Koala bears (which are not actually real bears), also live in Australia, and like the kangaroo, carry their babies around in a pouch on their tummy until they’re big enough to climb trees on their own. ‘Koala’ means animal that does not drink, because they rarely drink water but rather get their liquid from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat.
K is also for Keeping things handy. There are all kinds of boxes and containers and organizers that can be helpful for keeping near at hand those tools and gadgets needed for whatever your hobby might be. Here are pictures of the two top drawers of my sewing table:
This first is of a box from a fishing tackle bag that I bought for another use. There were 4 of these boxes in the bag, and they’ve been distributed around the house – one for Grizz’s workshop, one for some small craft supplies, one for embroidery floss, and this one. You can see that various sewing machine feet and needles are prominent in this box, which sits at my left.
The drawer at the right has another organizer box, that was a Tupperware craft box from years ago. In there are spool holders, screw drivers, sewing machine brush, thimble, hand-sewing needles, and I also keep the container for the type of needle currently in the machine right there for quick reference. This drawer also hold a number of other small tools and gadgets that come in handy.
On the top of my sewing table, behind the machine are these:
Scissors, rotary cutters, marking pens and pencils, tracing wheel, tweezers, seam ripper, pincushion, tape measure, glue stick, water ‘jug’ for the irons…….lots of stuff that I seem to constantly be reaching for. My biggest challenge is remembering to put things back where they belong, so that I can find them when I need them!
Happy handy stuff! Blessings, Peg