October 14, 2011

You're Stuck With Me and Ribbon Organizer from a Wine Carrier

I've got in the habit of checking both of the craft stores in my area, the one that's well known with the initials JA and then the non-conglomerate one which carries no fabrics but does have a really good assortment of art supplies.  I used to only go to JA, but since they are still not responding regarding the faulty alphabet stencil set, I  decided to also go to the other store, I'll call it LP.

If I haven't confused you yet, I am finding the same items in both stores but LP is selling at a cheaper price.  I bought this jewelery form in LP for $3.59 and it's $4.99 in JA.    Paints, glue, inks, papers, and other items I was looking to buy cost more in JA than in LP.  The price differences are substantial.  LP=lower prices, not the store's real initials.

So, I've been wrist deep in glue this week.  In for a penny, in for a pound.  While I've been covering the form in papers, I've been gluing other things that needed to be fixed.  The temperature knob from the car broke and I hope the repair is long lasting, since I don't think we're going to find a replacement knob.  The cute little kitty on a Jack o' Lantern (pardon the blurry image)- his ear broke off in the bag, so I was able to glue it back on.  He was the figurine from the box of Red Rose Tea.   I used Dazzle Tac, it's a jewelery glue but it worked really well on these repairs.

This is as far as I've gotten on the form:  

I've been carrying this wine basket from home to home for years, and I'm always going to donate it, it didn't sell in my one and only yard sale.  Last week while rummaging in the basement I picked the basket up and said to it, "If I can't think of any use for you in the next day, you're going out the door!"  I don't know what happened, but within a minute or so, the idea of a ribbon organizer came to me.  Here it is on my wall:

I never did use it for wine, so at least it's getting some use even though as yet, I rarely use ribbons, don't know why I keep buying them, "just in case."  Are you a "Just in Case" shopper?


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Happy to say I am an "anything" shopper. However, also a bit of a hoarder. My husband is even worse...always egging me on to buy stuff. Bad husband! Bad husband! LOL! Seriously, I have bought a lot of "just in case" things when several stores (RS and TI to name two) went out of business. Love the ribbon dispenser. Fun post, too :) Have a great weekend!

New End Studio said...

Hi Debbie, Egging you on, I love that! If RS is the same RS I shopped at (in another state,) it closed years ago and I am embarassed to say that I still have supplies and bottles of paint from there- which I used this week! A few of my craft drawers can barely be shut- need to use some of these items! Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is rainfree.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Gloria! I am happy you have saved some money at the other store!! I love the little figurine! I wish I had of kept mine from Red Rose Tea! I had so many!!! Great idea about the ribbons! I have to admit, I buy a lot of ribbons too??? Don't know why?? Have a great one!

New End Studio said...

Hey Stacy! Thanks for the visit. I've so many figurines, gave some away, tossed others; maybe I should have a giveaway.

I was in WM and saw the exact same paint as in JA I wanted to try.
Wm= 97cents JA= 1.59 you know I bought them at WM!

Everytime I needed a bit of ribbon I couldn't find what I was looking for- now they're all in one place, and I still don't have what I'm looking for. HA!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I adore how you have your ribbons displayed! You can use them instead of bows on gift wrapped boxes.


Judy Haughton-James said...

Very creative. Sometimes out of the blue a great idea just comes up for an item and this certainly is one. Looks colourful and beautiful. The glue you mentioned sounds great. It is always good to have a handy glue around to fix things. Take care and have a good Thursday.

Chris said...

Don't you love it when one thing leads to another and it's a productive diversion.

Grace InAZ said...

What a nifty idea! It is a perfect ribbon holder! I'm hopping along from Katherine's Corner..have a wonderful evening. Hugs, GraceinAZ

New End Studio said...

Dee, Judy, Chris, and Grace, "Thanks for stopping by!"

Glad you liked the ribbon holder, I better come up with more uses as I bought 3 more rolls!