Thursday, January 10, 2019

Craft Room Today

  I will have to say that my craft room is quite over whelming. I decided to go through some trunks today.
  I would like to eliminate one of them

I have these two steamer trunks that I had opened up and set up back to back-these are now empty for easier moving.
  I will wipe these down good and close them up-will be ready to take up to the lake house when we get help



These two were never really organized-vintage sewing items, wool fabrics, wool weaving yarns and more. At the lake house I will organize better.

Here are my weaving yarns
   This shelf holds bags full of quality weaving yarns


And that cool wicker piece and this big and little bag are full of quality weaving yarns wools, silk, linen, cotton, more


I had picked up frames to use for my fabric art-need to just pick out a few of those. Underneath is a trunk filled with recycled wool fabrics which I would like to eliminate that trunk.-the other trunk is either full of more wool fabrics which I think it is or more wool weaving yarn. 


This vintage wooden wine box sitting on top of my vintage box of drawers filled with vintage buttons---I have used for silk and different embroidery threads
   I have removed all the threads so I can clean that box 
Hanging are vintage rulers


I am thinking this button box will be too heavy to move as it is now

I think I am overwhelmed enough for one day lol

16 comments:

  1. Well, you sure have a lot of materials and the move will be a lot of work. But once you are settled in the new house it will be great. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. It may seem overwhelming now, but think of how awesome it will be to get it all organized in your new house.

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    1. Thank you CJ yes that is what I am counting on-to be more organized with the move. I added things to this room along the way-hope to not do that at the lake house I have lots to create with for sure

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  3. You have some super storage chests to organise. I think you will have a big task, but when you get them in place in the new house it will look wonderful and you will be able to place them to suit your new craft space.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. thank you-yes we love trunks I have several of them and want to keep most of them

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  4. I am glad it is not just my craft space that has so many items in it. But I get how much work packing it up and moving it can be. Good luck. I guess it is better to look at in in small bits because otherwise I bet it feels overwhelming. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Yep that's why I am doing-the wall of 8 foot shelves is finished-so I started in on this corner next.

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  5. It will feel so good to get all of your supplies organized in the new house. Those storage pieces definitely look like they are pretty sturdy. Good luck with everything.

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    1. Yes our trunks are all from the 1800s or early-we love them
      thank you-I am taking it section by section

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  6. All very special things, and I have lots of those myself. But lately the clutter was starting to overwhelm me. I couldn’t focus on my projects, just too much stuff calling to me. Since arthritis now keeps me from being able to return everything I once enjoyed, I got ruthless and passed some of my stiff along by donating. I figure maybe someone else will become hooked and enjoy it. I’ve downsized to fabrics, yarns, and acrylics for painting. The rest, all the bibs and bobs, tons of beads for bead embroidery, quilt batting, etc. are gone, and I don’t miss them. I still have enough to enjoy. I didn’t have any cool chests or storage like your wine bottle storage shelves and button drawers, but if I did I’d try to find a place for them elsewhere like in the dining room (with wine) or living room as conversation pieces. Trunks can become small coffee or side tables...anything to keep the new craft room from becoming too full again. I love your vintage pieces, especially the box of drawers. I wonder what it’s use was in its time. Have fun!

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    1. thank you Barbara I hadn't thought of using pieces for other things in other rooms. that trunk I was going to sell I can use to put cast iron pieces in, I have a third steamer trunk that I use for a dresser that I think I can get into my craft room-ugs

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  7. The steamer trunks look like the perfect way to organize your supplies. They look good on their own as well as being useful. I'm on the look-out for gold frames for family photos, and I see one in your stack. It's finding the right size that's tricky...

    Getting everything just like you want it for a new place is quite the challenge!

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  8. Okay I love that vintage wine box and can't wait to see it full of threads!!

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  9. It is that time of year, too, when I think about cleaning up and clearing out. The sewing fabric by itself is overwhelming!!

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  10. I'm loving your storage units. Take it from me, as someone who had everything boxed up after the floods in my basement, you are doing it right. Take items to the Lake House a few at a time and go through them. Decide at that time if you will EVER use an item again. If not, either donate it, or sell it on e-bay or etsy (although I hear etsy has priced itself out of the market). I'm giving mine away, and items that are small that I know a fellow crafter can use, I send it to them.

    I made a list of things I want to make this and next year. I plan more mixed media, more quiltlets, more eco-dyeing, more sun printing, and more wood mixed media. I also plan to make paper, and try some gelli printing, making my own stencils, and doing some screen printing. All my many balls of yarn are gone, as are my bead loom, and some old fabric that doesn't fit my style, even after I tried sun printing or overdyeing it.

    I agree with Barbara. Find places in other rooms that will accept some of your larger pieces. If you have a hall wide enough to accomdate one of your steamer trunks, why not sit it in the hall next to your craft room? BE SURE to set up zones, like sewing, paper, etc. I bet you will find you have lots of space if you set up vignettes using some of your craft boxes and supplies.

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