Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This is a Great Idea

and it's pretty, too!  Organizing embroidery floss on clothes pins - because the plastic bobbins are really expensive, and the cardboard ones don't always hold up.  If you don't wrap it super tight, you could still open and close the pins enough to clip them someplace - maybe if you use a clipboard to hold your patterns?

I really love how this looks, so colorful!  The blogger said she did this for her daughter who makes friendship bracelets - and the clothes pins make perfect sense for that too.  Click the link to go to the original blog post.  (And yes, I found this on Pinterest - pinned it to my "Wish I'd Thought Of It" board.)


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I saw this too and it is a stunning display. Great idea, I don't know how feasible it is for cross stitchers though, I have the entire set of DMC (probably about 2 times over) and that's a whole lotta clothes pins. I don't know where you get plastic bobbins, but I get them at Hobby Lobby (they are much nicer than the DMC ones) and they are 0.99 for 50 bobbins. Not too expensive I don't think, really.

Andrea Holme said...

Thanks for the pricing tip, Vonna - my Hobby Lobby is a good 30-minute drive each way, and my Jo-Ann is inside the mall, so it's certainly not a "full-size" store. That may be why I ended up with the cardboard bobbins. I would probably do the clothespins on a project-by-project basis, and I do get mine at the dollar store, so they're about a penny a piece.

Mrs. Jones said...

Hi Andrea! Thanks for the mention!! So glad you like the idea. It's such eye candy ... I love looking at the photo. ;-)