Thursday, April 3, 2014

Staying Organized - That is Nifty!!!

The word of the day is...

nif·ty [nif-tee]  

adjective, nif·ti·er, nif·ti·est.
1. attractively stylish or smart: a nifty new dress for Easter. 
2. very good; fine; excellent: a nifty idea. 
3. substantial; sizable: We sold the car for a nifty profit.
Have you been to the Container Store?
Well, you have no idea what you are missing. The Container Store is fabulous. They have LOTS and LOTS of storage and home organization solutions. Look what I found...
   An ice cube tray?
It has a lid!!!
   I see that.

Yes, but you don't see the solution.
     Solution? Solution to what? I did  not know there was a problem.

I wanted a simple, covered bobbin storage device that was cheap and easy to store. And I found it in an ice cube tray!!! It stores 21 bobbins and can also make ice cubes!!! Now, that is nifty. Most importantly, I paid a whopping $4 for it.

Ok, I know Jo-Ann has something similar for the same price but would you look at the cool design!!! I can also use it to make ice cubes - if needed :-p

I have also been working on a very special quilt for a darling little girl. Here she is - totally CUTE. She turns four this month and I am hoping that I can complete a quilt, in her favorite colors (Pink and Purple), in time for her birthday.

I found the free pattern on Craftsy. Craftsy is one of my favorite resource for patterns, inspirations, classes and more. What I really love about Craftsy classes is this - your access never expires. Once you take a class, you have it for ever. And that is super nifty!!!

So, back to the pattern. It is called "A Walk in the Park" by Ellie Roberts @ Craft Sew Create

It is a simple, beautiful and eye-catching pattern. The original was in pastel colors but you know me - I love bright colors - hot pink, bright purple and dark orange. 

Here is another look at it...

See the little pink sticky notes?
Trying to maintain order and SANITY (be it bobbins or quilt block rows) is the eternal challenge...


  1. Nifty idea, Preeti! I hope you can get the pink and purple quilt done for that little sweetheart's birthday!

  2. My dear Preeti
    You are brilliant. We don't have that store around here, but, I will keep my eyes opened for other potentials. the darling girl is totally beautiful and deserving of the fun pink and purple quilt. What little one wouldn't? Many blessings to you.

  3. Your little girl is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing her with us. And I totally love the idea of the ice cube tray. I am going to search and find it. I am not sure we have that store here.

  4. The link for ice cube tray at Container Store is here