For complete strangers who may happen to stumble upon my blog, I make hairbows. Those of you who *KNOW* me well are laughing at that little understatement, since that’s about ALL I DO ANYMORE. Its my full-time job, for sure. I never leave this house, it seems…..I’m a Hairbow Hermit.
My bow business has evolved over the past seven years from making a few bows now and then for my own little girl, to making a few for Wiggles & Giggles….. to now being *THE* bow maker for a handful of stores. My ribbon inventory has grown as well, from humble beginnings where the ribbon I bought at Hobby Lobby and all bow-making supplies I owned (aka a glue gun and a pair of scissors) fit into a cleaning-supplies basket from the Dollar Store…to a few clear plastic shoeboxes from the Dollar Store….. to spilling over into my living room…… to having a closet specially built for my bow inventory when we remodeled our sunroom…… to kicking BF out of our knotty-pine-paneled Man Room so that I could have that entire room to house the bow business.
So now I have, literally, *THOUSANDS* of yards of ribbon here at my house. It is, literally, knee deep in places in my bow room. And that’s a problem.
It gets mashed and creased from where it lays in piles. (I’ll post pictures tomorrow, because right now its too dark in my Man Cave to get good pictures). I lose track of what I have and forget to order a color, thinking I have it, or forget that I’ve already ordered it, because I can’t SEE it in this messy room, and order double, usually in some random color like Redwood or Jade Blue that I’ll never use 100 yards of in a million years. And then there are the RATS that crawl under the piles of ribbon to make nests and suffocate to death and I find their rotting carcases by following the stench of their decaying rat-fur……..
But it could happen.
So I presented this idea to my brilliant dad, who can build or fix ANYTHING, of some sort of ribbon rack where I can hang the ribbon up and prevent the above-mentioned issues. And he built THIS for me. 🙂
I still have to put in the metal rods to hang the ribbon on, but look at how NICE this is! It looks like a piece of furniture almost!
I am so excited about my ribbon rack, I can’t even tell you. And grateful. I really, truly needed this!!! Thanks dad. 🙂
I promise to never again imply that chemists are nerds and/or post pictures of you from the 1970s that I stole from your house.
I’m sorry for all those rude words and dirty looks between 1984 and 2001. Give or take.
And all those tuition hours you paid for that I flat-out wasted.
And those three vehicles of yours that I wrecked…….
Ooooh………………you didn’t know about that?? Nevermind……..I was just, ummm, kidding about that last one………