How To Pack A Box Of Inspiration
It's probably another 3 months or so away from our big move. Still, I've been going through things in my craft room, trying to organize and pack.
I guess the Girl Scout motto, "Always Be Prepared" stuck with me through the years.
Moving is stressful enough without the thought of waiting for a moving company to throw everything into a box last minute.
My little space is filled with things that I love, displayed in a unique fashion and out in the open for
Unfortunately, those displays of inspiration and eye candy wasn't exactly "move ready" so I decided since I have the luxury of "time" I would start putting things neatly into plastic bins and cardboard moving boxes.
One of the things I came across was this box of vintage embroidery threads I found at an antique store a couple years back.
I thought it would be a good time for a packing break and a mini photo shoot to share some of that
eye candy with you.
My goal is to enjoy this process and not get overly stressed. While packing away my things, I still listen to my favorite music, drink a glass of wine, burn some candles & incense, drink a glass of wine, and still keep a small area for a dose of inspiration.
Oh, and did I mention drink a glass of wine?
Here's a little peek at an embroidery piece I'm working on...
I think it's time to stop the packing for now and finish this, after all Valentine's Day is almost here!
I think hearts are beautiful any time of year though, don't you?
Thanks for visiting and taking a break with me ladies!
A big hug...
Sounds as if your packing is coming along. It is good to take breaks though, and a glass of wine here and there doesn't hurt either. Good luck with the packing Becca,
Lovely old threads.
Love all of this eye candy.....
I kind of wished that I had packed a box of inspiration, to be opened when I needed to see it again, or anytime I felt "down", because I understand now how much it could have helped me through that long year. Just being able to touch, and maybe work with some of my materials during the transition time would have helped.
We had such a space crunch, and there wasn't really any place to put a box of inspiration. So it was all packed up.
Now I am opening up boxes in my studio, and it's like going to the store and buying all the supplies I need to help me express the creativity that has laid dormant for a year.
It might be something for you to think about, even if your move isn't as long.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Love this old floss. I still have some of my Grandmother's floss. I just keep it in a bag, and look at it every once in awhile. She was such a talented stitcher. I did not inherit that talent!! :-)
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend dear Friend!
These photos are great!! Love the vibrant colours! Your home is so warm and inviting Becca!
How smart you are to pack a box of inspiration!!!
Are you counting the months??
Oh I love the wine part best :))!!!
Happy weekend to you!
It sounds like the best way to avoid stress that I know!
have a wonderful weekend Becca,
thanks for taking a peep at my blog, always nice to be in contact with a cat and crafts person.
I have tried and tried with the shuttle tatting, I cant even get started, this bit about getting the stitches onto the other thread has me stuck, I have tried it so many times, I must be thick.......
But....needle tatting is sooooo easy in comparison, I love it.
But that doesn't stop me from fuming over the fact that I can't get the shuttle going, I hate to be beaten.
Look forward to reading your blog in the future