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!

BRILLIANT, RIGHT?!?

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!

For those that are new to WIPW, to share your WIPW post with us, just fill out the Mr. Linky below. Despite it saying you must comment, don't feel as if you do. That is something Mr. Linky automatically adds. I just ask you to check out a few of the links posted to see what everyone else is working on and comment there if you can. Everyone loves feedback and a little encouragement on their projects! Also, please link back to this post in your post to get the word out! The more the merrier!


33 comments:

  1. I like your idea for the stand, and your socks from last week look really great!

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  2. Brilliant idea! I love vintage things. I've got a vanity case upstairs that I'm still trying to figure out how to restore it. I should get a picture of it on my blog and pick people's brains.

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    1. Do you mean like a vintage suitcase? We have several and cleaned them up! One of them was my grandfather's from the 30's. Send me a pic and I'll see if I can help.

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  3. That's a great idea, it'll look lovely when it's all fixed up!

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  4. That's a great idea, I can't wait to see it all done and full of beautiful yarn. What a great man you've got there!

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  5. That's such a cool idea! Can't wait to see how it looks, I love it already!

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  6. Can't wait to see how it scrubs up. Great idea.

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  7. Great idea!

    And good luck on those taxes!

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  8. That's going to be a beautiful way to shoe of those mini skeins! Looking forward to see it when it's finished.

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  9. What a great idea, I cannot wait to see the finished peice :)

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  10. That seems like a very good project, nice idea! I'm curious about the end result!

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  11. Your man is a genius! What a great idea and it will look fantastic when it is all prettied up. I can't wait to see it stuffed with little skeins.

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  12. Isn't it great when you find the perfect use for a vintage item like that? It's going to be awesome!

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  13. That's a great idea! It'll look awesome when it's finished.

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  14. ooh mini skein holder - so awesome - can't wait to see it finished!!!

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  15. You have one very clever hubby there.

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  16. Yay for finishing taxes, and what a great idea for the old zipper holder. I'm looking forward to see the after pictures!

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  17. What a great find! It will make a perfect mini skein holder.

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  18. Fantastic idea can't wait to see it finished :-)

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  19. Oh, I love your wip!!! Which colours did you get? I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished thing.

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  20. What a fab idea!!! I love taking old things and repurposing them!

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  21. Oh, I love your skein idea, that's a fantastic idea!! Show us some pics of your booth when you get it done!

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  22. Yes, that is a brilliant idea! I can't wait to see it all spiffed up!!

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  23. What a great idea! Your husband's one smart cookie.

    Thanks for hosting and have a great day! :)

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  24. Great idea. Keep us posted how it goes. Wow, the days half over and I'm just finally getting here.

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  25. Fantastic. What a great way to reuse something and make it useful again. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  26. That is an amazing idea, and a wonderful way to show off all those wonderful skeins :)

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  27. Cute idea! I can't wait to see it all finished up, it's going to look lovely :)

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  28. I love that you came up with such an innovative use for that piece of merchandising equipment. Please post a picture when it is filled with yarns for your booth!

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  29. Would like to ask a question....the linky grows and grows weekly, which is very cool. I typically visit, read and comment on about 50 or so weekly....I'm wondering if others are feeling like me, that people add their link, wanting blog traffic and comments, but don't take the time to return visits and comments, and or don't work their way through many who link? When I receive maybe 8-10 visits or comments after making 4 to 5 x that many...couldn't help but be curious if others are experiencing that too?

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  30. very cool idea.Tami...waiting for ur finished project!!first time I am linking up WIP..I hope I can finish those UFO in my cupboard..

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