Monday, November 8, 2010

Junking Makeover: Ring Totem



I was looking for something to store my rings and had a quick rummage around the house to see what I could use. The wooden spool/bobbin I had sitting next to my vintage sewing machine in the hall, it was perfect as it is tapered at one end. It wouldn't stand by itself so I had a quick look around to see what I could use as a base. I collect bits and pieces that I find interesting, the metal grinder blade thingme I picked up at the local junk sale. I previously used it as a pedestal for candles and little figurines. I blu-tacked the two pieces together so that they can be reused later, and voila. A perfect place to store my rings.




Happy crafting :)

8 comments:

Tamarah said...

Oh Tamara what a CLEVER & quirky idea....! I LOVE IT....!! The patina on your little stand is just TO DIE FOR....!!!

Hope you all enjoyed a RELAXING weekend....!

Cheers from the Melb CBD where my computer is safe from 'vermin',
Tamarah :o)

A Treasured Past said...

@TamarahHi Tamarah, great to hear your
'puter is now as god as new. Tamara x

*Maristella* said...

Hi...come mi piace questa idea creata con antiche attrezzi per la lana!!! Geniale davvero!! Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Catherine said...

Hello Tamara..do hope you've been polishing your Spanish then dear with all this one handed time on our hands ; ) You've accomplished an extraordinary amount considering!!..sounds as if it was significant surgery too..ooch! Ooh hope you don't mind I had a go at the Friday fav linky..rather late but hey, just to see how it worked...all good. I really do love that vintage fabric so it is a very valid entry. Do you mind if the favourite thing is the midst of a post? don't want to be annoying to anyone!
Thanks soo much for your left handed comment at my place extra appreciated : ) much love Catherine xx

A Treasured Past said...

@CatherineHi Catherine, thanks for popping over and testing out my linky, much appreciated. Nope, don't mind that your lovely fabric is midst post :)I will do another linky on Friday if you are interested, Tamara x

miz-bag said...

hi tamara thank you for the lovely comment on my sidmouth poppy blog....i have had carpal tunnel release on my left hand....and am due to have the right hand done too.....my second lot as the first two operations didn't work. its a bit of a pain isn't it having a hand out of action.
i love the passage in your bio....it could be me talking...what is the point in having something if you don't use it!!!!i am going to sit down with a cuppa and read your lovely blog x x talk soon x

A Treasured Past said...

@miz-bag Hiya, thanks for popping over one handed and all. Tamara

Bayside Rose said...

Tamara, This is amazing!..and you can re-use it later on. Good work. I love it.

Pam x