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Getting organized…. again.

Every 6 months or so I get to the point in my studio where my works in progress, stash, gifts, random house stuff, and hid-away-so-guest-won’t-see-it” completely takes over my studio. After this last clean out was done I got rid of: 9 boxes and 2 garbage bags of craft stuff

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One Box at a Time

That’s right, I’m showing you a picture of how my fabric should look. It’s so bad I’m not even going to show you the current chaos. Think of the worst your stash has ever looked. Then imagine your whole house looking that way. That’s how it was after the wedding.

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Sketchbook Organizing Solution: Evernote

I wanted to follow up on the post I wrote two weeks ago about my sketchbook organizing dilemma. I’m happy to say that thanks to all of your great suggestions, I’ve found the perfect way organize my sketchbooks without having to dismantle them: Evernote! And even better, it’s also provided

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On Finishing: Taking Stock and Charting Progress

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I can count on just my hands the things I’ve bought from the craft/yarn store this year: painting supplies for a painting class, yarn for a pair of socks, yarn for a present for my mom, fabric for a shirt and dress (I actually made both, so that’s good.), a small fabric kit. Yet, I still have more craft supplies then ever. Friends routinely give me fabric (which I love) and so I always have an over flowing source of fabric for project making, hence all the fabric projects here on the blog. In fact, it’s the largest category in the project archive.

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Crafty Business: “Maybe”

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my tendency to say “yes” to everything. “Can you help me do ________?” and “no problem” is my default response. This has lead to endless opportunities, good experiences, and an adventure of a lifetime. It’s also lead to being overburdened, tired, and “Miss Crabby Pants” as

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Redress: New Studio Check in Part 2

It’s been a month or so since I moved out of my home studio and into the office space. I decided to leave a workspace for myself at home so I could work on my painting and drawing there. Mainly my more messy crafts–dyeing, basket weaving, painting, paper making, collage,

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Redress: New Studio Check in Part 1

It’s strange to think that I moved into my studio just 2 (well, okay, getting closer to 3) months ago.  How could I ever have done Craft Leftovers without it? And how could I have lived and cooked with it all smashed into every nook and cranny of the apartment?

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I wanted fabric for a skirt…..

So I went to my fabric stash, which is all too massive and out of control in my bedroom and I found amazing things. I had all this great fabric in there that I had been “saving” for when I get “good” at sewing. Well, I am good at sewing

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Hook and Needle Drawer :: ReDress!

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It’s great having a place to put all my stitch markers instead of just putting them into random little pouches and bags and cubbyholes.

I redid the wooden 4 drawer set I had mentioned yesterday. It wasn’t really hard to do but made me feel really good. Kind of set the rest of my day on good footing you know. Here is what I did:

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