In honor of the spring getting here, here’s a little something for those that plan on a bit of spring cleaning weekend! (or month)
I know the Crafter math gets out of hand and likely your Craft supplies may need to be organized or you might just want to change the way you have them so. I know every so often we (or they) grow out of the current way they are orgaized.
So for your inspiration here are a few I liked and the link.
If you have any of your own ideas, or use any of these….I’d love to see them!
send the photo link in the comments I’d love to see what you did.
24 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Organize Your Crafting Supplies
Depending on what you are working with there are 2 ways to do this
The first is if you want to ‘trace’ something into your journal or on a report etc. I learned about this recently.
This one is great for those of you that journal, or might want to make your own picture but can’t quite get it just right so you can use a few different images to put it together to create it
Get some GRAPHITE paper this can be erased after you have gone over it in the color you want.
make sure when you purchase in a store it says graphite as Carbon will not erase.
Transfer an image to wood, clay etc by using
a printed image, and some baby oil! as seen here
I’m posting this early as I’m sure it takes a while to plan and prepare. Here’s an idea for a Mothers’ day gift or a shower gift for a mom to be (especially if she will make her own baby food).
You can make it for one recipe throughout the book, or make each page a recipe. Either way this would make a great gift full of love for your mom of her, Yours or everyone in the family’s favorite recipe(s).
Even better, is your daughter getting married? Why not make this for her with the family recipes (especially ones passed down) This makes a lovely gift full of love, for anyone. I love the way they include the ingredients with little mini versions of what you need.
Bread: an instructional pop-up book
Search scrapbook Pop up books for inspiration or for a simpler, not as pretty version (good for school projects)
I’ve been Pen paling (yeah the snail mail way) since summer of 1994. I do still write to a couple of my original pals, as well as have some new ones. This year I thought of the idea of making a pen pal kit for a couple of mine. It’s a thoughtful gift, the box gives them something to lean on as well as store their paling supplies in, if they do not have a desk. Plus You can also (if you’d like) personalize the top of the box with a monogram, re-paint it or even use a nice tack paper on it especially if like me you use the good Cigar boxes. Sometimes you don’t even need to as some are nice enough looking.
Whatever your decision make sure you personalize it with some things they like as well as the sort of stationery they normally use (like Notecards, a writing tablet, or printer paper.) Include a pen, some stickers, and other assorted items.
Take a look at what I’ve included in mine.for my Pal Alisa (it was her 2016 holiday gift)
Sorry this cuts short
Have I got some projects for you this year! I cam across this and started to drool.
Instead of getting rid of those old jeans put them away to use for these darling if not daring projects!
What are they, one is a bib, a basket bucket and even a place mat with pocket for napkin and utensils. Let’s not forget the Denim Whale, I wasn’t aware blue whales came from denim! I also like the jeans with the British flag on it
Up the ottoman project to be storage! Use a pail of your liking to store your kids toys or anything that you may need to quick clean when pressed for time when company is coming.
I ‘sew’ want to make those place mats for cookouts!
add multiple journals in one for a ‘never ending journal, use each book for a different subject, month etc, and you can then put it aside when you finish it up to add room.
or even better use a binder (or 2) to add pages. use one for your current journals, and a 2nd one to archive (this way it’s not all together in case you lose it)
I’ve never done a craft show before, and not sure if there’s a certain time of the year they are normally heald (like how Garage/tag sales are normally from april or may til maybe september (or october)
Do you remember the Upcycled jeans apron I made?
This is what gave me the inspiration for it. (Yeah so I’m a lazy crafter, not sure if it’s because I don’t have the proper room, or a ‘real’ sewing machine (instead of the little plastic crap I seem to find) even though I seem to do a better job hand sewing. Let alone none of my fabrics are organized in any form, Just in this bin under my bed, another in the closet, another in the dining room, and still a big bag in my room in front of the closet.
Anyway the upcycled jeans may not have all the pockets this does (yet) but it has what I need, plus I can always add on to it, (like I can always add the little pocket for business cards, and it still fastens with the button!