Thursday, November 17, 2011

Organize your Stuff week#5

Week #5~scraps Two Peas thread

It's gonna be an easy week. My scraps are pretty organized, but I don't use them much. I don't think of them because they are tucked away seperate from the rest of my paper.

Once I get my Expedit from Ikea the baggies will go into my color baskets. I'm also going to add baggies to each paper stack. So the scraps will stay with the coordinating papers.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Organize your Stuff week#4

Week #4~Paper Tw0Peas Thread

This is how I have it right now. In Generations envelopes on wire cubes.

Top cube is metallic,white,cream,brown,grey & black.
In the boxes is themed paper & kit leftovers that need to go back into the stashNext row on the left is paper collections & cardstock to match.
Then on the right is pink,burgandy,red,orange,yellow & purple.
Bottom left is more paper collections.
Bottom right is green & blue.

While I need to do a little sorting & putting away this is how I want my paper sorted. By collection, theme or color. What I am changing (aside from the location) is the shelving. I'm getting this for the new room. Paper will be on here with embellishments to match.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Organize your Stuff week#3

Week #3~Clean Slate Bonus complete overhaul post TwoPeas thread

Now we decide whether we start small or go big. I am switching rooms so I'm going for broke. We have 3 spare bedrooms & when we moved in I took the smallest oddly shaped(bathroom juts into room)one, because my mish mash furniture & stash fit. Now I don't want to sound whiney cause I have a room & that makes me extremely lucky. It's just that I have more stuff now & some ideas for furniture & extras I want & they won't fit in this room. I asked Hubby if he'd mind & He said go for it. So I'm moving into the next bigger room. I'm pretty excited. The only problem I see is I have to have it all moved by Christmas because we'll have house guests. It won't have to be all put away, just moved. Here's hoping.

The door on the left is my current room & the one on the right is the new room. If I outgrow this room I might just have to knock the wall down between them. LOL

And this is the new room. Because there's no jut-in there's more floor space. And because of the way the door & closet are situated theres more usable wall space. I want line one wall with tables & I'm planning on getting a big Expedit & a comfy chair for crocheting or reading in. Did I mention I'm excited. ;)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Organize your Stuff week#2

Week#2~Brainstorming. TwoPeas Thread
I think I need to arrange my room by stations.
*wall of stash~paper,scraps,embellishments,diecuts,pictures,albums,& mini album stuff
*workspace~most used tools,adhesives,nice rolling chair,& good sized work surface
*stamping~stamps,inks,embossing stuff,& work surface
*messy stuff~paints,mists,glitter,stickles,& work surface
*die-cutting~surface for machines,storage for dies,cartridges &embossing folders
*crochet~yarn storage,tool storage,& comfy chair

I'd also like my stuff to be more hidden & my furniture to be more cohesive & pretty.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Organize Your Stuff week#1

What works well~
*Alphas by letter in 2 tackle boxes.

*Chipboard by type in baggies in drawer. I don't have much so this is good.

*Embellishments by color in individual tackle boxes.

*Cards to sell or give away by type. Envelopes & card blanks behind them. Might move basket to a shelf so I can use the flat surface for stamping.

*Cards for personal use by month & type.

*Flowers by color.

*Stamps unmounted in cd cases. Sorted bytheme.(flowers,alphas,christmas,etc...) I would like to create an index someday.

*Paper by color or collection.

What works ok~

*Projects in progress & kits.

*Crop organization

*Alpha stickers in binder by color.

*Paints by type & color. Glitter in drawer. Need to get them all in one area for messy stuff.

*Scraps by color. Need to be with other paper so I remember them.

*Computer & scanner area.They take up a lot of work surface.

*Journaling pens & pencils by color in embellishment containers. Want to put on work space.

*My work space. I would like to divide it up into a couple of stations.

*Heat embossing tools & powders in drawers. Want them more accessable.

*Diecut machines & diecut, cartridge, & embossing folder storage.

*Die-cuts&punched pieces are here & there. Needs consolidated.

*Templates are in envelopes. Not accessable.

