My New Year’s Craft Resolution

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

Every New Years I try to make a resolution that is helpful, but also enjoyable. After several months of making Christmas presents for other people, it’s time to focus my crafting on me. Since you are reading this you’re also a crafter, so I’m sure you understand. I craft for fun, but I would be more productive if I knew where everything was in my craft area. My crafting space is a disaster! Not only is it unorganized, but it’s just sloppy. My resolution is to get organized!

Last year my resolution was to learn to make my own jewelry. It was fun, but led to more craft supplies which made my area even messier. I was going to show you my craft area, but pictures of craft organizers are just more fun. Then you can picture what you’d do with them!

First, I need something to keep my beading tools and supplies in. I really like ArtBin because you can stack them, and most of them are clear so you can see what’s inside. ArtBin has different organizers depending on what you’ll be using it for. For example the ArtBin Tarnish Inhibitor Bead Boxes are made with special additives to protect your metals like Silver, Brass, Gold, and Copper to prevent tarnishing. They have a few different sizes and you can all add dividers to change the sizes of each compartment.

To organize my area to have a workable space, I should get something to put my small notions in. I’ve collected buttons, various needles, snapsneedle threaders and pins. It would make sense to put all my buttons together, needles together and so forth. It’s so silly that they are spread out now, I’m almost embarrassed how unorganized I am! I should organize all my small notions in a sewing basket, duh!

I also need a thread rack. I could free up so much valuable drawer space if I got one of these:

A box just for patterns! Might make my life a little too easy…

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The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!

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4 Responses
  1. AliceB :

    Date: January 3, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    I know the feeling!

    Happy New Year (& Happy New Ideas)!

  2. Monica :

    Date: January 3, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    Wish you’d posted this last week, so I could have included that patterns box in my CreateforLess order. Of course, I hadn’t even thought about needing something like that until yesterday, so maybe it wouldn’t have helped!

  3. Diane B. :

    Date: January 3, 2012 @ 4:26 PM

    Great ideas to make crafting more fun.

  4. Peter :

    Date: January 4, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

    I,m not a crafty person, but I have resolved to attempt my first quilting project this year. My wife is an avid quilter, and derives great pleasure from it. I guess I will try it.

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