Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Work-in-Progress Wednesday 80
Hi everyone and happy belated Valentine's day! I hope you had a great day with friends, family and loved ones! I was hard at work on my taxes and other non-fun grunt work that you must do when owning your own business. We're off to the accountant on Thursday and I won't have to worry about it again after that for a little while.
Today's WIPW is a little different for me, as you can see in the above picture. This is a sneaky way for me to show something awesome I found at the antique mall while also sharing it as a work in progress.
What in the world is it, you ask? Good question!
It's an old vintage zipper holder that you would find at a fabric store. It has different slots for different sized/lengths of zippers. I loved it at first sight, but had NO clue what I would do with it.
So what am I going to do with it?
My husband is brilliant. Really, he is. I can't take credit for his idea, so I just wanted to put that out there before telling you what this vintage zipper holder has in store and why it's even on my WIPW post.
I need to do some serious cleaning to it, as you can tell. There's some rust (that's putting it lightly) that I'm going to have to remove and then re-paint the whole thing. I went to the hardware store and bought everything I need (at least for now) to make it into....
Drum roll please....
A mini skein display holder when I have a booth at fiber shows!
I hope to have this baby look good as new, with a fun Candy Skein logo on the face plate in no time (or when I can find time before the middle of April). Each slot can hold mini skeins in different colorways!! I'm so excited about it, I can't even explain to you. It was a little pricey, even after getting 10% knocked off, but I knew I had to have it after some great debate. It's one of those things that you know if you walk away, you won't stop thinking about it. Then when you go back? Of course it will be gone. It's not every day you see one of these.
Anyway, that's it for me this WIPW. My knitting is going okay, but the items don't look very different so I didn't want to bore you. I also just wanted to show off my new project. ;)
I know I promised the new Candy Skein colorway, and don't worry, I will deliver Thursday! Be sure to check it out!
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