True Confessions of a Crafty Blog-aholic
Hello, my name is Anna and I am ADDICTED to crafty blogs! So I finally figured out how to use Google Reader. Not that I didn’t really know how to use it, just that I forgot it existed. Turns out ALL the blogs I’ve ever chosen to follow for ANY reason whatsoever have been logged on my Google Reader account! That means that when I log in to my account I can see them, ALL the Crafty Blogs I’ve sorted into the Crafty Blogs group are now nicely organized and I can read new post after new post after new post and go on a linky crafty world spree! So, I was working on reading all the 300+ NEW posts (seems I forgot about it again for a day or two) and in the mean time I found oh, four or five NEW blogs to add to my reader! That means that for every two or three new posts I actually read, I was adding another new blog with more NEW posts! Crazy!! Now, it’s a good thing I’m doing this at the odd hours of the morning because if it was during the day I would REALLY feel like I was wasting time. But at this time of the morning, when the dogs are sleeping, hubby is sleeping, it’s just me and the world of crafty blogs, hmm, I can get lost in inspiration!
But wait…There’s MORE!
I have another confession:
I was organizing the shelves where I store most of my fabric and projects and I FOUND fabric I actually FORGOT I had! Is that horrible!? (Or just normal for a fabric-a-holic like me) I actually FOUND a few layer cakes from lines I REALLY love! I also found some charm packs and lots of patterns I had sort of just stuffed on the shelf for some odd reason. So, now that I’ve finished with folding the bigger pieces of fabric, I’m working on the declutter and actually sorting stuff in my Spring Studio Spruce Up. I hope that very soon I’ll have some pictures to show you of my uber organized Spruced Up Sewing Space.
Your turn to SPILL THE BEANS!
What is YOUR addiction?
Fabric, beads, buttons, scrapbook paper, all of the above?
(Oh, don’t get me started on my scrapbook paper addiction!)
Please share in the comments, you can post anonymously, don’t worry, we won’t tell your significant other.
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I wanted to post the video directly here in the post but it’s not working! So try clicking here for a direct link to the video on my flickr page.
Sorry about that!
Here’s a little video-torial I created to show how to fold fabric for storing on your shelf. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Thanks to the Happy Zombie (Monica Solorio Snow) who posted this first in a photo tutorial.
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Friday Follow, New Friend Friday, Feature Yourself
You know, in honor of Earth Day this Thursday (April 22nd) I think it makes sense to be sprucing up our studios or some part of our homes. It’s a perfect time to air out your linens that have been stored away in favor of heavier blankets, and to rexamine the items in your home/sewing space. I figured out how to do a mosaic! Here’s a great website for that.
1. Fabric storage, 2. my sewing table feb 09, 3. Craft Space (new home!), 4. magnetic board on inner cupboard door, 5. my desk, 6. Ribbon storage, 7. buttons 002, 8. A corner in my studio, 9. craft room glitter shelf
These were just gathered from the first 10 pages of the over 9000 images in the Craft Rooms group!
I found some totally cute storage cubes (collapsible) at DOLLAR TREE!
All of these for just $5 total! And they match my room colors, isn’t that too cute?! The rectangle ones have dividers on the inside I think those will be perfect for organizing small notions and the others will be great for FQs and precuts.
Here are some other great ideas for storage:
Ribbon Storage in jars (with great tutorial)
Fabric Folding tutorial (Happy Zombie)
Video Rack turned Ribbon Holder (French Picnic)
Tipnut Buncha Links Organize Sewing Rooms and Crafts Supplies (They did all the work for me!)
General Decluttering Tips (Tipnut again)
Organize a Craft Space (Home Made Simple)
Wow, these pictures are so inspiring! I’m very determined to get my sewing room organized from top to bottom this week so I have some great pictures to post on Saturday!
Question(s) of the day: How to do you store your fabric/papers/thread/buttons?
Do you organize by color? By size (yardage)? By collection? Theme such as holiday? Come on! Spill the beans!!
Happy SpRiNg SpRuCe Up!!
>I’m not sure why, but I’m a super insomniac tonight and you get to benefit from it! I’ve been blog hopping and found some great ideas and inspiration for sewing rooms. Did you know there is a group on Flickr just for pictures of Craft Rooms (a small group of only 4,330 members!) AND Sewing Rooms (over 1000 pictures!) If you just go and type “sewing rooms” in the search box it finds all sorts of great pictures!
Hmm, I have some more ideas but I think I’ll save those for tomorrow’s post, I can’t wait! In the meanwhile, don’t forget to link your post with pictures (before OR after is fine) on my linky post from Saturday! You will be entered to win a Goody Bag from Crafty Girls Workshop! Oh, and tell your friends!! I am determined I’m going to figure out how to make one of those neat-o mosaic thingys for tomorrow’s post of great storage ideas! I have two ideas for storing ribbon, oh, actually, make that three I just remembered another one I can grab. Oh, and Kim over at Everything Etsy had a neat post a little while back about crafty spaces. Hope you’ll check it out! Have a great Monday!
NOTE: You can post ANY Spruce Up to the linky page, I don’t mind if it doesn’t relate to a crafty/sewing space. Any sort of before/after will do and be inspiring to those of us who need to spruce things up a bit.
Happy Stitches (and Sprucing Up),
>Yeah, it’s not very pretty, but here are some pictures of my Sewing Space currently. Actually, I’ve moved my sewing machine downstairs because my sewing space is so cluttered that I can’t think in there and would rather work downstairs! Plus, it’s easier to let my dog in and out all day if I’m not running up and down the stairs (need to get a doggy door).
I can’t wait to see your before pictures.
Happy Spring Spruce Up!
P.S. If you DO link up your before pictures you’ll be entered to WIN a FREE goodie bag from Crafty Girls Workshop! I plan to do a drawing each week AND one at the end, so if you post every week, you’ll get multiple entries! Please join me!!