If you have done any crafting
at all, you may have already faced the challenge of keeping your craft
materials and supplies at hand and organized.
Ideally, we would all have
one room in our home where would could keep all our craft materials and
supplies. Some of us have been blessed with such a room, but the majority
do not have this.
Even if you do not have a
room you can make a crafting corner or even keep a crafting closet, drawer
or box. Whatever the case, the principles are similar:
Keep all sharp tools such
as scissors, rotary cutters etc. away from children. This means locating
these tools on a high shelf or other inaccessible area.
Keep all similar kinds of
materials together in a neat fashion. Dumping all your spools of thread
in one box, will hinder you from sewing when you realize that you need
to unravel and detangle several colors just to get the one you want. Plain
old shoe boxes are great for spools, to separate the colors you can use
a piece of panty hose cardboard.
If you have hazardous glues,
paints, solvents etc. keep them well sealed and away from children. Even
if you do not have children, when some visit you may have the surprise
to notice that they can get into places you would never have thought possible.
Keep your sewing machine clean,
well oiled and threaded with the most common colored thread you use. Covering
it if you do not have a proper cover, use a computer screen cover, or
other plastic cover. You can even make a quick cover from a pillow case.
Just open one of the long sides, and stitch up the open short side, it's
Whatever amount of space you have, you can keep it clean, tidy and ready for the next time you need it.
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