Hi everyone, it is such a beautiful day here in Gordonvale today. Yesterday, I started on some curtain and wall washing as the sun is a shining. Today, I have already hung out some more curtains and taken the dog for a walk as it is so lovely to be outside in the cool air. I have also finally got to removing some tape that we put up on a couple of windows for Cyclone Yasi back in February and forgot to remove. Oops! Missed some. Only problem at the time we had no masking tape so used the thick clear packaging tape....of course with all the sun on it the stickness had dried on to the window. So this morning I had the paint scraper out and now it is all gone. The windows are so clean they don't even look like they are there. Love it.
I must have a bit of a cleaning bug at the moment.....I am sure it won't last long. Last Friday, my craft desk (see above) got the better of me. I have just been collecting craft gear and never have a chance to put it away properly. Got to a stage that I couldn't craft as I just had no room. My main problem was all the 12" x 12" paper I have collected over the last 6 months. Normally I stick to A4 sheets but have enjoyed having bigger pieces available for boxes and so forth.
Since I wanted instant storage on Friday and didn't feel like a drive to the shops I decided to make my own. I grabbed the pizza boxes that my paper orders have been arriving in and recycled.
I cut the front and back of the pizza box to become the side panels of my holder. Then I cut a strip of cardboard that was the length of 2 1/2 sides of the side panels and about 10cm wide. I then attached the side panes to this middle strip with masking tape both inside and out to give strength.
Taping up the back section of the holder. I did have to attach a little extra cardboard to my original strip as what I had was just not long enough.
Next I cut the sides down on an angle to make the paper more accessible. The piece I cut from the first side I flipped over and used for a template on the second side so they were both the same.
Tadah!, one 12" x 12" paper holder. Not so pretty at this stage.
Now I have prettied it all up. Last year I bought some Peel n Stick Fabric (Delta) at the time planning to use to cover books. I thought this would be perfect to add extra strength to my holder. I had 3 sheets which were 12" x 12" and just the perfect amount to cover my holder. The sheets are just like contact that you get to cover the kids school books but fabric. I did have my fingers crossed as sometimes me and contact do not agree and I end up with lots of bubbles but everything went on smoothly.
So now I have a neat crafting area again and my papers are all together and ready for me to use. They are down on the floor near the cuttlebug.
Well best get back to a little cleaning and then finishing off that card that is on my desk.
Happy Wednesday everyone.