Most of my “stuff” that I have now consists of books and craft stuff. The books for the most part are all put away in our file cabinet (for the books) but I know I’ve collected a good amount since our move to the tiny house. *sigh* I need to start reading them. They are all books of interest, books I really want to read so yeah it’s time I started bringing them to work to read on my lunch. I’m wondering how many I can get as an e-book. Some of the books are older/out of print so I get that I most likely won’t find them available as e-books but the more I can find the better.
My craft stuff was starting to get out of control. I love collecting different things and that matched with my ongoing imagination of ideas for things to make doesn’t help when I don’t follow through with the makin. I did finally get a few projects belted out and they were successful but that was a few months back. I’ve gathered more materials since then and I really need to get some of this stuff made up and put up in the shop for sale.
I did go through my supplies a few times and was able to get a few bags down to the resale place I go to and got some cash and some store credit. I’m not getting any more beads unless I have a specific jewelry piece in mind. And I will be sure to have EVERYTHING I need for the piece so I can make it immediately. So in essence I’m backing off from jewelry making.
I want to start sewing but as of yet I don’t have a space for it. The small table I have for it is available (ish) but I need a chair. Also I think the table has been sitting in our living room too long and it’s become a good place for a lamp (which we don’t have yet, but most likely will sometime soon). I’d really like to set up a work space upstairs in our room but the space is questionable for that so I’m looking for an alternative spot in our house. My posture on the couch sucks ASS. I need an actual chair. I’m thinking MAYBE a fold up chair for conserving space, but the table thing…I’m still working on that. I don’t really want to give up the sewing machine. The cutting tables at my work are available to me and it would be dumb to pass that up. I can cut all my materials there so I don’t have to worry about that in our small house space. I can cut material at work and then I’d just need a spot to set up the machine and sew. Working on it.
I want to learn more stitches for knitting. I also want to teach myself crochet. I’ve lumped those two into the same craft category. I have a metal milk crate that I use to put my yarn stash in. That is my space cap for stash gathering. I have one bag that holds all my knitting/crochet tools so I’m good there.
I love love LOVE barrettes <3 I’ve also gotten into making them. So I’m OK with this craft. It’s simple and there’s all kinds of inspiration that I’m getting for them. I need a good chair and sitting spot/table for this as well. Working on it.
- Barrette/Hair accessories
- Post Card collecting/making
OK you didn’t see me add on the post card thing. LOLS. I collect different post cards. Mostly to send out to my niece and nephew <3 I may add on a few other people to my mailing list on occasion. I got some ideas for up-cycling vintage cards and magazine/books into post cards. So those are in the works as well. I may be able to occupy Starbucks for this. Cutting paper at the table there shouldn’t get me booted out. I don’t know about busting out glue. I need a craft table. I’m contemplating what will work and give me happiness ;)
AND THAT’S IT. That’s it for the craft stuff that I will be doing. lols?
I’ve been in a clear out and organize space lately. Hence me sitting back and really thinking about my craft hobbies, which ones I liked the best and which ones I would give up and/or not pursue. Now that I got the craft guidelines set for myself I’m looking at the rest of what I have in belongings and aside from the books that just leave my clothes. Not that I have a ton of clothes but I’m thinking there are things I really don’t ever touch/use (still) or have found that I don’t use/wear since moving – so yeah it’s time to look again at what I have.
Work is great on what we can wear. We aren’t a store front so as long as our clothes are clean and not all ripped up it’s all good. This means I don’t have to have a separate “work wardrobe” and this helps A LOT in space saving. I did get two pairs of pants and a work shirt for interviews and stuff (not knowing what job I would eventually end up with) but I’m going to hang those up in our half size closet to get them out of the way. I have two bags I use for my clothes storage and there’s a pile on the floor next to the bags. That has to stop. I may look through all of that later tonight. I’m wondering if I can get rid of one of the bags of stuff and that pile on the floor. We’ll see. I honestly don’t know what I have so that’s part of the problem right there. If it ends up being stuff for winter I’m wondering if I can fit that stuff in storage bin upstairs too. My fleece pants aren’t good for right now but come the cold weather I’ll be wanting them.
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