging at my house. In the 'hanging', there was some looking in on my lovely little craft room. I call it the 'workroom'; I can't quite bring myself to refer to it as a study, and it certainly is too practically planned to be a den or a snug, so workroom seems fitting - after all, some of the things I make are for 'work'. I digress. How unusual.
In the looking around, a couple of teamies decided that my large cheapskate glass vase full was a good and attractive way to store the ridiculous amount of ribbon that I buy. I like it - I like it because it's colourful and cheerful (sorry, bad photogrpahy means you have to imagine that!), because it looks desperately untidy - yet contained, because it's right next to me when I finally get down to making something and because even for me, rummaging through it is no effort. Stay with me interweb, there is a point here. Couple of weeks ago at the most, I learned on our team thread that Ffroggie has found herself a glass vase, ribbons for the storage of. And I feel a moral obligation to let her know that a full to overflowing vase does not stop you buying ribbon. No sir. It just means that in an attempt to avoid standing on the contents to get more ribbons into the vase, I'm about to spend a really nerdy evening of sorting, winding and tidying my vase. Perfect job for the hand that's still bandaged, no effort and can involve interaction with my Dunnit lovelies. This glass jar has been a big WIN for me. Enjoy, Ffrog.

7 comments:

Caryn said...

Jules you do have a way with words - that is so funny. I hope Teresa posts a picture of her vase on her blog too!! Actually, I think I might need a vase myself!!

Caryn xxx

Kerry said...

Great way to store ribbon. I would always needs the one that is at the bottom though LOL

Sandie Grisé said...

time spent with friends is time well spent! And what a beautiful glass jar!

Jay said...

Lovely way to store ribbon. I'm about to re-organise my ribbon storage, unfortunately I recently dropped and broke a similar vase to yours.

Catherine said...

Hope the ribbon sorting is going well. I too love ribbon and keep buying it!! I store mine on a pole, in fact it was the pole for opening the loft but now it's my ribbon pole. You can see it on my blog. Go to the labels and then go to craft room.

ffroggie said...

Hmmmmmm, got to keep up with the Dunnit's now have I Caryn? OK, just for you, I will post a piccie of my overflowing jar, just as soon as I have taken one :)

Brilliant jar Julia :D

kelly said...

love the storage , i sometimes wish i could meet up with some friends ofline maybe il try organise now uve inspired me