I've been looking through all of the products on the DMC site lately (for reasons that I'll share soon), and their horse floss holders caught my eye. Horses aren't really my thing, but the idea is good.
In all honesty, I should probably give up on keeping my floss organized. But at least I'd like it to be less tangled, which is why these floss holders from Girl on the Rocks are so attractive to me. (You know, that and the fact that they are too darn cute!)
1. Matryoshka Embroidery floss organizers, 2. Owl Embroidery Floss organizer
But then I got to thinking, maybe I could make my own. Ponoko has been calling out to me, and this would be a good opportunity to have some acrylic or bamboo cut. And so I started sketching a little.
But perhaps I could do something on my own here at home...I pulled out the Crop-o-Dile.
And punched a hole in a wooden disc. That works. But it's a little small. I could get a larger piece though. Hmm...or perhaps recycled cardboard?
With a little bit of felt, it became a ladybug, with a spot from my needle to be stored too. I like it.
But I feel like the idea could be explored more. So, here's the deal. Would you like to brainstorm with me? Let's toss around some ideas for shapes and materials...and who knows what kind of fun we could come up with!
Oh, and thank you for the ideas about the pearl cotton storage...this is all sort of related and I am trying not to just give up and have it all go in a big bag!