Two Tip Tuesday!

3 Feb

There’s no wrong way

Originally uploaded by CleverIndie

I’m going to start collecting tips and sharing them…Two on Tuesday, ok? Cool. Make sure you get the two tips next Tuesday by subscribing via email!

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I love reusing spools from my chain purchases to hold small things… They are usually wide enough that they are more tip resistant than other containers, which is an important feature for me, what with being less than grace personified and all…

I do quite a bit of work either on a high countertop/bartop where I can stand or sit (mostly stand), or sitting on a softer surface with plenty of back support… Things tend to get flung and knocked over (again, another reason why I hesitate to work with glass and gemstones and if I do I always double the recipe) in either location, this contraption prevents that a bit…

Basically, I packing tape one hole, with a little bit of paper so it’s non stick on the inside of the well… I have, in the past, used double stick tape to tape this to my tray table/lap desk/workbench, but in each location I wound up getting too cocky, started talking with my hands (I’m a passionate hand talker…), and kablammmm! small bits (headpins, ear wires, you name it) everywhere….

And, when working from one of my satellite locations, I like to wind my tape measure around the outer portion… So it’s handy…

Another tip? When Target has silicone baking mats in the dollar section near the entrance I grab a few- they are easily cleaned during messy kid crafts (yet they give kids a colorful background and contrast- very helpful for some kiddos) and they are great when working with things that tend to roll away, a little non-slip grip and cushioning…

OK, that’s all I’ve got for now…

Hugs all around,

3 Responses to “Two Tip Tuesday!”

  1. carrie February 4, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    thanks bek:)

  2. Heidi Gasperlin February 5, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Thanks for the tips. I especially like the idea of winding that pesky tape measure onto something handy! I sew and if I topped it with a little stuffed ball I’d have a place for my pins. No more hanging it around my neck, which can get a little twisty. I could also staple one end so it doesn’t come off, hmmmmmmm. Now to locate one of those spool dealies!

  3. Teri Baskett February 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Great idea—and I some of those very very close to empty…I hadn’t thought about closing the hole on one end and I, too, am always pulling on my tape measure to check the length of something…Thanks for the tips, can’t wait for more….Teri
    Twitter: Teri_B

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