Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sewing and A Bed of Nails.....

I caught your attention, didn't I?  What does sewing and nails have to do with one another?  Well, not a whole lot unless you have a spool holder that is not quite like anything that I have ever seen.
My handy dad had a piece of scrap wood and a few hours time and decided to work me up this spool holder. It was intended to have wooden pegs, but he didn't care much for using a dowel or some pegs. Now, a nail now that fit the bill.

 
He cut off the nail heads.  Took the sharp edge of the tip of the nail and installed them into the holes that he drilled. 


It holds 30 spools of thread.  Oh, I'll have to save up to have a pretty little spool of Aurifil setting on each of the nails. It is hung on the wall behind my sewing machine for easy access.
 
 
 I love things that are a little different and unique from anything else.  This definitely fits the bill. And if I ever want to try out to be a circus act, I already have my Bed of Nails. (Although, I think a clown is more my style) 


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15 comments:

  1. That is a great spoolholder Amy what a handy Dad you have :)

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  2. I love it! It's always nice to have something that looks pretty and is functional!

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  3. Seriously, you have the coolest dad to think this up. Love it!

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  4. I love it, my Dad would have totally done something like that !

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  5. great idea Amy -- I've been looking at having something made for my embroidery threads since the bins are to small for the cones and something like this might fit the bill.

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  6. That's great! When I needed something to hold all the longarm bobbin colors, my DH made something similar. He, and your dad, too, I noticed, made it tilt so things didn't fall off.

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  7. Well isn't that clever! I have tons of the large cones that I can't for the life of me figure out how to organize. The spool holders are a fortune so I may have to give this a try! :)

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  8. Love this. Hope you rewarded your dad with something special that you made for him. Nice karma is so much fun.

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  9. most excellent! thank you for sharing this clever solution.

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  10. most excellent! thank you for sharing this clever solution.

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  11. I've been thinking I need one of these to organise my threads. I was planning to just nail big nails into the wood, I hadn't thought of having the pointy bits outwards. I laughed at your circus joke :) so funny.

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  12. Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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