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Crafts: Craft Area Makeover

3 Jul

Today was cleaning/organizing day. With B out of the house and E spending some time with Oma and Papa this girl got some cleaning done!! After taking over the entire place with the vacuum and cleaning supplies I decided to reorganize my craft area. I titled it as a makeover but it really should say OVERHAUL! With everything I purchased yesterday and the lack of space I have for my stuff, it was time to get down and dirty!

I’ve been focusing on the five things I’m going to be selling, so all other crafts are taking a backseat to the storage area. Also all the stuff I already made along with the extra supplies I bought that just wont fit found their way into the storage. I got baskets out and hung up as much as I could on my cork board to give me as much working space as possible.. but let’s just say. I have A LOT of stuff..

I hung up all my beading supplies and swatches of fabric

Shoved as many rolls of yarn as I could in my basket!

Then I organized my fabric into burp cloths and zipper pouches:

I have a feeling that I’ll be back out to buy more for this project because I didn’t realize how much I love doing it!!

The the zipper pouches!! Because this requires more stuff (lining, stiffener, zippers) I needed double the space. The fabric is stacked double high with the lining on the bottom. As you can see as of right now I have four zippers. With the amount of fabric I have .. I might need more zippers 😉

Then off to the storage because I already ran out of room………. so sad.

My box of frames (some for sale – some not)

Microspun yarn and finished scarves (all for sale)

Then leftover yarn I couldn’t fit in my first basket… that’s a lot of yarn!!

And I’m not quite done yet .. but I am out of pictures! I have a box of frames coming in two weeks because I’m running low on those 😉

So some might consider that organizing, cleaning, rearranging, or just plan boxing – to me it was an overhaul/makeover!

In about 15 minutes Nana and Dodo are coming to pick up E for a birthday party while I get my craft on. Expect another post with some exciting new things!

Love Always,

J

Crafts: Project 2 of 5

17 Jun

Today I repurposed a cork board for my project today. I’ve been wanting to this for so long and it’s so nice to finally have a place to keep all my miscellaneous things and still look pretty 🙂 I found this fabric in the scrap section of JoAnn‘s a while ago and it came in handy because the colors match our living room and since my craft area is in the common area it’s nice to make it flow with the rest of the room.

This was a super easy project and only took a few minutes and a man with muscle. Seeing as how I couldn’t work the monstrous staple gun, I left that part to my father 😉

While I was out shopping I grabbed a few other things this morning… another project that might take longer than I expected is punch needle. I got a cute home sweet home sign to start out with to keep it simple but boy is it going to take some patience 😉

I got new needles so I can sew some burp cloths without killing my machine 😛 I’m determined to do those.

I found some vinyl paper for my cricut cutter on sale!! They are usually $5.99 and were on sale for a little over $2.00 so I can try out some designs for our living room and E’s room and not feel like I wasted money!

And of course I can’t go to the store without at least looking at stamps so I got two new ones and hopefully I’ll have two new frames to show you when I get around to that.

So lots more fun to come!! Seems like I’m on a roll here, let’s keep it going!! I’m consistently working on the embroidery project and the punch needle project a little bit each day so that when those will be ready sooner rather than later and I need to pick up my pace on the scarf but this hott weather is making it hard to pick up the yarn & needle.

Let me know what you think.

Love Always,

J

 

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