I've been distracted lately, mostly by fabric shopping. I never thought I'd say this but I think I've hit some kind of limit and it's time for a fabic diet. I'm sidetracked by brainstorms for personal projects, baby blankets, and Christmas gifts.
I did manage to come up with a packaging design for shop stuff. Sewn envelopes made with rainbow thread and brown craft paper. Cheap, easy, and cute!
I made a few more cord covers yesterday and brought them to work with me. Before I even had a chance to take pictures or list them, I sold one! So before they're gone, here are some of my other cord covers.
At my day job, I wear a headset. It's got a cord that coils so it can stretch just like the phone in the kitchen at your mom's or maybe grandma's house. Those coils are great for stretching, but terrible for tangles. No matter how carefully I put away my headset it always ends up in knots.
One of the women at work suggested a cord cozy. Wrap those coils in fabric so they can't get caught on themselves and tangle.
Quick run through the serger and prototype version 2.0 was born.
Problem solved. I used some mitten clips to keep the cover from sliding down the cord (an improvement from version 1.0) I'm gonna test this one out for a bit, but I think it's gonna work. Easier and more fun than making hats.
It took me this long to clear off the counter and take a decent picture but here it is.
I love it. The tile looks amazing and I'm totally enthralled with the entire kitchen. Maybe I'll cook something.
The tile is Eclipse Stacked, the color is Marina. The cabinet pulls are just builders basic from Home Depot, the drawer pulls are from Restoration Hardware which I could only afford because there are only 5 drawers in the entire kitchen. The faucet is one of those touch activated, Delta touch2O faucets and I gotta say it's rad.
I had a 3 inch gap between the cabinets and the edge of the stove. I put in a rev-a-shelf pull out and cut one of the ikea extra panels to size to fill the gap. Now I have a space to store cutting boards and I've uttilized every inch of space.
Someday I'll replace the stove with something stainless to match the rest, but not today.
A year and a half ago, I started a kitchen renovation. Our house had the original 1966 galley kitchen plus a college student paint job in neptune blue.
Our cabinets came from Ikea during their 20% off kitchen sale. I got the Adel cabinets in white and an absolute black quartz counter for $3600 out the door. That included counter top installation, but not cabinet installation.
I assembled all the cabinet boxes myself. It took me 2 days with the help of my assistant JVA, who was a year old at the time. I hired a handyman to demo the old kitchen, move some outlets and plumbing, move a wall so I could recess the fridge, and install the cabinet boxes. This is what I ended up with.
I put the doors and hardware on myself and once the counters were installed, this is pretty much what we've lived with for the past year and a half. We put drawer pulls from Restoration Hardware on the drawers and basic knobs from Home Depot on the cabinet doors.
New appliances minus the stove, fixed the floor, retrofit a 4 inch Rev-a-shelf pull out next to the stove for cutting board storage. A vast improvement, but progress stopped here until last weekend!