"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Printable What?

I didn't do any beading or knitting or anything last night. By dinner time I was having such bad PMS cramps and a headache that I just wanted to lay down in a dark cool room and pretend to be dead. I didn't do that of course, but I sure wanted to. Instead, I downed some pain killers and cooked dinner (even went to a bit of trouble for it-mustard tarragon chicken), then laid in my recliner and drank Southern Comfort until the bottle was empty. Somehow, it helped a little.

And lest you think I was under the table, there were only two shots left in that bottle (rats!). About an hour after dinner my sweet loving daughter, Ruth, said the most awesome words I've heard in quite awhile.

"Would you like me to make you some chocolate pudding Mom?"

I almost cried. I must have done something incredibly good in my past to get a daughter like her. She made me chocolate pudding. It made me feel tons better, though I still went to bed early.

So what does all that have to do with the title of todays entry? Nothing. Ha ha! But, before dinner I was doing some web surfing, in an effort to forget I was in pain. I started out just looking at beaded eye candy at various web sites, clicking on links just cos I was curious. I got sidetracked and ended up on a site that had Printable Boxes. What, may you ask, is that? It's a graphic image of a box template that you can print on cardboard stock, cut it out, fold it on the appropriate lines, glue the right tabs, and voila! You have a small gift box.

I didn't know there was such a thing. They make perfect gift boxes for my beaded jewelry. In fact, I wish I'd found them before Tami's birthday. They are so cute, and some of them are downright beautiful. They come in all kinds of shapes and there's even little tiny bag templates. I ended up spending quite a bit of time just looking for printable box templates and saving them on my computer. So, here are a couple links where you can find some free box templates. They can be bought too, but I haven't looking into that yet.

Package Tech

Mardar's Stuff

Rainbow Graphics

Let me know what you think, and have a nice day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your level and fair comment on January One. I used to work at ImagiKnit and still teach there and really appreciated your words.