Little Things Please Little Minds…

Sometimes I find I have little things I want to share with you but they’re not really enough to write a whole post about, so I thought I’d lump three of them together, completely unrelated, a trio of little things…

I reorganised my sewing room recently and some of my stash is now in a set of four drawers. I decided to make some labels  so I remember what’s in each one, but also to cover up the patches where someone has previously stuck a sticky label!

I found some old-fashioned parcel tags which I think were left over from my daughter making Christmas tags last year. I also dug out a little book of labels which came free with a magasine years ago, in fact it was in the charity shop pile! I cut out four labels and stuck them on the tags having written on with a silver gel pen. They needed a bit more, so I rummaged in my button box for mini buttons and glued three on each one.This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_00063.jpg

I glued them onto the drawers and I think they look great. In fact I was so pleased with them I’ve made another eight for all my peacock boxes, as I’m forever pulling out the wrong box. These will just be blu-tacked on as I do change the boxes around and sometimes they will be better on the end, other times on the front; I’m gradually getting organised!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_0014-2.jpg

A couple of weeks ago I was in Duttons for Buttons buying some binca for my mum, I was stood at the counter just about to pay when a pair of embroidery  scissors caught my eye on a nearby stand. Well it was love at first sight!! Aren’t they gorgeous!! I just love the peacock colours and the shape of the handles. Of course with at least half a dozen pairs of embroidery scissors they weren’t exactly a necessity, more of a complete impulse buy!!  I wasn’t sure what they would be like to use with the shape of the handle, but they are actually really comfortable as well as beautiful!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_0016-2.jpg

Last January Catherine from Hillview Embroidery wrote a review about Advent Calendars for embroiderers. I was rather taken with the idea, so I kept an eye on the De Vere website and a couple of weeks ago a little box arrived. It was beautifully packaged, wrapped in tissue paper with a sprinkling of silver stars, 24 little bags filled with a different embroidery thread all wrapped in silver paper, string and pegs to hang it from and extra decorations such as cinnamon sticks attached to half a dozen of the bags. I’ve hung it up in my sewing room, just got to wait for December 1st!This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is dsc_00052.jpg


If I save all the little bags and pegs I can even get a refill next year! I bought three cheese Advent Calendars as well for my OH and my kids, so they’re happy too 🙂

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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18 Responses to Little Things Please Little Minds…

  1. katechiconi says:

    I’d have been able to resist those scissors either!


  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Ooh, love the idea of the advent calendar – mine is a cross stitch that I did 30 odd years ago. I attach all my favourite sweets to it.


  3. anne54 says:

    Those labels are a great idea. It is so frustrating to not know what is hidden in boxes and drawers, and then, of course, they never get used. Well, that’s the case for me! I hope you are going to tell us what is in those intriguing advent bags as you open them!


  4. Laura says:

    Love those scissors…good thing I didn’t see them first! 🙂


  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Your label idea is wonderful! And those scissors are exquisite – so nice to live where you can find such useful & pretty things.


  6. Deb says:

    Love those parcel tags! Great idea.


  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Your labels are cute. What a beautiful pair of scissors. I wouldn’t be able to resist them either. The advent calendar will be a continuous surprise escorting you to Christmas.


  8. claire93 says:

    Those tags are a clever and pretty idea. Scissirs are completly droolworthy and roll on 1st december so you can enjoy your advent calendar


  9. nanacathy2 says:

    I think I may just have to visit the York Duttons for Buttons now. What a super advent calendar , can’t think why the rest of your family wouldn’t prefer this to a cheese one.


  10. Elaine Livingston says:

    Love the tags to cover old tape. They look fabulous. Love your blog. I read it every day.


  11. kathyreeves says:

    The labels are fab! I can’t help laughing, though, you and your scissors! Your collection just keeps growing, you may have to mount some in a shadow box so you can choose which one to use each day!! My fabric drawers definitely need a thorough sort, maybe your cleaning spirit will rub off on me. :0)

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  12. Jane M says:

    What a great post. Loved your labels. Your new scissors are gorgeous.
    What a unique advent (like the sound of the cheese ones too!)
    All brilliant

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  13. What a wonderful way to organize – love those tags! And those scissors – ooooh so pretty!
    Advent Calendars for embroiderers – adorable (and brilliant)!

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  14. Absolutely a delightful post! ~ Sharon

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  15. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I love your labels they are so pretty and as I have loads of boxes, I might use this idea myself soon. The thought of sorting out all those boxes fills me with dread. How do we collect so much. I wouldn’t have been able to resist those scissors they are beautiful. I think the idea of treating yourself to a stitchy advent calendar is a great idea, I’d be looking forward to each morning. Really enjoyed your post, thank you. regards Mandy xx

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  16. Shasta says:

    Your tags are so pretty – great way to organize and make things prettier at the same time! The peacock scissors are cute and the advent calendar sounds like a great way to celebrate the holiday season.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. tialys says:

    You can never have enough scissors. Although you already know that don’t you? 😊

    Liked by 1 person

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