Tuesday, March 26, 2013

bulletin boards, canned goods for pantry

Thanks so much to all of you who commented on my bulletin board storage. For those of you who have the closet space for them, I highly recommend them. For years, I used the parts storage cabinets such as these:

They're great BUT they're very labour-intensive if you want to keep them up-to-date and know exactly where things are. 

The bulletin boards (and actually they don't have to be bulletin boards - you can use the big ceiling tiles that are used in suspended ceilings) keep everything visible and readily accessible. I put labels on the outer/visible edge so I can see at a glance what's on each board.

When I want to work on a particular project, I just pull out the board/boards that  apply to that particular project and everything is handy.

The DIY of the Day:

On Thursday, I showed how to make a bowl from quilling paper. 

Today's DIY is generic cans for your pantry using the same method.

You can email me if you would like me to send you the .pdf file for these cans.


  1. Hello, Very nice to hear there are such active miniaturists and club in Edmonton and surrounds. It is so nice to be able to con.nect through our blogs. Looking forward to seeing what you,are doing.
    Regards Janine

  2. Oh, my, Janine, what a wonderful life you've lead. Now that you're back in Canada, are you in the Edmonton area yourself? If so, please get in touch.

  3. hi, thanks for posting tutorials in your blog, i'm a newbie in making miniature things,it helps me a lot because i don't have to buy them anymore online.

    1. You're welcome, Cristin. Don't know if you've had a chance to read WAY back but starting in June of 2011 http://stalbertmini.blogspot.ca/2011/06/trash-to-treasure-salad.html I posted a whole series of Trash to Treasure ideas that you might find helpful.
      Although I seem to end up using a lot of purchased items, my very favourite scenes are the ones that I made the bulk of the pieces myself...very satisfying!
      Hugs, Maureen