2.14.2014

The Crafting Box

To make a little extra money during the recession I sewed and sold embellished onesies, Ts and burp cloths.  Here's a little of what I did:




The business took off before it even started and I got busy and burned out so quickly that I had to stop.  But I love doing it in small doses and I have missed it so much.  I have been wanting to sew a gift for a birthday, new baby or just for fun.  But that's been an impossible wish because my sewing supplies have been in shambles.  Ha!  Last time I tried to sew I had to use the Spanish Owner's Manual to refresh my memory!  It would take me all day to set up shop just to sew an initial onto one T-shirt.  But last month I did a little organizing...


And when I found this Purl Soho Crafting Box from West Elm I could feel my heart sing!  I didn't even know I needed it until I stumbled onto it:


This simple lacquered box has 3 levels that stack and unstack as you need.  Each level is divided in a different way.  Take a look at it in action:


I can store it in my trunk with the sewing machine most of the time.


And if I want to do a project, I can now easily pull it out and unstack it on top of the table.


It took me a while to find all the supplies and I'm still missing a few measuring tools and patterns, but now that I have most everything gathered together in one spot, I'm excited!  I can now set up shop in less than 5 minutes with the Crafting Box!


The box could also be used for jewelry making supplies, a rainbow loom, knitting supplies, ribbons and embroidery, it is so very useful!


Great news, the Crafting Box is on sale and right now West Elm is offering an additional 15% off markdowns AND free shipping, tell it to your neighbor!!!  Use the code SNOWEDIN until Valentine's night at 11:59 PT.  Then after the free shipping ends on Friday night, you can still get 15% off markdowns with the code PREZ15 until Monday at 11:59 PT.

Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!

PS - A few of you asked about furniture.  Here are links to the actual items or if it wasn't available, a similar item:
My Desk


4 comments:

  1. I love your craft area--that looks great. I just redid my sewing area too--Martha Stewart makes some great craft/sewing furniture. Jason was nice to put it all together for me!
    What brand of burp cloths did you use? I find those are the hardest things to sew and applique...

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    1. Thank you! That was very nice of Jason! I think I used Gerber Premium 6-ply and I think I could only find them at Babies R Us. Those burp cloths were hard to figure out! A LOT of trial and error. I'll see if I can find my first one and send it to you, hilarious!

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  2. Looking at your January blog, that one quote reminded me of the "original" quote that someone must have added to and made a sign out of. The original quote says, 'Be kinder than necessary;everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.' It is SO TRUE!

    Cate <><

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