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« Reply #80 on: March 28, 2014 05:15:24 PM »

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« Reply #81 on: March 28, 2014 09:13:39 PM »

I almost feel silly posting this, because a) it is not a craft at all, and b) it may be super obvious, but I had this light bulb go off, and I was so excited I had to stop what I was doing and implement this immediately!

So, I am one of those people who doesn't own a sewing machine, but still feels a compulsive need to start every trip to the craft store in the fabric aisles.  I have been storing my fabric in plastic drawers on wheels, but storage space in my craft closet is quickly becoming a premium.

Anywho, a couple months ago, I Pinned this idea for using a filing cabinet to organize fabric on hanging file folders:


Which looks great and all, except for the fact that I have no spare filing cabinet at the moment.  As I was going through my pins, though, and came upon this guy again, it suddenly occurred to me that I could put my fabric on wire hangers!  Et voila:

I mean, I know that it is such an obvious thing (in fact, when I bothered just now to actually click on the Pin to the original link, sure enough, the blog posting had this very same idea posted), but what can I say, it didn't occur to me until now.  I actually ran out of wire hangers with a lot of fabric left to go, but I just picked up a load of dry cleaning this week, so more are on the way.  Wink  I have them secured to the hanger with a couple of large paper clips -- seems like they will hold just fine without sliding off the hanger.

As an added bonus, I get to delve into my OCD love of organizing.  Naturally, the fabrics are arranged into sections: first, primarily color patterns (ROYGBIV order, of course), then holiday fabrics hanging chronologically, and finally, themed fabrics alphabetized by topic.

And yes, that is (upside-down) George Washington with abs on that July 4th fabric -- now you know who's buying all those delightfully tacky holiday male pin-up fabrics at Joann.  Kiss
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    « Reply #82 on: March 30, 2014 06:29:51 AM »

    I love all of the lifehacks that Pinterest has. I am constantly saying, "why didn't I think of that."
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    « Reply #83 on: March 30, 2014 08:25:17 AM »

    Good job!  Nice and tidy!  I am always finding good ideas on organizing and ideas where you smack your head and go "duh"....I love pinterest but some of the ideas that are simple really aren't....

    I tried that "bread clip" to fix a flip flop...well it works for just a bit and then the bread clip breaks through of trips you...so scratched that one off my list! Grin
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    « Reply #84 on: March 30, 2014 12:42:21 PM »

    Although I haven't had time to try another pin, this thread has inspired me to re-evaluate my pins and delete a few. I'm counting that as progress!
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    « Reply #85 on: March 30, 2014 01:49:05 PM »

    vincentvanbuck, holiday fabrics hanging chronologically. Love it.

    I keep peeking over here to see all the goings-on, and finally have something to add. My conditions were to choose a pin quickly, use whatever junk I had within arms reach of the craft table, and not spend more than 2 hours doing it. That was all well and good, but Mod Podge doesn't dry in 10 minutes (which is about how long I waited before cutting out the birds.) My materials list included a gessoed cigar box lid, a 1965 Encyclopaedia, tissue paper, cardstock, old Nintendo Power posters, Darwin image, paint, ink, glue, and found seed beads from an earlier incident.

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    « Reply #86 on: March 30, 2014 02:33:15 PM »

    Now that it's the end of March, it's time to get going on Halloween decoration crafting!  Right?  RIGHT!?

    I recently made a new "sub-section" of my Halloween pinboards that is dedicated to apothecary, laboratory and chop shop ideas which got me all excited about coming up with some new specimens and potion ingredients.  So when I'm out walking the dogs in the woods I've had a fresh eye at what natural stuff can be reborn as mystical, mythical, occulty, funny stuff to stuff into jars.  I has this pin in mind (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/168885054749480357/) when I made these "Shed Sprite Wings (juvenile)"

    I still need to make labels and distress and gunge up the jar, but it was fun to actually get going on this.  I didn't even reference the pin, just went by vague memory, so I don't know how the maker accomplished theirs, but I used pigments inks (4 colors on each, 5 different base colors).

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    « Reply #87 on: March 30, 2014 03:46:07 PM »

    pottermouth i love what you did the background , tree and birds are fabulous. i use an old embossing heat tool to speed up the drying process, a hairdryer would work as well.

    themistresst its never to early to start on halloween, its a year round thing. those are beautiful i wish we had maple trees down south cause those are perfect fairy wings.
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    « Reply #88 on: March 30, 2014 04:36:25 PM »

    Very cool, MistressT.  I have a dream of someday decorating our downstairs bathroom in a creepy apothecary theme.....
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    « Reply #89 on: March 30, 2014 05:29:46 PM »

    I can't believe you accomplished that in under two hours, pottermouth.

    And TheMistressT, that's a cool bottle of sprite wings. Cheesy
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