"When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is
to be alive,
~ Marcus Aurelius ~
Happy Tuesday to you, lovelies!
I wanted to share with you this organizer I made from an old mirror...minus the mirror :)
Once it was finished I placed it above my cutting table in my craft room
and it holds several items that I constantly use when I am crafting.
I had a mirror from when I was a teenager that I no longer use
and it was just taking up space in my closet
so my handy dandy husband took the mirror out
The perfect frame for an organizer.
I used fabric that I had purchased from a sweet friend, Donna.
Donna's Lavender Nest is the name of her shop where she sells charming fabric.
She also has a delightful blog and I'm sure a visit from you would put a smile on her face :)
She is quite the inspiration!
I will be showing more of what I made with her fabric on Thursday.
Okay, I measured out the fabric to fit the frame
and then I cut out two pockets to attach to the fabric.
I folded over the edges then sewed along the top side.
Then I pinned the pocket into place and sewed onto the fabric.
One little pocket for pens, pliers, hole punch, etc.
And another pocket for hot glue sticks.
I also made a pin cushion for the organizer
by cutting out a strip of fabric, folding over the edges, and attaching it to the background fabric.
I left one end open and filled with batting
then sewed it closed.
I use a lot of magnets when crafting so I took an old Mason jar lid
and glued the flat metal piece onto the lid.
I hot glued a piece of felt to the back and then hot glued it onto the fabric.
I added lace and a flower for an extra POP!
I attached the large piece of fabric to the back of the frame with hot glue
and I pulled it tightly while gluing it so that there were no wrinkle or gaps.
I also applied a strip of lace to hold hair clips and paper clips.
Two wooden spools were glued down to each corner for holding knick-knacks.
You have to have pretty knick-knacks, right :)
There is also a lace doily, paper medallions with buttons, rick-rack,
and pins for extra sweetness :)
Last but not least, I also made a matching banner
by cutting out triangles of fabric.
I applied stiff interfacing to the back of the fabric
and then sewed the triangles onto a long strip of lace.
There is a crocheted flower on each triangle at the bottom.
Come back and visit on Thursday to see the first room in the new home
and more of this darling fabric.
Many hugs to you, friends!