Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Creative Space: its all in the fingers

This week, a few discoveries have been made.

I discovered you can use dental floss as sewing thread. It leaves your fingers with a fresh minty smell... Its "essential" in more ways than one it seems. I wonder if Oral B know about this?



I also discovered that while a glass jar full of buttons looks great on the shelf, its a real right pain to try and fish out the exact button you want. Its kind of like trying to get that bit of eggshell that you accidently cracked into your cake mix - it just kind of pushes around ahead of your fingers and you can never actually grasp it. I now consider myself superhuman because I got out two buttons exactly the same from this jar.


I discovered with horror that its not a good idea to leave this jar open on the edge of a surface accessable to three year old fingers. Oh my gosh, just imagine! The thought was like realising something was burning on the stove, I jumped across the room and clamped down that lid. Not so superhuman afterall.



Finally, I am the only person in this house who knows where the Easter Bunny has hidden all the eggs and my fingers can't seem to keep from helping themselves. Shhhh. I suspect my cover is blown now.


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13 comments:

Clair said...

I love buttons in jars - the colours make me so happy.

CurlyPops said...

Hee hee I love the hiding spot for the easter eggs!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Totally agree on the button in jars front. So cute to look at but totally impractical. One good thing is that I know where I've put them now instead of hunting through endless tupperware. I'm having the same problem with the Easter eggs. I shall have to speak to the E.B next year about hiding them and not telling me where they are. Have a great Easter

Jennie said...

They do look gorgeous in that jar though! And I love your tea pot or choc pot!

Jo's Place said...

Dental floss is fantastic for doll making. It's really strong, so I use it when attaching limbs.

Love the photo of the Easter Eggs too :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Nice little spot for a secret stash! Your buttons do look great in that jar. I've recently put all mine into a tin (for practicality) but I do miss looking at them...

Sarah said...

lol! Love it all. I'm one who didn't know you can use dental floss as sewing thread :)
The buttons look so pretty in the jar. My 3 year old would make a huge mess of those if he got his hands on them!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

so funny ... and i love that orange enamel tea pot. I have its long lost grandmother ... in rather battered and tired condition but so well loved by us.
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ecoMILF said...

oh a jar of buttons- nothing gives me more pleasure. and i too have been eating WAY too many easter eggs. i feel sick thinking about it. in fact, i think i am on a choco detox before easter has even come! xo m.

Cherie said...

Great save. Love stitching with dental floss, lasts forever. Your secret hiding spot is safe with me. Have a Happy Easter ;)

yardage girl said...

Yep - floss and buttons are best buddies - Jodie from Ric Rac taught me that! Love your egg hiding spot!

teddybearswednesday said...

Hehe fresh minty thread, and if something gets stuck in your teeth while you sewing....
CUte place for hiding eggs.
thanks for your lovely comment

m.e (Cathie) said...

why do jars of buttons always look so fabulous!!
have fun easter bunny

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