Friday, August 3, 2012
Ta-da! I am finally posting this. I made this back in March and haven't posted it yet. I kept meaning too but I have a conflict with the computer. When I spend too much time on it, the kids spend too much time making HUGE messes all over the house. It is hard. I have been working hard on making all kinds of other things that may or may not get up here on the blog. Anyway - you don't really need my excuses. You are thinking - okay get on with it. How did you make it? Well, as the name of the blog says, I redesigned a pattern I found in Marie Osmond's Heartfelt Giving Sewing Book. In there she has one that is for taking with you. I knew I would never travel with all my jewelry but Liberty has said she saw something like it and it triggered something in my head that said "I NEED THIS" and "I CAN MAKE I."
I am not sure that I changed it all that much from the original idea. I did make my pockets to fit my watches bands and other jewelry I had. I also used a different kind of hanger and I would suggest that you find the wood ones because it gets very heavy with all the jewelry in it.
If I didn't have 3 very "helpful" children, my OCD tendency would have led to making sure that all the jewelrly was color coordinated and that earings were near matching jewelry and the like. But as you see it - they "helped" me put everything in and my 1 1/2 year old seems to think it is a play place for her. I have moved it to the back of the closet so she won't take it all apart.
Here are some close ups of the pockets and the jewelry.
I think the best thing about it was that it only cost me the price of the hanger. I had the clear vinyl, velvet material and everything else in my closet. I love it and love that I can SEE all my jewelry in one place. Maybe one day they will let me organize it in the way I want it too look.