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displaying finished work

Do you ever have the problem of figuring out what to do with things after you make them? Unless a handmade item is a gift or something wearable, I usually don’t know what to do with it, and it ends up buried in a pile of ‘stuff’ or hidden in a box and very rarely gets seen – such a waste!

My craft room really needs some decorative interest; it is still completely unaccessorized apart from my glass toy shelves and some origami in the window. So, I’ve decided that I should try to display some more of the things I’ve made, without making the room look too busy and cluttered. This is going to be a long-term project, and I’ll show you my progress as I come up with ideas.

felt sea creatures on display
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My supercute felt sea creatures have been homeless for months, so my first task was to find a way to show them off. I sewed up a quick pennant yesterday using the leftover lining fabric from my laptop sleeve, reinforced with some fusible interfacing on the inside back so it won’t stretch under the weight of the animals. I hung each animal on a simple loop of embroidery floss through the topmost blanket stitch, brought the floss ends through to the back of the pennant, and knotted the ends together. The long tall design means it fits perfectly down the side of my bookcase, so it looks good AND fills a space I hadn’t previously considered as useable.

I think having more of my work visible like this will add a lot more personality to the room. Stay tuned for more craft room progress posts 🙂

4 Comments »

  1. Cocoa said

    Very cute idea! Isn’t it handy when you find that scraps from one project will perfectly compliment another? I love when that happens!

  2. Kari said

    I bet it feels great to finally be able to enjoy some of your hard work on a more regular basis! I’m making functional stuff right now, but there’s lots of stuff I’d love to see more of! Great idea! Plus, I just ADORE those sea creatures! The jelly fish is my fave, but they look great hanging together.

  3. Carolyn said

    I am using the pig, mouse, sheep and bunny I made from the PocketAmi sets 1 and 2 to make a mobile for my friend’s baby. I think if you are looking for a way to display your amiguri, a mobile would look nice and not take up your workspace.

  4. Love those sea creatures and what a great idea for displaying them!

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