Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Corner View: Repurposed

This week's Corner View topic is to show something in our home that has been repurposed (changed from it's original use, to serve a new purpose. Since I've been using it quite a bit this week, I will share with you my way of organizing sewing and crafting supplies.


This was a two sided tool box, of the sort meant to hold nails, screws, nuts, and bolts. Although, I do now have two different size brass screws stored in the box, mostly the box holds other sight;y more "girly" things.

One side is mostly sewing supplies:


While the other side is full of odds and ends for doll and jewelry making:


The reason I was using the things in the box this week, was that I was working on my first big leather project. I have made little things out of leather in the past, like boots and coats for the bendy dolls or helping Blaze make his moccasins, but this was the first thing I have made for me. I bought two pieces of deer hide at the Medieval Faire and spent the past few days turning it into a messenger bag.

I completed it Monday:


A chain across the back of the bag for hanging useful things:


The left corner of the front flap:


Inside pockets:



Tammy said...

VERY nice!

Joyce said...

Great use for the box. Love the purse! xo

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Perfect for all your sewing things and crafy trinkets. Great idea.

likeschocolate said...

I need a box like this!

la ninja said...

oh, of course, because a mini golden telescope is imperative when out and about in town :)

congrats on the messenger bag making. I'd say that's pretty impressive and I like that tool box idea too.

Daan said...

Smart! and the bag is so great!

Theresa said...

Love the box for organizing, and the bag is wonderful. Great job!

jane said...

your bag is freaking awesome!... sorry... love it! hugs dear lisa!

sunnymama said...

Your box is very organised (I am most impressed!) and the bag is gorgeous. :)

Tammy said...

Sign me up for one of these, too!


Katie Sher

Crafty Crow