Sunday, October 9, 2011

Random Crafty Ramblings

Hi. Happy Sunday... just down in my craft dungeon cleaning and organizing. bought some storage items and trying to figure out what to do with everything.. organization of crafty items is just as important as the crafting.. don't you think?

I never have enough room and I'm always seeking out items that will make finding things easier... and I like to be portable, so traveling storage is a bonus.. I use to try to bring everything with me when I crop, but it's gotten to the point I just bring the essentials and a few kits. makes for lighter loads and I get more done when I'm not searching out a bazillion items.. lol.. anywhos. I'm just thinking of these thoughts out loud here.. =)

This weekend at Michaels I picked up this Recollections wire rack item that I thought would be cool. It's ok. maybe I'll like it once it's filled with items.. Ha!! It's a clip it up type item that fits in my Making Memories tool turnabout. wish I had a picture to share.

and I've recently begun collecting Twine. This really isn't a new thing.. but I'm buying it in BOLTS now.. lol.. 240 yds at a time. lots of sales sneaking up at Scrapbook Steals and Crafty Steals from The Twinery.. So.. with it comes another storage dilemma. What to do with them. I'm sure you've seen the cute sugar caddy holders, (click here to see a cute one from Divine Twine) but I need something cheap. I know.. you are spend all this money on scrap stuff but want a cheap storage solution... well, the answer is yes.. lol.. I do have a frugal side and some things I just hate spending money on..

While on Pinterest the other night I saw these awesome ball jars that were colored and I'm thinking, shazam!!! i've got a ton of canning jars collecting dust right now so I'm gonna use those for twine.. and when I checked it out, the twine fit perfectly into Pint Jars. So, stinking excited.. here is what I've come up with.

I've used a spellbinders scallop die in my big shot and cut some cute fabric quarters I got for 99cents. Poked a hole in the top so I can pull out the twine and tada... What do you think??? i love it. and now, the mind is working on where I will put 13 jars of twine in my scrap space.. lol. solving one problem.. only to create another. sigh....

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And I'll leave you all with a picture of some tomatoes I picked from my garden..i took the picture with Instagram. Another app you must have for your iPhone. Used the Nashville filter.

I better get back to cleaning and organizing so that I can make some space to scrap.. gotta work on some Scrapbookers Anonymous challenges.

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  1. Yup! Cleaning and organizing the scrap stuff is so important!
    I only bring a couple of kits and certain embellies when I go to crops too. Many of my pages are left open and I finish them off at home with the right stuff if I didn't bring it with me. I love the twine in the bottle idea...looks great!

  2. Wanna come over and help me organize my stash!??!?!? lol! I loveeeee loveeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what you did for the storage of the twine! That is AWESOME!! GREAT IDEA!! I might start saving spaghetti sauce jars for that... or flowers!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I think you have my brain going! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hey Theresa..Would love to have you come and help me with my STASH!!!... That is just awesome... hugs...xoxo

  4. Your twine storage looks great! Hmmm, do we both really need to start collecting entire bolts of it.... well it's not about need is it? :) Oh and that tomato pic turned out awesome!!!

  5. It took me weeks to clean up the mess in my craft room, but ONE project is all I need to get it back to mess again, *sigh.....
    I signed up for Pintrest a while ago, but doesn't seem to be able to get it work, and ya, I didn't really spend enough time to figure it out, another *sigh.....
    It was nice seeing yours though! : )

  6. I do spend a lot of time organizing my stash. I don't have a lot of space to display stuff so it's a constant are not alone! lol

  7. I need to give my craft room a good tidy up, keep putting it off though. I love the twine jars, will look fab in your craft space.
    I love tomatoes, yours look yummy, great


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