Ah the recession... forcing students everywhere to mend things instead of throwing them out. Having spent about an hour rooting through my highly organised room, searching valiantly for a needle and thread (I know I had some carefully stored in some box or bag or something or other in a very safe place...), I realised I needed a sewing box! Now, I can't really sew. But, occasionally, I can stitch things back in place, like buttons or hems or other boring things, so of course I need somewhere to keep needles and threads and buttons and ribbons and other odds and ends...
Anyway, I found a small hat box during my quest and made this. Instructions are as follows:
1. Find one box - whatever shape you like!
2. Stick things on it - pictures, glitter, pasta, ribbons, whatever tickles your interest! I went with a picture of a lady sewing (how apt) from an old magazine.
3. Lash a bit of PVA glue on afterwards to make it nice and shiny (I haven't done that bit yet, best to do that outside or in a well-ventilated area and make sure you don't accidentally glue it to the table) and keep everything in place happily ever after.
Here's what I put on the other side!
So, anyway, back to the recession - encouraging mending stuff, recycling and make-and-do everywhere (or at least in my room).
(Plus I figured out how to use bluetooth to upload pictures from my phone to my computer - c'est une miracle!)