Friday, January 9, 2009

It's Get-Oh Fabulous Friday!

TGIF everyone! Welcome to my first entry of my blog, which is also the same name of my soon-to-be online store. I will have more deets on that in the near future!

Blogging has always been of interest to me, moreso for crafting purposes than to share my personal life. I am a private (read: boring) person so this is a great way for me to channel my creative energy into modern technology.

I have always been thrifty (more out of necessity than choice) so finding new life in everyday objects comes naturally to me. Every Friday I will feature a 'Get-Oh Fabulous' idea. While I can't guarantee that you'll be inspired, I hope it makes you look at things in a whole different way.
I will start off with something basic so that I won't dissuade you from returning. {BTW, 'Get-Oh' is a tongue in cheek version of the real slang. DH thought it was a little - uh - ghetto to call it that. ;)}

For today, I am featuring a handy way to store little embellishments. This may have been done before, if I ever CASE an idea, I will be sure to give the original creator proper credit. In this case, it was an 'Aha!' moment at a yard sale. For $3, I picked up this spinning spice rack. All the names were still on the top of the lids so I covered them with CB'd flowers. I thought about making it fancier with primas, but I have a 2 yo DD who loves to pick any type of fluffy flower and...well, you get the point.

These jars were already cleaned out but one did have a slight scent of cinnamon which gives my brads a nice olfactory touch. I have this on my craft table, right at arm's reach. It's also a wonderful tool for an indecisive embellishment person as it spins smoothly, making your hemming and hawing actually a fun process. Scout out yard sales, craigslist or thrift stores, these are pretty easy to find. :D
Have a wonderful day everyone~
*Love and aloha*


Kitty G said...

Joni - welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. I am a newby as well. I love the idea of the spice rack - now I just have to figure which house I am going to go borrow from

Jaspere said...

Love that idea. Of course I'd have to have one use spice dispenser *LOL*

loretta said...

What a totally wonderful idea -- great reuse of a spice rack!

Sarah Bennett said...

Joni- I love your new blog! You are off to a wonderful start. And I never knew you were so thrifty! Well, this is an awesome idea, and if this is just the start of similar ideas to come, you can be sure I will anxiously await your posts every Friday!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

What a great idea Joni! Congrats on your new blog!

Melissa Craig said...

I meant to here last night Jones! Awesome!! I love it. Your blog and your idea.

Anonymous said...

Joni~ what a great idea!! You are always thinking OUTSIDE the "BOX"!! I enjoy your blog and I will be a loyal viewer!!



Ann said...

OH! MY! GOSH! First an SCS gallery, and now a blog?! Our little Joni is growing up! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, girlie! :D

"T" said...

My sweet lilttle jonesy pooh! I am so excited for you. I already LOVE your new Blog!
Cant wait to see more!!!

Love ya!

Cindy said...

The spice rack is a great idea! Certainly more attractive than my zip lock bags! Good Luck and Welcome!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea!!!!! Gonna have to go scout out my basement....I think I may have one down there.