Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pretty = Productive

The other day, I was reading Knitterbeader's Place and she mentioned storage for WIPs. Well, that reminded me of two things...

1. I am hoping that part of my "balance" includes finishing some of those works in progress

and

2. I had purchased some project folders last October.


Originally, I purchased them to hold my class specific, bits and bobs for Silver Bella. As I was packing my pretties for SB, I thought that these would also be great to hold all the bits and bobs for WIPs. Oh, and that they should be prettified to boot.


So yesterday, that's what I worked on.

I recently purchased this kit from Paperhill and LOVE how easy and fast these rosettes are to make! I've been experimenting with all different types of fabrics, ribbons and lace and thought they would work well to spiff up the folders.


Now that my Wips and their supplies are each contained in their own pretty place, maybe I will be more likely to grab a folder and finish something!

Have a beautiful day!

13 comments:

Leanne said...

I've been using gallon sized plastic bags. These are much nicer! And thanks for the enabling on the rosette. Have always wanted to know how to make these!

knitterbeader said...

Alisa, these are just beautiful and a very clever idea. Thanks for mentioning my Blog. I, like Leanne, had been using gallon sized plastic bags until I purchased the drawer set-up I have. However, I'm not sure how knitting "work-in-progress" projects can fit into a folder. I am going to purchase one of the rosette kits, and I'll figure out where to put them,

Lori said...

Alisa, your rosettes are gorgeous...i bought a book on ribbon work, and for the life of me, i cannot get mine to look right...aw well...try, try again and all that...i'll figure it out one of these days...your folders look wonderful, like a piece of art all on their own...

the wild raspberry said...

they are a beautiful way to stay organized!

Charlene said...

Very pretty indeed. Much better than the zip lock I have my bits & pieces in. Is there ever enough time to do all that we want to do? Hugs! Charlene

Suz said...

What a terrific idea and sooo beautiful. You do the loveliest things, Alisa.

Suz
Owner of your beautiful bird sachet

cindy said...

Love this! I got that same kit from Paperhill (love her!) and clever girl...to put it on paper!

-c
yapping cat

Diane said...

How pretty, Alisa. What a good idea for when you go somewhere overnight and can just grab a package and go with it.
Diane

Caleen said...

I love the flowers you made.. I have been trying to make some too.. I really love what you did.. Really classy.. :)

TinyBear said...

Those are soooo pretty Alisa - what a great idea.
Love your rosettes too - think I´ll have go with some too

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

That is such a FANTASTICAL idea--and I love your typical Alisa "prettied up" style! Thanks for teaching me to make those lovely rosettes!

Allie said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I love your rosettes......heading over to that site to take a look at the kit. You have such a wonderful way of making everyday things special!!

Are you missing the sun as much as I am?
~Allie

FILIGREE MOON said...

Organized and gorgeous too! ~ Angela