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31  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Craft storage on: November 25, 2010 04:31:43 AM
Thanks for all the nice compliments! I have an update on how I'll know what's in each box, since I've been making more inventory and found my memory is not as sharp as I thought it was.  But I don't want labels on each box that list like, 10 things each, because ew. So I'm just gonna make a Word document with a table with the same number of rows and columns as my cubbies, and list what's in the boxes that way. I can easily edit it if I sell anything or make more.  Thought I'd share that idea in case anyone else likes to hide their stuff in pretty storage but then forgets what's in there.
32  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Craft storage on: November 24, 2010 12:46:11 PM
What a lovely storage solution!  May I ask how you know what is in each box?

Well since I left the lids off, I can see down into them from my chair. And I also have them organized in a way that makes sense to me. Most of them have coasters in them, and they're sorted by theme, so I really only need to be able to see the front set to know which box to pull out.
33  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: "Nature" Altered Book (pic heavy) on: November 24, 2010 11:56:21 AM
This is wonderful! I wanna make one now.
34  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Craft storage on: November 24, 2010 11:51:48 AM
(I am not sure if this is "reconstructed" or not. It is . . . embellished I suppose)

For my day job, I work at a school, and this past weekend they wanted to clean out the storage sheds full of old classroom furniture, so they sent an email to the faculty and staff that if you wanted anything just come and get it for FREE!  So of course I was all on that. Boyfriend and I borrowed his dad's truck and we got some file cabinets, a few tables, some other boring stuff, and this awesome cubby organizer! With THIRTY cubbies! And then Hobby Lobby was having a sale on craft storage boxes, and Michaels had a pack of Amy Butler scrapbook paper I really liked. I cut the paper for the fronts and attached it with photo corners, just in case I one day decide to change the color scheme (which I probably will, knowing me)

Right now the only place for it is next to my desk and blocking the window, but the only person who ever uses that window is my cat and he's fine with sitting on top of the cubbies. Now I have storage for all my Etsy store inventory and supplies, and even a few empty boxes just waiting for me to make more stuff! Yay!

Should I feel guilty that I'm more excited about this piece of furniture than I was when my nephew was born?
35  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: The Owl from "The Owl and the Pussycat" *img heavy* on: November 14, 2010 06:07:55 PM
It's so awesome! Do the feathers you made have like, a bit of wire in them, or something else to stiffen them, or is it just the thickness of the fabric or the way its sewn or something? They're awesome, I want like, a whole dress of them.
36  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Gift wrap flower thingy on: November 08, 2010 11:22:24 AM
I got it at Michaels! They have tons of different cute designs.
37  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Gift wrap flower thingy on: November 06, 2010 11:52:21 AM
So, my friend had her baby shower today, and she's gonna do the baby's room in a jungle theme. I got her the jungle border that she registered for, and here's how I wrapped it:

I made the flower out of the tissue paper (obviously) and a sparkly brad, then I just stuck it on with double stick tape. She really liked how it looked, even though everyone else's presents were all in typical baby boy themed wrapping paper. Another friend said I should make a bunch of these flowers and sell them but I said no way people would buy them because they're so easy to make!

You just cut a square of tissue paper about the size you want your flower, then fold in half, half again, then half the triangle way, then cut a petal shape and unfold. Do a bunch, layer them, stick a brad through, crinkle it up, then fluff it out. Easy peasey.
38  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Halloween Party decor & window silhouette (pic heavy) on: November 04, 2010 07:18:06 PM
Love everything! How did you do the brain in a jar? It will be perfect for our Mad Scientist theme for next year!
39  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Candy sushi! on: October 25, 2010 10:03:49 AM
Welcome to Craftster, savannahleighh!  And congrats on the baby! (there are tons of cute, cheap, and fun ideas for babies' and kids' rooms on here)
40  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Freezer paper stencil disaster, please help! on: October 19, 2010 03:06:29 PM
Why don't you just cut the roaches out of dark fabric and glue them on with spray adhesive? You could use fray-check on the edges so you wouldn't have to hem them or anything.
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