Saturday, February 11, 2012

Little Helpers

I worked on a little crafty project for myself today.  It was cold and icy out.  Snow showers popped up again every so often, so it was a perfect day to stay in and do this little project. I can’t take credit for this idea at all.  I saw this wonderful idea on Creative Carmelina’s blog.  She did a great job! I thought these were so unique and pretty to provide a function in any craft or sewing room.


Carmelina used these images above from The Graphics Fairy.  After I saw Carmelina’s post, I had her project on my mind.   Pop on over to Carmelina’s blog and see what a great job she did on hers! Then Karen {at The Graphics Fairy} posted this set of French ladies.

Loved them! Within her post on them, I was led to two more sets, for a total of six French ladies!  I printed them out on cardstock.


A large cereal box {the kind that holds the two bags of cereal from the warehouse clubs} was cut up as my base.  This box is a lot sturdier and thicker than the cereal boxes from the grocery store.


I cut the ladies out as closely as possible.  I used craft tape to attach a piece of vintage look cardstock to the cardboard and then used craft glue to adhere each lady.


I kept them as close to the top as possible.


Here is how they will be helping me!


This will be a big help to keep my pieces of lace, seam binding and any other bits and bobs neat and in order!  Plus, they look so pretty!


Twelve more to go and I’ll have a bevy of French beauties to help keep me neat and organized.  I found this box {that held a napkin holder and napkins from Home Goods that I’d saved} to hold them for the time being.


They do make me think that this type of thing might have been around over the years past, just for this purpose, too.


Thank you, Carmelina, for sharing such a great idea and for your thought that “our studio spaces and sewing rooms need to look as beautifully arranged as the rest of our homes”.  A true statement!  Thanks also to Karen at The Graphics Fairy for her continued generosity in sharing these images!

Linking up with

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground


P.S.  I added the new Linky Followers by my regular Followers down a bit on my sidebar.  I decided to add this on, even though my blog is on Blogger, for anyone who follows or reads my blog that isn’t on Blogger.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to have it, so please know that it is there in the event you want to sign up to follow me through that as well.


Okio B Designs said...

Oh my god, I was just literally on here a second before you posted this to see if you had added Linky Followers. =) I just added to mine too. And these are such a great idea - I need to make some too as my seam binding gets all tangled up.

Did you get snow?


Anonymous said...

Oh wow! You did a great job! I love that you were inspired to beautify your studio space with the LADIES OF LACE.

thanks for mention, I truly appreciate the link.

Ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Absolutely brilliant- what an excellent idea and great post!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love this and what a great idea! Love the olden ladies.
Be a sweetie,

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Too weird. I did not read Creative Carmelina's post about this but I had done something very similiar to this awhile back with my lace!

Yours turned out very nice.

theromanticrose said...

Bel blog creativo!Sono una tua nuova lettrice italiana!Rosetta

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea and I'd love to copy it to. I have so much ribbon and trim just thrown into a box!
Carmelina is so talented.


Decor To Adore said...

I absolutely LOVE it when everyday things are transformed into special bliss. Well done!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a great project! I love this idea, Kathy. Thanks for sharing. I'll add it to my ever growing long list of ways to better organize things in my craft room.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great idea and those images are so pretty Kathy! Just followed you on Linky:)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Cute, cute idea!!!...I am sure with your creativity you can think of more uses for your "little helpers!

Stitchfork said...

Smiling as the pink one looks like a bustle on her dress!
xo Cathy

Anonymous said...

What a great idea- just lovely! You have a beautiful home and I love your crafting room. This will look lovely there! I'm now following on Linky Follower too.

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Kathy,
I love that you used the French ladies for this project! They look so pretty, adorned with all those colorful ribbons!!

Unknown said...

This is a good idea, so pretty.
Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

That's a great idea. I hate to admit I've been wrapping my bits and pieces on ugly cardboard. You have inspired me to go "pretty it up".

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Good Lord Woman!! This is so cute and such a great idea! Looks like they are wearing pretty skirts...your killing me on here today! I haven't done much of anything lately and am itching to "create" something!!

So cute!

Lou Cinda

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