Before I leave for Hong Kong and China on Monday, Martin and I have one more Brainstorm up our sleeves. I'm hoping you guys can help out on this one because it proved to be trickier than anticipated.
Here's the e-mail I received from Tina:
A friend's mother brought me some Rachel Ashwell fabric samples. I use them to make quilts or sew two together and run ribbon through the grommets at the top to make gift bags. The fabric samples came on these large hooks - one of which I used for belts and placed on a hook in my closet. The wood pieces are roughly 40 cm long. Do you have any suggestions how to use these pieces either separately or together?
When I first got this I was all excited and thought I'd come up with a zillion ideas but like I said it's a tricky one. Here are our ideas so far:
I like the idea that Tina's already using one of the rings for, to hang her belts. They could also be used for scarves and other accessories.
I'm a list maker and keep a stash of paper scraps around and if I had one of these rings I'd punch holes in the corners of my paper scraps and hook them onto the ring. I'd hang the scrap paper ring in the kitchen and always have grocery list paper handy, just tear a piece off the ring.
To keep your pet rhino in check the ring will come in handy too!
The rings would make cool bracelets. Add fat wooden beads or simply wrap the rings in ribbon.
Oh, I know, I know! Curtain tie-backs!
The wood pieces could be made into signs by turning them upside down, painting them and using ribbon to hang. Gone Fishing. Welcome. Go round the back. Please take your shoes off. Merry whatever.
I always end up using our chop sticks to stir large cans of paint. One of the wood sticks could be used for that if you (we...) can't come up with anything better.
How about drilling more holes at regular intervals and adding dowels in them, paint the whole thing and you have a shaker style hanger. Like here for kitchen towel and pot holders.
If all else fails.
So do you have any other ideas for Tina?
Oh, and I couldn't resist showing you these: