I have been feeling the need to knit lately so I wanted to start a new project (see earlier post with photo of the Indonesian Teak Scarf from Jane Thornley). I received the Judi&co Luminesse ribbon yarn which I purchased on ebay and amazingly I went through my meager yarn stash of leftovers, and found some wonderful yarns that will work beautifully with it. I will probably cast on tomorrow. Tonight we will be watching the Superbowl - GO SAINTS! and having guacamole and chips, and ribs!!!! Yum!
I am always fascinated to see photos of people's studios or scraprooms or whatever. I am fortunate to have a room in which to paint, sew, scrap, whatever. I have now been on a Not Buying It plan for over a year so I rarely buy on whims anymore and I have been diligent in using up older items. I also read on Julie's blog that she keeps most of her scrapping stuff in a tote so she can easily go to crops and that really set me to thinking about how I had mine stored - a bit here, a bit there.
So I have been organizing my supplies by craft and here is my scrapping stuff - the top photo shows the bin with all of my card stock, patterned papers, alphas, and a container filled with flowers and other small embellishments. In the middle is a box with my latest DT stuff to use this month. To the left is a 3drawer chest with ribbons, a bin with buttons, a bin with brads and small metal items, a bin with journaling cards, chipboard, etc., and on top is a bin with acrylic paints, glimmer mist, stickles, and my trusty label maker. The middle photo is a closer view of those same containers.
This little house (bought at a thrift store and someday to be altered) holds my stamps and inks. I also have a notebook with the larger flat clear stamps filed in it in plastic page protectors - and that's it. I guess I am not keeping Michael's in business. LOL!
The main reason I am showing this is that you really don't need a lot of stuff to be creative. Creativity and authenticity come from within - I think we all get caught up in the merchandiser's spin on what we "need" - always something new, but what we really need is time to dream and time to create.
Anyway.....thanks for reading and hope you have a great Sunday.
I will be back in a couple of days with some new things to show you.