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Sunday, March 9, 2008

CREATIVE SUNDAY - WOO HOO

I've had the best day today, putting together all of the craft ideas that "craftily" made their way into the front of the creative lobe of my brain all week long - making it very difficult to concentrate on work. The first project I did was a:

SEED PACKET CARRIER

I had this idea because whenever I go out to plant my seeds, either using the potting bench or straight into the ground, I always wind up with seeds packets everywhere and rifling through the piles to find the ones I want. What I did was to take one of those small 4x6 photo albums (holds like 12 pages), and then I painted black enamel paint over the front and back cover. After I embellished the covers with various ephemera, I put the words "Organic Seeds" on the inside cover and added tabs to the sides of some of the pages. I have three categories in this one - Herbs, Fruits and Veggies, and Flowers. I found that I could get about 24 packets of seeds in one of these little books and it not only categorizes them, but also keeps the packets from getting lost or going bad after they've been opened. I now use the resealable packets from Seeds of Change, but the paper packets now have a tight space to live in where they won't come unsealed after I've used them once. The middle of the carrier looks something like this:





So you can see how well everything fits inside. Of course, the more seeds packets you put in the less likely it will close all the way, but that was not even a concern because of the next feature I added ~ a way to carry the carrier:




I added a belt loop hook. It is one of those hooks that open and close in the middle and they are very strong. I found that when I put it on my beltloop on my hip, it was the perfect location:




I can't wait to get out in the garden and try it out. What am I saying? I can't wait to get out into the garden, period!


If any of my gardening friends wants one of these, I can get you one, cheap!!







4 comments :

Birds of a Feather said...

just discovered your blog - great stuff!

Tristan
http://www.manmadequilts.com

Anonymous said...

How ingenious to be able to carry a plethora of seeds with you! Elisa

Elisa said...

The cover of this Kreation is wonderful as well. Might I add The top of your blog is quite positively, unique.

Babytreese said...

This is so awesome!! How can I get one of these? What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for joining our altered book group! Your space is great!

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