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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2008 09:23:04 PM »

I have my floss in boxes that match the colors (all reds in a red container...) I keep all my patterns that have envelopes in picture boxes. My patterns that I have made or do not have envelopes are in a accordion file. All of the stuff is on a book case.

« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2008 07:54:02 AM »

I have two containers like the ones you pictured, although they are bigger, that I store all of my craft items in. For projects I am currently working on I have all of the supplies in a gallon ziploc bag. That way I never lose the instructions or thread, etc. It is always in the same place in our coffee table shelf. That way if I ever decided to work on the item I can grab it real quick, especially if I am leaving our apartment and decide I want it.
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008 08:00:53 PM »

Wow, it's really kinda nifty to see how others store their needlework, almost voyeuristic, but it's also cool to see others struggle like I do with my craziness with supplies... =)
Currently (since I am living in pretty cramped quarters) all of my embroidery things live in a small sewing box (you know the wicker basket-y ones with the plus guy inside for your needles?) and a converse shoe box.  Those stay tucked away under my coffee table, safe from doggies and roommates! 
HEHEHEHE... A converse box... all of my sewing supplies are in 2 converse shoe boxes... (I have a machine, and sew basic things, so my sewing supplies are enough to fit into 2 chuck taylor boxes... LOL)

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008 07:33:27 PM »

i picked up a few b&w polka dot *organizers* at michael's while they were on sale. i have a box that holds paper and cardstock, and a sort of bag with handles, that has 3 plastic tray-things in it, for most of my other crafty things.
i keep my embroidery stuff in this:

the back has another zipper pocket, where i keep all of my patterns.
i keep most of my blanks in a giant black tote.
i just wish they had more of the bag with handles, since my embroidery habit is starting to take over!


« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2008 11:20:27 AM »

Being kinda crazy, OCD about my organization, and working in a small space, I've got a place for everything and everything in it's place.

Patterns are kept in clear sleeves in a three ring binder.  Actually 2 one for my own designs, one for purchased patterns.  Then patterns are further divided by type (birds, robots, trees, etc. . .).

Hoops are kept in a hatbox.  I also keep things like stabilizer in there.

Needles are kept in their own pincushion.  Extras are kept in a needle box in the hoop box.

Floss. . . where here I've gone a bit mental. . . See?

It's all organized by color and number. 

I've been told I need help, but then again I can always find what I'm looking for!

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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2008 01:39:58 PM »

I don't really care about the numbers of my floss.  I tried, but I hate using those little cards that you wind your floss on.  Here is what I use:

If the skeins get tangled, I pull them out of the paper label, rewind them on my hand and then slip them back into the paper.  I like them this way because it is easier for me to judge how the various colors will look when combined.

I stitch at my bed with the television on because that is the spot in the house with the best light during the day.  This bin fits right under the bed for easy access.

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2008 03:07:08 PM »

I have a box like monkeythumbs for my floss. But only one box. But anytime I use it, it comes out of order cause I sit in my frontroom with everything surrounding me to craft:( But it looks pretty before I start working:)
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2008 03:22:30 PM »

I don't have a ton of floss (yet) so I just keep everything in a Bass Pro Shops plastic tackle box Grin I imagine I'll be needing something bigger soon....

BTW, sprklgrl81, I'm jealous! Sweet organizer! I love polka dots Grin

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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2008 07:09:22 PM »

Wow, still really neat to see how everyone does their storage... I did end up purchasing one of those carts, I dig the fact that I can roll it over to the place I sit and roll it back to the place where I keep the cart.  It's convenient.  Wicked.  That's what happens when your supplies grow... LOL

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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2008 06:35:55 AM »

I don't think my method will work for long....

And I only have two small envelopes of transfer patterns, so they're just sitting around somewhere. Being new to embroidery, I don't have to be so organized just yet.

However, I sense that will change in the next 6 months, and then I'll need to refer back to this post and come up with something much better.  Smiley
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