*Ribbon by color. I've run out of room & would like to get it condensed to a smaller space.

*Punches on shelves or in little drawers. Not sure what I want to do here.

*Adhesive & tools. Need to consalidate & make more accessable from work space.

What doesn't work~

*Pictures & negatives in shoe boxes. Needs organized by album. Then made into page kits.

*Memorabila is scattered hither & yon. Needs storage by date.

*Ideas are on scraps of paper & scattered about. I want to get all into 8.5x11 binders.

*Yarn & crochet stuff in guestroom closet. Need to find a place in craftroom for it.

*Ink pad storage.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Organize your Stuff Challenge

I've been scrapbooking for 9 years & in this craftroom for 4 years & it has gotten out of hand. So I'm doing Wookiemouse's Organize your Stuff Challenge. Over on Twopeas Crisann is hosting a 5th round and there is a thread for each weeks challenge. So you can chat & share ideas. I'm really excited to do this. Here's a look at my messy room.

And the overspill into the guestroom.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Starting My 39th Year

I decided to do a journal for the year from my 38th birthday to my 39th. It'll be part junk journal, part art journal, a little 365ish, & mostly all about me. I didn't do so well on my 365 album(only made it to April), so I hope this goes better.

I started with this journal I picked up on clearance somewhere.(???)It's Joe Boxer brand.

I took it apart. Punched bigger holes for the binder rings.

Covered the covers with patterned paper.

Cut a bunch of cardstock, patterned paper & water color paper for pages.

I'm also using some of the original pages for journaling. Covering up the boxer logo in the corner with various embellishments.

The front cover, titled & decorated.

Chipboard letters(painted & shimmer sprayed) & stamping for the title.

Silk flower & stick pins I made for a Counterfeit Kit. Go here for my blog post.

The title page.

My first day of journaling.

Friday, August 12, 2011

African Flower Bag

Getting started.

Turning into flowers now.

Mine's shaped different because, well I apparently suck at placement while joining as I go.(sigh)

Just need to add handles & a closure, then line it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Kaldred in Every Color

Okay, not every color........yet. But isn't this pattern just fabulous. So simple & pretty. I think my favorites are with the #10 cotton.

#3cotton&D hook(3.25mm)

#10 cotton & 7hook(1.65mm) with glass E beads.

Aunt Lydia's Quick Cotton& F hook(3.75mm)

Worsted weight & G hook(4mm).

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Easy Peasy in Neon

Found this great bag pattern. Mine is 2 strands of Sugar & Creme held together & using a M (9mm) hook. It worked up really fast. I changed up the straps. Like on this bag,but bigger. I chained 40 then did 1 round of single crochet(us) around top & straps & 1 round sc on inside of each strap.

The closure is just ch & sc to make the loop.

Friday, August 5, 2011

16 Years of Wedded Bliss

I can hardly believe it's been 16 years, & we're still crazy in love.(well sometimes we're just crazy, but mostly it's the love thing) Here we are all fresh faced & dewy eyed on the day.

And here we are now. 16 years wiser(snort)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hexagon Update

Just a tiny post to update you on my long neglected Lucy Hexagon Afghan. I got 31 more hexes added last month. Hoping to keep up the one a day thing for this month too. So far so good.

This pic is from about halfway through July.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My First Haekelbeutel

I love, love, love this bag. I see many more in my crochet future. I did regular granny squares & joined as I went.(that took a little more thought) I used an I hook & Red Heart solid, Red Heart multi, & a mystery skein of burnt orange(gotta love inherited stash).

In progress pics.

The straps are each ch70 then half double crochet(us) around strap & top of bag twice(once in orange & once in green).

And finally TA-DAA! I'm just loving the color combo. So pretty. I might eventually line it, but not till I decide what I'm gonna use it for.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giant Granny Ta-Da

I finally finished up the giant granny afghan. I used this pattern to get started. Then grannied to my hearts content. It's so relaxing. Made with Red Heart Super Saver and an I hook.

The edging is just 4 rounds of single crochet.(us) I think it gives a nice finish.