If you take a brief stroll around pinterest you will inevitably come across some clever, ingenious idea for using empty toilet paper rolls – I keep thinking I should start a board and just collect them all! Anyway, I got the idea for this project from pinterest.
With my latest hobby of doodling and zentangling joining in with journalling and sketching, it has become obvious I need to have a more mobile storage system for pens, pencils and assorted paraphenalia – I can then just doodle, journal or sketch away happily here, there or anywhere without constantly going looking for something I have decided I need.
Now, serendipitously [is that a word?], it happened that I had sitting in my craft room a disused cutlery basket dating back to at least the early nineties but possibly earlier – I have a vague recollection of purchasing it when I lived in the UK – it has wandered around the world with me since then, mostly unused but too nice to give away – you know one of those things that you keep thinking will come in handy one day…..
One day it and a toilet paper roll or two met up and voila – inspiration struck!
Last night I got out the paint
I painted inside and out and when they were dry I used an unmounted red rubber lace stamp and white acrylic paint [which I forgot to photograph] and gussied them up a bit. When the paint was dry each roll got a coat of glossy mod-podge and as it was well after midnight and Orlando was crossly telling me he needed me to settle down so he could sleep on me, I went to bed!
This evening I decided some of them needed some pearls to pretty ’em up a trifle more as they would be centre and front stage
Ready for their [slightly blurry] close-up
And the finished very handy mobile carry all
There are currently two mugs being utilised in there as well. They will probably be replaced by re-purposed cans, just as soon as I can eat the foodstuff currently residing in them ….
So that was a fun way to spend a grey, wet weekend!
Earthquake post script for those who are interested: There have been only two or three ‘strong’ quakes today, so it is quieter [which may or may not be a good thing] Some say Full Moon is a likely time for big hits. Time will tell.
Thanks for dropping by, I hope your week will be a fabulous one! 🙂