Every once in a while, not as often as I should, I sort through all my craft supplies and projects. I always have such good intentions to actually make these things but, for some reason or another, a lot never get made.
|I keep a lot of yarn, fabric and odds and ends in these 2 baskets next to my desk.|
I keep paper and other projects inside these boxes that I stack up on the other side of my desk. I really need one of those craft rooms with all sorts of desks and cubbies and baskets that you see pictures of on Pinterest. I can't even imagine having so much room in your house that you can devote a whole room to that. I decided I had too much stuff that I wasn't going to use and I needed to sort through it and put them up for sale in my Etsy shop. They weren't making me any money sitting around in boxes.
These fabric squares are going. I know I bought them for something but I just can't remember. For making headbands probably. The sight of my sewing machine gives me a headache though so best to get rid of them.
This embroidery kit I bought at least 4 years ago but I still intend to make it. I bought the pattern off Etsy and all the supplies and its just been sitting around since. I still love the picture so I'm going to hang onto this.
This box is just full of odds and ends from when I used to make jewelery. The problem is, I made so much of it that I'm done. I'm going to sort through these and put a lot of it up for sale.
I have a problem with stealing huge amounts of paint strips from the paint aisles at stores. They are free for the taking after all and its nice heavy paper. I stacked them all together so when the urge to do something with them hits me, I won't have to make an unnecessary trip to Home Depot.
I'm waffling on the Quilling Kit that I also bought off Etsy. Basically, you use a little metal thing to roll up strips of paper and you make little 3-D flowers and such. So cute but I have never touched it.
This box is almost entirely full of paper punches. I don't use them a lot but I always have one when I need it. I think I'm keeping most of these.
This one is full of paper and odds and ends of trim. Again, I barely touch them but they are there whenever the urge strikes. Sometimes around Christmas or Valentines Day, a bunch of us get together and make cards. I'm not even going to sort through these because I'm keeping it all. I need something to use all those paper punches on.
This is my small stash of fabric. Like I said, the sight of my sewing machine gives me a headache but I think I will hang on to these. I don't think anyone wants to buy some random bits of fabric and I always think I could make some sort of Little House on the Prairie patchwork quilt out of them.
These are kept down at the bottom of a basket so forgive the dark picture. I'm a bit of a sucker for ribbon sales but I don't really know what to use them for. I also have a bag of buttons down there that I'm keeping but I'm not really sure what for. I might make one of those initial pictures out of them.
I love this bag so much it might just be easier to pay someone to make it for me rather than ruin it myself. The instructions involve math and quilting and all sorts of things I'm not good at. I'm keeping it though.
I think I bought this baby blanket kit when Declan was small. I'm also pretty sure I've lost the instructions but it has toile fabric so I can't get rid of it. I love toile in small doses.
More signs of toile. One roll of wallpaper and a roll of wrapping paper. I have no use for either at the moment but I will think of something so these are staying.
This is what really needed sorting out. I have all sorts of leftover beads that I won't ever use. If I ever get the urge to make some earrings or something, I'll just want new beads anyway.
This pile is a start. It takes a long time to photograph it and post them. If you want some cheap supplies then go on Etsy and search under "destash". People post all sorts of stuff they want to get rid of cheaply and hopefully all of mine will be up there soon.