Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: Ribbon Organization

I have many rolls of ribbon because of a business adventure that didn't take off. No bother, I find that I can use ribbon on a lot of things. Problem was, I had all of my ribbon in a box. It was working, but not well enough.

When I reorganized my studio, I knew that I wanted to hang my ribbons up much like we have at work. Space in my small 9' x 10' studio is limited. That's when I saw it! I could hang the ribbons up in the dead space behind the door.

I admit that I did a first run hanging on my own. My hooks sagged a little, then Hubs came in and reinforced them. He recycled some wood strips off of a canvas that I was tossing, attached those to the wall, then reinstalled my hooks.

Voila! Here it is: To avoid having these rolls unroll on their own, I did need to pin the ends down. It was a space saving solution to my organizational need. Works for me!

Smiles in my day:
- Hubs is feeling better. Seems as though he and K- shared a bit of the intestinal yuck this week. Hubs had to leave for a conference today, so the timing couldn't have been more perfect for him to feel better.
- Walking K- to school this AM. We told Mr. Jim that we missed him. Oh, do my hips and legs miss the walking. Let us just say that I can see the effect of no walking on them.
- The PTA meeting yesterday. Mr. B-, the principal, gave me an atagirl for standing up to a citizen regarding K-'s school rebuilding plans. Her school is slated to be rebuilt here in about a year or so. The gentleman was arguing that he couldn't see a need to rebuild, that the school appeared just fine to him. I respectfully asked if he had really looked where he was sitting. "Looks great to me!" "Have you walked around the school?" "I used to inspect these buildings!" "Sir, do you have a student that attends here?" "No." Apparently, I said all of the things that the principal and architects wanted to, but couldn't. As of that meeting, I am now on the community meeting team regarding the school building plans. I am with a handful of other parents that will meet with school board members and architects every other week to try to implement ideas and shuffle space in our school for the best regarding the space that we have allotted to us. It is kind of exciting to have the opportunity to be so involved in something so permanent in the community.
- My niece will be staying overnight on Saturday (Shhh! It's a surprise to K- and J-!) We'll be starting our seeds. The girls will love it!

Have a great day!


Rach said...

Great ribbon storage solution. Mine stays in a plastic filing bin--ROYGBIVed, of course. ;oP

Hooray for all the smiles! It has GOT to feel good to get out walking again. :o) Just the other day Lily was asking when we were going to go hiking again. I guess it's about that time, huh? Now, if only Ellie will allow me to get up those hills...;o)

concretenprimroses said...

good idea to put them behind the door. Over the doors and windows is another space. My dh has bookshelves in his study that sit on the tops of his door and windows.