We changed our cable package and now get a zillion more channels, so I'm catching up on series that are new to me. Like Lost. Even though it keeps getting weirder and weirder, I can't stop watching. In order to justify some of that Lost time (sorry, I couldn't help myself), I'm finding projects I can do while watching.
Enter my ribbon problem. I have two boxes full of ribbons and various fibers, and it takes me forever to find what I want in all the mess. I should have taken a "before" picture, but you can imagine - two boxed overflowing with tangled ribbons, ends sticking out everywhere.
I started out by sorting through stuff and decluttering - a fancy word for throwing out stuff you didn't need in the first place. Then I wound the ribbons around Formica tag samples and took other ribbons off large paper spools that just take up too much room.
I didn't know what I was going to use to hold all the ribbons. Then I remembered an artist case I bought at a tag sale. Basic, boring - hardware already removed.
I covered the box with some handmade paper from World Market (thanks to Montana Daughter).
The hardest part was putting all the hardware back !
The Formica tags fit pretty well in one of the compartments and the others hold rolled ribbons and assorted fibers.
Now to find another project so I don't feel totally guilty indulging in marathon TV watching. It can't be too complicated, though. There are so many twisting plots and flash-backs on Lost that I need to pay attention. I do have a few observations for the next marooned- on- a- remote- island series: everyone (especially the chubby guy) should be getting thinner, since their diet is mainly fruit, with the occasional gorge on wild boar or processed foods found in underground bunkers, and the women's eyebrows should be getting pretty ratty by season three. Just sayin'.