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« Reply #530 on: February 14, 2013 08:37:57 AM »

You are making great progress!  A little at a time is certainly less overwhelming!
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« Reply #531 on: February 14, 2013 10:44:48 AM »

welcome Jesskelly

Good luck this weekend on your trial run Trina. 

Great job on making some progress ehinders

I have some storage units that I'll get to pick up this weekend to better sort my fabric scraps, that should really help me organize my crafting space.  I worked some with stash this weekend, but didn't have enough/the right kind of fabric to finish the quilt I was working on.  Picked up another quilt that is all stash... and it gave me fits, so I sort of just stopped for the moment.
Good thing is, so far all the fabric I bought in January is in states of use, so it's not just sitting around being pretty but un-used, it's all destined for specific projects that are currently in progress, and there are plans for some of the scraps too.
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« Reply #532 on: February 14, 2013 02:21:59 PM »

Love seeing/hearing about the progress folks are making with their crafting areas.  My goal for this month is to convert my old desk nook in my bedroom into a paper-crafting area.  I've tried it for sewing and it just doesn't work, but maybe paper will be better.

I've also gone on a supply buying haitus until the end of March.  I didn't buy all that much before, but I'm putting a complete quash on it now - not even for thread or interfacing or other project specific things that I don't usually consider stash.  Wish me luck!

Also! - I found the 31 Days to Get Organized on the Webs Yarn Store Blog while wandering the internet recently and thought I'd link here in case anyone else was staring at their knitting & crochet supplies in befuddlement like I am.  I'm slowly working my way through the posts and they look pretty good.

Oh! And an actual project - Doll Hat out of sock yarn.


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« Reply #533 on: February 14, 2013 05:19:14 PM »

Awesome link!  I have found so many good ideas!
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« Reply #534 on: February 14, 2013 07:06:47 PM »

ehinders: I honestly can see the progress, keep up the good work!

alwaysinmyroom: Zippered pouches are very practical (I use them for lots of things) and in this case very beautiful as well Smiley

Kookaloo_Starr: You're right about the ten posts, hopefully my disgraceful before stash picture can be posted next to a picture of it all organised.

I got another pair of eyes in to help me. I felt like for what I had there was no way there was enough space to store it in an organised and accessible manner. Visions ran through my head of having to get rid of everything (a complete waste) or having to buy more shelving (not ideal). Luckily my boyfriend took note of the "oh the despair" expression on my face and offered a few helpful suggestions. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes and you start seeing optons you hadn't thought were there. Now I'm putting the same sized stash into a smaller storage area and somehow it feels like I have more room.

Not long now and I can get some crafting done!



  
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« Reply #535 on: February 14, 2013 07:13:14 PM »

If you post img or jpg files,I can turn them into pics.for you Smiley
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« Reply #536 on: February 15, 2013 01:07:43 AM »

You're so kind, alwaysinmyroom, but don't worry, I can post them now.

This is my stash gathered from far too many locations and here seen trying to eat the dining table:



This is my stash after I searched through all the bits that I had forgotten I had and put them into suitable containers:



This takes a lot longer to do than you might think, but since we're all doing the same thing basically I'm sure you understand Smiley My fabrics have been restrained and contained to one shelf in the linen cupboard. As I work through turning my stash of supplies into things instead of bits of things all those chocolate boxes you see there will be turned into gift boxes and given away so I'll start moving my fabric there.  

I'll get around to the next step of prettying up the area (slip cover for chair, curtain for shelves etc) but for now I've got some other crafting to do with my new found crafts supplies!
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« Reply #537 on: February 15, 2013 05:45:30 AM »

Great work, JessKelly! It must feel so great having it all in one spot and completely accessible.
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« Reply #538 on: February 15, 2013 06:00:57 AM »

Wow--I think your area is so nice and neat...good job!

I feel like I want to haul everything out of my room, repaint it, and start all over...the problem is, where to put the stuff as I try to do this!?  Maybe in the spring I can use the garage...I really want a much neater and more organized area...

I feel like for now, I need to make a few things to help me organize what I have in the way of knitting supplies and yarn...
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« Reply #539 on: February 15, 2013 09:55:11 AM »

I have spent the last month or so organizing my art room which is now about 70% done because I am still finding things in the very cold garage to put away. Thankfully I do have the art room very organized so that everything can be moved into our room and the art room can be used as a guest room or party lounge. Here are some photos of the art room at the beginning of the year



And these are some photos I took at 8 am Friday Feb 15th of the nearly finished art room before we moved stuff




It took us 27 minutes to move stuff out, fold up the drafting table, tuck it in the closet, put up the curtain and put down the cushions. This was including cleaning out the vacuum cleaner, bringing the cushions in from the garage and arguing about what is pink and what is red. Here are the results.




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