Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Dealing with Embellishments, Buttons & Thread


Let’s talk about dealing with all those little things that take up lots of space – Embellishments!  As you saw earlier (Week 3 mostly) the types of embellishments I work with mostly are for bags.  Things like frames, strap anchors, magnets, etc…  And since I sell items like these on my website I buy in bulk and use my large bins and drawers for those.  For smaller items, things I use for myself personally, I like these smaller drawer units that I found at Michaels.  They’re pretty and see through and great for organizing small things like buttons, etc…  Plus the drawers tip forward for easy in and out and I like that.  This unit also has a small footprint so it doesn’t take up much space on the end of my cutting table.


Right next to this unit I keep a couple small round tins with my Sharpie markers organized by color.  These are great for embellishing all sorts of things (including the tins they’re in!).  Does rainbow order make anyone else this happy?


One of my favorite embellishments is ribbon.  I especially love Renaissance Ribbons.  They work with artists like Tula Pink, Amy Butler and Jessica Jones to create these amazing designs.  I use them on all sorts of bags and of course I can’t throw out a single bit!  When I have large amounts I keep them on the spools and store in baskets.  For the smaller pieces I like to wrap them on cardboard scraps (I use shipping boxes from the post office after I receive a package).  I wrap them up and pin the ends.  Simple and easy to store in a basket or bin.


And of course we already talked a little but about thread.  I shared this pic during week 3 but thought I’d share it again because it’s just so pretty 🙂 I just can’t get enough Aurifil!!


So what kind of embellishments are your favorite?  What are you currently collecting?

Thanks for joining in.  Next week is the last week of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop – Can you believe it?  I definitely can’t!  I’m hoping to continue posting weekly so if you have any ideas or suggestions for upcoming posts, feel free to leave in the comments!

Happy Sewing!













8 thoughts on “Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Dealing with Embellishments, Buttons & Thread

  1. Lj Meyers says:

    I love your little bin storage – and the bright colors make them especially appealing. I do need to organize embellishments (buckles, key fobs, other hardware) better – sometimes I forget what I have and don’t find something till I’ve bought more. 😦

  2. Deb F says:

    I’m going to have to go shopping for some of those cute bins and I adore your rainbow of Sharpies. I guess markers aren’t embellishments, but I do tend to buy all of the pretty colors for list making. Threads, ribbon, and floss are my favorite embellishments. Thank you for sharing your storage items. This has been a great blog hop so far and I know it isn’t over.

  3. Beth T. says:

    Wow–those Renaissance ribbons are amazing! I’ve seen them in online shops, but never “in the wild”. So lovely.

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