Showing posts with label Craft stash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Craft stash. Show all posts

Friday, August 17, 2012

Craft Supply Storage

Where do keep your craft supplies? I am not lucky enough to have an entire room devoted just to crafts, so I have to find places to stash all my stuff throughout the house. I like being organized and finding inexpensive ways to do things.

One inexpensive place I have stored craft supplies for many years is in my girls' old lunchboxes. Here is one. We have a stack of these in a closet under our stairs. They are very portable. We have several Barbie versions and a metal Mickey Mouse one. They bring back happy memories and are very functional.

When we were rearranging our house a few years ago, I ended up with this shelving unit for sewing supplies that my husband had been using before. It is about 40" tall and 36" across. We originally purchased it at a discount store like Target or at Home Depot. As cheap as I am, I am sure it was less than $70. It keeps things hidden and tidy.

I bought this next unit at an office supply store for about $30. It is perfect for scrapbooking-- if you are using 8.5" x 11" paper.
Finally, I claimed a small, under the eaves closet to store my fabrics and quilting supplies. I LOVE clear plastic containers. Big Lots is a great place to buy them. I utilized a hat rack already in the closet to hang hoops. There are also acyrlic rulers at the very top of the rack. I have my cutting mats and other rulers hanging from a peg.
Even though it is a tall stack, I can find things very easily now.

Where do you keep your "stuff"?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Which of your craft supplies are a necessity?

storage 001So unlike awesome my sister, I hold onto craft supplies with no intention of ever letting any of it go. I have tried and tried to keep it all organized but it's always a mess. Therefore I wasn't surprised when recently I had to pack it all up :( You see our house is on the market and when the home stager came through she asked me if it was vital if it stayed staged as a craft room and office. As my mouth said "No, I can pack it all up," my heart said "NO WAY! ARE YOU CRAZY?!" How will I make cute things for my church responsibilities or need to make a card? So to get away with keeping some stuff out I got creative with my storage. The space is very limited and I had a hard time coming up with what to keep out. Overall I kept out:

  • My paper and paper cutter
  • My sewing machine and basic supplies
  • My general crafting supplies

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What would you keep out? I'm crossing my fingers that be reunited with my stuff soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jaime's Land of Misfit Projects

I have always been an idea person. I'm great with coming up with ideas. They're not always GOOD ideas, but at least I have one. So here's my problem: I go to the thrift store with an idea (or I get an idea there) and then I purchase an item to alter. And then I don't. I lose the excitement of the idea and I move on to something else. So now, I give you, Jaime's Land of Misfit Projects:

One of the first items I bought to redo, this chair. It was $6.99 from Goodwill. I'm still looking for the perfect fabric to cover the cushion with. Will I ever find it?

I didn't get this from a thrift store, I got this free from work. We just got all new furniture in our offices and they were getting rid of our old stuff. I love that this table is a folding table and it fits in my car. I want to set it up for crafting, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Lazy, or what?

This beauty I won at a thrift store silent auction. I need to clean it up and find a place to display it. Yep, still hunting for the perfect table for it. I only have my attempts at "artsy" pictures of it on my computer and I'm not getting it out of storage right now. Did I mention I have no idea how to clean it?

On the right we have a vintage sheet I got at the thrift store. On the left, a big roll of fabric I got at Wal Mart for $3. Haven't made a thing with either one.

A pumpkin from a trip to Dollar Tree. No plans for it as I really hate the line across it. 

Finally a size XL stretchy t shirt from the thrift store. I thought about making it into a bag, a skirt and a bunch of other things, but nothing has come to fruition. Any ideas?

This is just a sample, by the way. I have more. This coming from the girl who told you to free yourself from your crafting stash!

Any ideas for my misfit projects?
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