Confession: I don't have a system in place to keep track of a good many of my craft supplies. A large chunk of this seemingly unorganizable stockpile is yarn and wool roving. I don't know if it's just that these items are the bulkiest and therefore take up the most space, or that I refuse to shove them into a cupboard or drawer because I don't want them to end up smelling like pressboard or something. Anyway, a decent portion of my fiber supply has found a fairly permanent home in this bag from the now defunct Pacific Fabrics. Witness my shame below.
|Pacific Fabrics in Puyallup was bomb. Giant frown over the fact they no longer exist.|
Normally, the bag is shut up tight because I don't want my crafting shit to get all dusty.
Spokane is very dusty. Truth.
I decided to combine my surplus fibers with my surplus collection of cleaned project-ready glass jars. Yes, like my grandmother (who was a consumate saver of plastic margarine tubs and Cool Whip containers), I also save jars and jugs. Sometimes I have a project in mind, and sometimes I'm just preparing for a disastrous future event. I imagine that old pickle jars will have great value in our apocalyptic future times. I mean, what future bandit wouldn't be thrilled to trade a clean pickle jar for a pint of petrol? Well, I suppose a bandit wouldn't trade--he would just take the pickle jar. Damn him.
|Please ignore all the wrinkles in my fabric. I honestly can't be bothered to iron a thing. Some homemaker I turned out to be.|
For a great tutorial--I mean, why should I make one when a perfectly practical tutorial already exists? Plus, it always seems to be night in Spokane, making workable pictures quite difficult. How is that possible?--grab some bits and pieces of paper and your trusty Modge Podge and visit the lovely and amazing ladies (and gents?) at Design Sponge.
Here's a link to their super-easy tute: paper scrap recycling. Always make things beautiful all the time forever.
Create, my darlings, create!