I am pretty embarrassed to show you that picture above! That is my sewing cupboard in my kitchen. (I am still in the process of getting a craft and sewing room.) It has been getting pretty messy for a while, but duringthe wedding, when things got hectic, this cupboard got really bad because I would just throw things in there to get them out of the way and to make space on my counters. I decided it was time to get organized! I have some crafty ideas in mind for future posts and I knew that there were things in there that I will be able to use and avoid purchasing supplies twice.
Dollar Tree is one of my first go to places when I need to get containers for a reasonable price. This is an affiliate post, but the opinions are mine. Here are the containers I found!
I love the color and they come in all different sizes! The price point is perfect- $1. per basket!
I went through my cupboard, and the one on the wall above it! It is always surprising to find things that I have been missing in the least expected places when I do a little cleaning and organizing. I had to fill one basket with unfinished projects that I had forgotten about! I filled another with cuts of fabric that I had forgotten about! At the front of my messy cupboard you will see my old sewing machine that I have had since I was 19 years old. It doesn't work any more, but I can't part with it. I put it too the back of the cupboard. I found a bag of fiber fill! I didn't even know I had any! There was ribbon galore! Anyway, here is how the cupboard looks now.
Not perfect, but so much better! Now I just need to get to all of the other cubby holes where I have craft stuff stored!
By the way, while I was at Dollar Tree, I picked up a few other things. I really felt like I hit the jack pot this time! They have their Halloween stuff up and I got there before it has all been picked over. I had to restrain myself from buying all of the cute things I saw. (Although, I may have to go back for a few sparkly light-up Jack-O-Lanterns.) Here is what I did get:
Remember the colorful duct tape that I showed you in this post? I got some! I am going to work on a project with them today!
On the book aisle, I found this coloring book for adults! $1 ! These are so pricey in regular stores! And this one had a couple of owls in it that I love. Also, this novel by best selling author Julia Stuart. I really like the cover art, and it is set in Victorian times and involves colonization in India issues, as far as I can tell. I have only read the first couple of pages thus far, so I will let you know how it is as I get farther into it.
They had these cute little figurines for Halloween to paint, complete with paints and brushes. I thought that they might be fun to complete and decorate with. If my grandchildren were here, I know that they would love them.
Last, but not least, this baker's twine! They have a selection of colors and I have so many ideas to use this for! You will just have to wait and see, but I am so excited! Tell me about the good hauls you have made at the Dollar Tree!
There are lots of things in the works, we are still waiting to announce our give-away. I am working on the curtain tie-backs. Cocoa Bomb season is in full swing, and my oven is on! There is so much more to post about! So, stay tuned! Love ya!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!