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« Reply #340 on: January 24, 2013 10:12:16 AM »

And that's just the wool and fiber!  Never mind the fabric and beads and paper and doodads... Tough I will admit that stuff doesn't really need to be inventoried.  It's a infintesamal portion compared to that...

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Bella!!  Your inventory is almost like a shop catalog!  Where do you store it all! ?

It's now all in my craft room, which has a small walk in closet ( which I requested when we reframed and properly insulated that room, tho now I'm wishing I would have asked for a bigger closet and sacrificed some floor space in the functional part of the room) most of it is in the closet.  There wasn't quite as much up here as I thought!  That was a happy thing, for sure.  Just a laundry baskets worth.
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« Reply #341 on: January 24, 2013 10:59:34 AM »

And that's just the wool and fiber!  Never mind the fabric and beads and paper and doodads... Tough I will admit that stuff doesn't really need to be inventoried.  It's a infintesamal portion compared to that...

When people ask me if I spin, I feel panick, back up and state NO! I know what would happen to me. I would never find my way out of the fleeces again. I can understand why you have such a large stash. I bet working with your finished yarns is incredible.

Thanks AIMR. It is somehow so satisfying to keep our money. Cheesy

Kookaloo_Starr, I am online looking for a pattern right now. Even though I rarely follow patterns.  Roll Eyes  Wink
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« Reply #342 on: January 24, 2013 11:03:07 AM »

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You know.... I think I've only done it once or twice.... I gift and sell it craft fairs more often then not.... :-/
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« Reply #343 on: January 24, 2013 11:23:30 AM »


Kookaloo_Starr, I am online looking for a pattern right now. Even though I rarely follow patterns.  Roll Eyes  Wink

I haven't got that far yet  Cheesy In my head I'm seeing a mitt with lots of strips on the palm though so that is probably what I'll aim for.
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« Reply #344 on: January 24, 2013 12:49:59 PM »

Love, love the cobweb catcher! How brilliant!
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« Reply #345 on: January 24, 2013 01:09:25 PM »

So I'm jumping on the photos-of-truth bandwagon.  And I know the photos are dark, but it's the basement.  We all deal.  (I call it the disaster room in homage to the X-men's danger room.)



It's actually *mostly* organized.  I really just need to take care of all the piles and boxes that are on the floor.  Then I would actually be able to get to all the stuff under my sewing bench.  Like my boxes of fabric and patterns.



I do quick jobs right at the bench, standing up.  But when there's some serious action going on, I make myself wipe down the kitchen table and take the machines there.

My biggest organizational challenge is figuring out what to do with all the leftover stuff after I've finished a project.  Anybody have a system for dealing with that?
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I have boxes of vintage piano music.  Some as old as 1890's!  PM me if you'd like some!

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« Reply #346 on: January 24, 2013 01:17:11 PM »

Do you mean like fabric?  I have a plastic bag hanging above my machine for strings and yarn leftovers that I save for the birds each spring...I them sort any fabrics into bins: large enough scraps for small projects, scraps for Teesha moore style projects and size, scraps to be cut into quilt squares (I do 3-1/2, 2-1/2 and 1-1/2 inches), and finally, scraps so small that they can only be used for ATC or notecard making...I seriously throw nothing out except fabric dust! Cheesy

I do the same sort of thing with papers...only, they are marked "Solid Scraps", "Patterned Scraps", and "Images".
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« Reply #347 on: January 24, 2013 01:43:39 PM »

Yeah, I mostly do apparel sewing (with some knit and crochet thrown in).  So I end up with moderate sized scraps, but they usually aren't big enough to use for more clothing.  I keep meaning to make some quilts out of the scraps, but half of them aren't the right type of fabric.  And as much as I would craft just for crafting sake, then I still end up with something that will just sit on a shelf taking up space with no purpose--just like my stash.
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I have boxes of vintage piano music.  Some as old as 1890's!  PM me if you'd like some!

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« Reply #348 on: January 24, 2013 05:09:07 PM »

People on etsy sell bags of their scraps. Or do you have friends who like to craft? You could offer them your scraps.
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« Reply #349 on: January 24, 2013 06:12:58 PM »

Well I have been working on my daughters's party and got their costumes done.

used fabric and paint and clay lots from stash I did have to get a little of the white

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