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Thursday, November 6, 2014

I'm posting my wish list as a means of documentation and conversation, in the hopes this list will inspire someone or so someone can provide feed back on something listed.


The Foldio
Marti Mitchell: Perfect Patchwork Templates

Marti Mitchell's Perfect Patchwork Template

Kumihimo Disks Set of Three Different Looms

Lazee Daizee Viking Knit Bonus Kit

Beadsmith 1-step looper pliers



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Designs & Ideas for My Work Room Step 2

Dollar General Haul:
6 Sterilite Sweater Boxes $ 3.65 ea
10 Sterilite Shoe Boxes $1.00 ea

I already had:
2 4-drawer towers
5 large clear bins (no brand from Costco)
5 Sterilite small drawers
6 metal desktop pen holders
3 sets of snap-together boxes
a bunch of miscellaneous single plastic drawers & desktop drawer sets
more plastic baskets than I know what to do with
and more repurposed containers than I know what to do with

This is what I am working with now:


The large shelf is mostly filled with random containers and whatnot as I am waiting for all the supplies from my mom and have nothing else to put there.

I also seem to change something around every time I work. Move the location of something, transfer something from a bin to a drawer, combine two small bins into one large one... I'm sure you know the drill...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Designs & Ideas for My Work Room Step 1

 I Love Pintrest!

A few months ago we relocated from Kentucky to Florida. The move was prompted by my husband receiving a promotion located in Tampa, Florida. He came down for a week prior to moving, to "get some things done," one of which was to find us a place to live. His promotion (and subsequent raise) would allow me to stay at home with our one-year-old son and finally start my art business, so the residence had to have space for all my stuff. He found a wonderful house with a small but awkward formal dining room which was more a pass-thru from the front door to the laundry room than a dining room. It was perfect for my work room! I had a few pieces of furniture and large containers to put in it, but would need more when my mother would give me all of her stamping supplies. Not to mention a work surface.

I needed a plan. The space was awkward, like I said. No doors, a fairly small floor to ceiling window on an angled wall and a really weird inset on one wall. Not to mention the fact that our freezer would have to stay in there as there were no outlets in the garage besides the one for the sprinkler system. Who builds a garage without outlets?!?

But I love a challenge. And building my ideal work room was something I had always wanted to do. Enter Pintrest. But first, the wish list. I knew I wanted a work table, not just a desk or board against a wall and would need A LOT of storage, and nothing could be permanently attached to the floor or walls as we were renting. 

Here's what I found:


And this is what I came up with:

I had a great visit from my mom a while back. Thank you for all your help! We were able to get the "bones"of my workroom set up with:
  • 2 Martha Stewart 9 bin shelving units
  • 1 3' x 4' board
  • 8 Martha Stewart cloth bins in green
  • 1 6-shelf metal shelving unit
  • 2 4-shelf metal shelving units
So, I found my work table. Next, organization ideas...

Monday, November 3, 2014

YouTube Shares: How to Use the Crazy Daisy Winder; Plastic Bag Yarn

Several years ago, I rescued a project from one of my family's garage sales. It was a Crazy Daisy Winder, about 300 completed yarn daisies and the remainder of the (now considered vintage) yarn - a project my mother started while in high school or college and never completed.

I am bound and determined to finish this project. Below are some tutorials demonstrating how to use the loom, but I am still unsure as to how to join the daisies.

YouTube Share: Plastic Bag Crochet - CRAFT Video Podcast

I found it!!!

Two years ago I saw this video and drove my husband NUTS collecting plastic bags. I ended up giving hem to a friend whose family owned a small grocery store and recycled them.

But now I'm determined. I'm going to collect enough bags to have a decent sized ball of yarn and make something. Want to help? Follow the video and create balls of the same color, then send them to me - I may send you something back!

Webpage Woes


I can't log into my website. and to submit a ticket you have to log in, but I'm submitting a ticket because I can't log in! So after about a half hour I set up a bogus account with my private email address just to submit a ticket.

If I don't have a solution from their support team within 24 hours, I'm switching hosts.

Anyone have any suggestions for a new host company?