Craft & Tell

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I have been a busy crafting gal. Please read the bottom because I need your help!!

These are the curtains I’ve been working on for my mother and father-in-laws room. They were thrilled so I’m happy. I have new, sturdier curtain rods we’ll need to install with a center support and proper brackets (instead of the bold that is holding the current rod up). I used black-out lining too so it should make the room pretty AND dark. Nothing like light coming in when you are trying to catch some zzzzz’s.

I also finished the chair covers I’ve been mulling over for some time. I decided on purchasing denim. What a pretty fabric design for denim, don’t you think? It was 30% off too (score!).

And finally, here is the Tic Tac Toe Crochet Game (Lion Brand) that I made the kids. It looks like a lot of fun and I can hardly wait for them to try it out! (Click the link for the tutorial)

(this here photo is to show you the size of it as compared to my hand).

So here is this week’s project… I need your opinion.

I have a home daycare and so I wanted to have bookshelves to store toys and books on our main floor.

This is what it looks like now.

 See how the things look junkie and stick out past the shelves?

I want something that is neater so I’m devising this fabric box, fitted to each shelf. But it’s not standing up straight enough and I’m not sure if it will be sturdy enough for a lot of books.

Got any ideas to help me firm up my fabric boxes? I’ve only made the one so far and want your (expert) opinions before I continue.

Why can’t the box just do what I want it to do the first time?

I was featured on Under The Table and Dreaming blog. Thank you!!

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. love the apple fabric!

    i have no expert opinions when it comes to the fabric boxes. mainly because i just buy mine.

  2. Wow you have been busy! I love the chari pads – super cute fabric! The crochet tic tac toe is adorable! I so wish I knew how to crochet!

    Have you tried adding scrap cardboard to your fabric bins? I think it might work if you lined the inside with cut out cardboard…just a thought!

    Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  3. I stopped by today from a craft link….glad I did. You're tic tac toe is awesome. I so want one! And your blog header picture totally made me smile. Loved it.

  4. WOW! You have been a busy crafty girl! : ) I love the Tic-Tac-Toe… what a cool pocket to keep all the pieces!

    As for the fabric boxes… I am not sure what to tell you… I have never made one.

    Good luck! 🙂

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