WOYWW: I was going to make beads today…

…but I guess I’ll just sort some instead:
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Nifty, huh? I have been picking away at sorting beads throughout the Christmas break. I needed something to store small pots of beads since whenever I would open said pots they would fly hither and thither around my craft room, hence, I never used them! Then I remembered that I had bought plastic test tubes a couple of years back for party favors (and they were so cute I could not part with them) and they would be perfect for storing these beads. The rubber stoppers on the end are secure yet easy to remove so I can get to my beads without spilling them but if I knock a closed vial on the floor the stoppers will stay put. These are not real test tubes, they are test tube shooters (ya know for liquor shots…so I’m told…) and they are pennies a piece  I think the tubes are 6 cents and the stoppers are 2 cents each, I got a set of 50 tubes and the holder for $18 at Shot Wizard.

So here is my very sad, neglected, abandoned work table today:

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Why am I not making beads you ask? Because one of my little ones is sick with a stomach ache and nasty cough, I will be taking her to the doctor in a few minutes to make sure nothing serious is wrong, I worry about pneumonia whenever there is a rattly cough…and she has had the cough since Friday. Poor dear. 😦

Wanna see more crafty workdesks? Check out What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday at The Stamping Ground. It is a fun peek into the mes…er, studios of other artists and it might even make you want to go make something! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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20 Responses

  1. Hope your little one is better soon. You find the greatest things. I don’t dare get into beads…. its all I can do to keep up with all I do now and I’m retired. Got more done when I was working.

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  2. What a great idea, Lindsay. It also makes one think that something like a serious scientific experiment is going on, which is rather fun – a bit like the beginning of Tim Holtz’s Youtube videos! I love the little test tubes and the rack they stand in. The colours are gorgeous, too. I do hope your little girl is soon fully recovered, and that the infection doesn’t spread to the rest of you.

    I forgot all about WOYWW this week! Still getting over the rigours of the holiday season, I suppose, and I’m completely out of any routine I might otherwise have! There’s nothing of interest on my work desk anyway.

    Happy New Year, and have a great creative and inspirational year ahead! I look forward to your future frugal postings which are always so inspiring!

    Shoshi

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  3. I hope the little one is OK. We have had a lot of sickness in our family the last few weeks.
    Have a great weekend.
    Carol x

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  4. I hope your daughter guests well soon .fab idea re the beads i love storage of any kind and when its cute and bargain even better happy beading when all are well and a happy new year too Andrea #9

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    • thanks! the doctor said it is not asthma or pneumonia, just a viral thing going around and she is past the point of being contagious so she can go back to school, she said that the cough might stick around for two weeks but it is par for the course:) I am so relieved it is not pneumonia!

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  5. I’m so glad your little one isn’t seriously sick…of course the cough is the last to leave!

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  6. Good news about your baby’s health, but the cough in itself can be pretty tiring for a littl’un, huh. Love the eat proof surface you’ve got there, pretty and practical too. Bet a lot of people will be swooning of those bead tubes!

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  7. Very glad to hear your little girl has nothing serious, Lindsay. You did the right thing to take her to the doctor, though, just in case. Thanks for your lovely comment – very kind of you to say you liked my pattern better than the one on my iPod case!! That really did prove too much of a challenge to get right… My designs have now been accepted by the Tangle Patterns site so hopefully I’ll get some more visitors to my blog!

    Shoshi

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  8. Well wishes to your little one Lindsay…prayers on the way for God’s healing touch.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  9. I will pray for your little one so they get better so the goddess will give her the healing touch. Blessed be.

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  10. hope your little one is better now. your bead storage looks really cute.

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  11. Glad your daughter is ok, and love that bead storage, what a great idea! Helen, 4

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  12. Great storage! Hope your little girl isbetter soon and you can start making again! Chris#70

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  13. Thanks for your lovely comment, Lindsay, and I’m glad you enjoyed my end-of-year round up post! As for my zentangle design being converted into a stamp, what an absolutely great idea! I wonder how I’d go about it?

    Hope you’re enjoying 2013.

    Shoshi

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    • you can email a stamp company and ask if they would considr your artwork. If they say “yes” then send a jpg image. I’d send a small image and then the large one if they agree to pay for it.

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  14. Love your test tubes and the holder, could be used for lots of crafty things! Hope the little one will be OK. ~Diane

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  15. What a grand idea….they look great!!
    Sara #132

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  16. Pretty beads, perhaps you can call them shot beads! Hope your daughter is getting over the worst.

    Hugs
    Brenda 73

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  17. I hope your little one is feeling better. 🙂
    April #133

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