Most of my craft supplies live in Mike's closet. Along with a bazillion other things that do not belong to Mike. In my defense he has WAAAY more drawers in his dresser than I do, and he's a guy, so he doesn't really need too much closet space. I currently have 4 bins of stuff, then one of those tall plastic bin of drawers. I actually have a few things stashed under Jackson's bed, so I pulled those out too.
Part one was going through and organizing my fabric. Man. I have a lot of fabric. I organized by color, folded nicely, and instead of putting it all back in a bin that I never look in unless I'm sewing, which obviously hinders the creative process, I put them in one of these:
After Taylor went down for bed I pulled out all the drawers in the drawer bin thingy and started attacking my paper collection. Okay seriously. Teacher friends. If you need ANY sort of scrap paper, of any size and shape, or any scrapbook paper (in any size as well) let me know. I have tons. I went through all the paper and put all the solid paper in one drawer, and all the printed in another. I also pulled out all my envelopes (yes, I have a ridiculous amount of colored envelopes thanks to making wedding and birthday invites) and kept them together. The other two drawers are filled with a ridiculous amount of tape, glue sticks, and cutting supplies. I seriously have like 25 different types of scissors. The great part about this clean out is that Jackson totally got into it. Picking out scraps of paper and using the different types of scissors. I even had two origami drink umbrella kits, so we made one of those as well. He took all of his projects and put them in a storage bag and carried it around with him. HE even took it to bed. But I digress. So all of the cutty sharp things are in one drawer, along with a bag of colored pencils and sharpies. And then all the of my sticky stuff (glue, tape, adhesive spray, etc.) are in another drawer.
I'm feeling pretty good about it so far. I have a few more bins (jewelry and sticker maker bins..yea...i know) to go through, but my goal is to have everything organized and together so I can actually use the stuff. Crazy idea, I know.
The whole time I was going this I kept going "I should take some pictures" then "nah, who wants to see pictures of all my paper and craft crap". But now that I don't have any pictures, I feel like this post is sad. So...here is a picture:
|welcome to the blog mr.pig!|
When I'm done I'll take a picture. Swear.
PS. It would be super duper awesome if you could like me on facebook or follow me on any of the thing that you can follow people on now days. it makes me feel special.