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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2006 10:49:33 PM »

i must admit, i've bought a whole bolt of fabric before, just so no one else could have it. i've never done anything with it. i'm a bad person  Sad

Think you can handle it?
yea, i didn't think so . . .
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2006 11:16:30 PM »

*raises a meaty hand*

Hi, Tony here--- I'm a craft-supply addict.

It started off innocent enough--- with a nice tackle box for embroidery floss and ribbons and needles and such.  Then the second bin came into being for all the acrylics and brushes and mediums and whatnot.  After a while, furniture was required: a filing cabinet for all the handmade papers and clippings of ephemera and stamps and scissors.  Soon I was looking for all sorts of places to hide my addiction: Risers to make the bed higher to give me 9 extra inches of storage (yeah, that was caftgasmic.)- and the linen closet gave up 3 shelves worth of sundries to store the hardware needed for everything... 

Now, I can't pass by an antique beer crate without going, "That'd be perfect to hold my greeting cards."--- I'm getting to be a container-holic as well...

I need some serious help here.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006 06:45:39 AM »


All of the above!

I've told myself time and time again...."Out of the trenches BY CHRISTMAS!"

But when Christmas comes, I'm still neck deep in STUFF!

But it's gets worse sometimes, too.....I also LOVE BOOKS! And our Friends of the Library Book sale (once a year in October) ends their 3 day sale with an "All you fit in a grocery bag for $2" sale.

Resistance is futile.

I'm doomed.
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2006 07:04:53 AM »

SABLE? Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy!  I was introduced to this concept recently by another Craftster, who kindly agreed to me being Prince Consort.  More junior Princesses welcome, also room for pageboys and serving wenches! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

You know what the quilters say - "She who dies with the biggest stash wins!"
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2006 07:11:25 AM »

You know what the quilters say - "She who dies with the biggest stash wins!"

My cousin quit her job as a mathematician for NASA so she could buy and run  a fabric store, and she always would say that to me, adding, "And so far, I'm ahead of you!"  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2006 07:26:39 AM »

I have to move in a couple months, and I'm trying desperately to purge my collection of yarn, facbric, magazines, and stuff, I jsut dont know where its all going to go. And one of my future roommates is just as bad if not worse, so I think we may end up using the whole basement as an arts and craft room, and forgo on the 5th roommate... the things we do to for our stashes....
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2006 10:53:49 AM »

my grandmother does about a half-dozen crafts on a regular basis.  shes a member of so many clubs and guilds i dont know how she keeps track of it all.  shes in at least three different flower-arranging guilds!!!!!!!


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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2006 08:00:35 PM »

I've told myself time and time again...."Out of the trenches BY CHRISTMAS!"

OHHH this gave me a start! I went what??
My husband is a mucisian and I'm a volunteer on a committee and we put on a HUGE Xmas concert every year and raise big bucks for local charities. One of the MOST requested songs for the past fifteen years has been "Christmas In The Trenches!" I am so sorry to highjack this thread but when I read that i jumped!
 But I will now come back to reality and say that I have fabric hidden in the bathroom the basement the bedroom the laundry room ...... and everyone thinks it's just a pile of clothes that I've grown out of! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006 07:20:19 AM »

I have, within the last year or so, found my crafty soul hiding within me.  So far, I've been pretty organized with everything; my husband built some shelves that take up an entire wall.  He gave me a nut / bolt organizer his grandmother gave him.  When he gave it to me, I thought, "Well, perhaps I'll use it one day".  Now it's chock full of beads and wire and my beading board, and I'm running out of space on my shelves.  I can't go to Joanne's and buy just one thing.  If I can get in and out within 15 minutes, my husband is impressed.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2006 01:21:55 PM »

Oh geez... I buy fabric from the bargin-bin at wal*mart wheneve I go and I never really do anything with... I also print out tuts and all that jazz... but I never get around to it.
I feel so bad, other people could have used it by now  Lips sealed
My closet is a mess, my floor is covered with craftiness. And I can't just throw it all out, it's good fabric!  Cry

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