Monday, 6 May 2013

Spools for Thought!

As promised, I am showing you what I made out of my old wooden spools.

Spools 003
These are the small spools.  I have several more larger sized ones too!
I've put some of my favourite vintage fabrics and some ribbons onto them, and threaded them onto lace, ready to be hung up in my sewing room as spool bunting!

Spools 006

Isn't it amazing what you can do with double sided sticky tape!!!

I was hoping to get some pics of the bunting strung up, but alas, the furniture painting didn't quite get finished, so the room still isn't back to normal (whatever that means!).

But I'm pleased with how everything is shaping up and I promise I'll show you more pics when I get organised.

I hope you've had a lovely Bank Holiday Monday (UK).  The sun shone today (woohoo), the Belfast Marathon was a success, I attended the official opening of the cutest wee shop, and even got to take the kids out for ice-cream!

Back to porridge tomorrow!




24 comments:

  1. Spool bunting! You will be starting a whole new trend as those spools look so nice. Di x

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  2. Oh how adorable spool bunting, brilliant!!

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  3. Beautiful Jude! Really clever :-)

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  4. Very pretty! Makes my ribbon spools on a bit of twine look, well, crap lol

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  5. That is a lovely plan for the spools, I love the old wooden ones.

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  6. That is so beautiful! Fantastic idea, Judith! x Teje

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  7. The spools look lovely, great idea!

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  8. What a clever idea, you could also string them vertically with big beads to separate.......

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  9. What a great idea. I was trying to work out what you might be doing and best I could come up with was a spool wreath. Can't wait to see your big reveal

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  10. fantastic idea, Judith. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your finished room :)

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  11. Ooo so pretty and a wonderful idea

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  12. Fabulous idea, Judith - I love it!

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  13. Make sure you secure that bunting - could cause a bit of a bump on your head!

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  14. What a great idea! They're both great for the spirit of the room AND a lovely way to see your fav prints. Well done!

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  15. Oooo very pretty! Sorry I'm a no-reply thingymebob. You once sent me an explaination on how to change it.....but you may as well have been talking Swahili! xx

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  16. super cute idea - will collect mine and see if I have enough spools to make something similar :)

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  17. Fantastic bunting! Just happened upon the textile studio in Friday while out walking baby G. It's fabulous... Can see myself spending a lot of time (and money!) in there!

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