Sew and Tackle

My sewing box has been an issue for a while. I recently realized I bought a second spool of pink-ish thread not realizing I already had this unusual shade in the bottom of my sewing kit. I've had this sewing box since high school but it was no longer cutting it. I had my sewing machine spare parts all over the place and I had buttons in drawers all over the house for fear of this sewing box eating them.

I can take ZERO credit for this stroke of brilliance from Jen at Rambling Renovators. When I saw her tackle box sewing kit a few weeks ago, I knew I had to do the same. I found my tackle sewing box very similar to Jen's on Amazon.
I think Handy Hubby thought it was going to be for him but no. Sorry, Hon.

Mine came in a slightly different color but I actually prefer the more muted palate.

I opened the box and angels sang.

Nothing like a quick organization project to get the juices flowing. It took me about an hour to sort through everything in my sewing box. I put thread, pins, needles, and scissors on the top of the box so I can make quick repairs without digging below the first layer.

I put my buttons and various sewing machine accessories in the lower trays. At the bottom, a bunch of miscellaneous rick-rack trim, an embroidery hoop and other various stuff.

I even found a ribbon on the bottom of the box which I bought for my wedding. No idea what it was for but I know it closely matched the bridesmaids' dresses.

I wish I had taken a picture of Handy Hubby's face when he saw that little addition to the sewing box. Ha!