I'm so glad you posted this question, lovelyxmalia! I'm needing some help in this area as well. (And it spreads just beyond my paper arts.) Unfortunately, I don't really have any answers or a super swell solution. I can tell you about my current organization methods though: I have photo storage boxes that I use to separate all of my goodies. (my categories: plastic game pieces, paper game pieces, ribbons, stamping, strings, paper elements (chipboard,etc.), decorative papers, ephemera) Then for all of the pictures that I tear out/collect from the street, mail, magazines, books I currently have a loose system. Gallon ziplock bags hold different categories (animals, transportation, people, children, architecture, abstract, backgrounds, etc.) My biggest complaint? I have so much I don't remember what I have when it comes time to work on that special project! Any suggestions? And should I sort them by size as well? So many questions! And good luck to you too!
I made this for one of my best friends who just got married. No patterns, I simply used carbon transfer paper after creating my own design. Enjoy!
(Note: The dark spots on the fabric are simply just damp areas from where I washed off the remainder of the carbon. I couldn't wait to take a picture of the finished product since I needed to wrap it right away!)
I made this sometime last year as a gift for one of my girlfriends who was having her first baby (a little girl.) Tag blankets are SO easy and I love the way they look when they turn out! It was a big hit at the baby shower as well. (I actually ended up being commissioned to make a couple more for my friend for her to give as Christmas gifts for a couple of new babies.)
I have been on Craftster forever, but I am just now taking the time to upload some of my projects. Like so many of you, I make all of my gifts. This post contains a set of tea towels that I made for a friend of mine last Christmas. This was my first attempt at embroidery, so be kind. I sketched the designs directly on the towel. Enjoy!
I am going to be starting a new project soon, and I need lots more buttons than what I have already collected. Plus, I don't want to entirely wipe out the stock that I have accumulated! I have done some perusing at some wholesale sites online, but I figured you guys would really know where it's at! Besides the obvious eBay, (because I'm doing some looking there too), are there any really great websites out there that can sell me a good amount of buttons for a cheap price? Thanks for your help everyone!