My ickle bitty baby girl trotted off happily this morning in her blazer at the gates of her new school... She was sooooo chuffed.... I stood and waved her off, all big and brave... but it was a bit breezy by the school and I think I got some grit in my eye or something!! ;-)
So home I came.... feel a bit.. I dunno... not lost, not worried, just a bit sad I suppose that my baby has grown up so fast... blink of an eye she will be a teenager... then a sixth former.. then (fingers crossed, because she is desperate to go) a Uni student.. and then a Grown Up! It is all going too quickly!
So I sat here... did my farm.. tried to work, but not in the mood... what shall I do?
I decided to tidy and sort out my craft cupboard.. that would keep me busy as everything has just been stuffed into the nearest gap and I can't find anything!! LOL
OK.. where to start.. Pro Markers... Oh How I Love Them... But how to store them? I have a fairly limited space, so one of those beautiful converted CD racks people are making is out of the question, at the moment they are all in a tidy bag, but it is a pain in the ... you know what, to find the colours... need a new way to store them!
Plus you are supposed to keep them flat so that all the ink doesn't go to one end...... So, I thought, maybe loo roll tubes... on one of my shelves.. colour sort them... No.. all the empties have gone.. would have to wait too long to get enough for that idea!
Then I thought boxes... little boxes... Hmmm... and I had a rummage around.... surprising what I keep at the back of shelves! LOL
so I stuck em all together.............. lots of glue!
and lots of parcel tape!!
and then I covered them.... very inexpertly I will be the first to admit, and in hindsight, should have done the insides of the boxes first, then stuck them together, but hey ho!
Finally I made a little "ramp" bit for the front so it was leaning slightly backwards...
And in went my pens!
Much Better.... OK, the box isn't brilliant, but it is only on my desk and I am not fussed!! :-) Plus it fits neatly into one of the shelves, so can be cleared away.... Now all I have to do is find some little white round sticky dots so I can colour them in and stick them on the end of each pen! But not today! LOL
If you like this and want to make one.. have fun.. if it turns out better than mine.. I will be jealous!!!