Sunday, February 28, 2010

Printable Fabric Organizer

Just when you thought you were the only one who organized your fabric......look what I found!

Printable Fabric Organizer Sheets!

You can write the name, number of fabric, content, yardage and even a swatch!!!

That is awesome and I printed a if anyone actually fills all these OUT---I want to see! It would take me months to get mine done to remeasure it all, but I'm still printing them to put on my to do pile! :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Oh My, That's A Lot Of Supplies

I was putting together a new supply order a couple weeks ago, of course when I hear "sale" I have to stock up. Well before I knew it, the order was over $1000. Now I know that is out of my price range and I admit that I went a wee bit overboard. So I had to cut down that list to something that was more realistic. I ended up cutting it to more than half of what it was when I first started. I was thankful for the beautiful tax check that made me feel a little better about spending that much.

Well, the box of supplies finally came today. I open it up to see it packed to the gills. I opened it up and just about died. I really didn't think I ordered that much. Good news is that this was a combined order with my mom, so I don't have to find a place to put all of this, only half of it.

Low and behold, I finally get it sorted all out and I am totally amazed at what I actually got.
How they fit everything into this box is completely beyond me. I would really love to know how my stuff is multiplying right before my eyes. I swear these supplies are worse than rabbits. I know it all fit in the box when they shipped it to me. But now it seems that it is now taking over. Even my kitties that thought it was all fun and games when I began to unpack everything are feeling that they are loosing ground on the bed. I honestly have no idea what would have happened if I had not needed to cut back and went through with the original cart.

Either way, I have a ton of supplies and now I get to sit down and put them all away. Sad thing is I just went through and organized all my stuff. Now I think I will need to get more boxes.

Now once I put in a ring order I should be set for a while. Hopefully, as long as I stay away from anything that says, "SALE".

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crafty Giveaway #1--Hungry Caterpillar Pendant

Alrighty is your chance to win a lil piece of my craftiness! Apparently Eric Carle's lawyers have got a corn cob up their behind and are trolling sites like Etsy. Normally I am not one who uses 'trademarked' fabric, but I love me some Very Hungry Caterpillar. So I used a little snippet of the fabric to make a glass tile pendant.

Apparently Mr. Carle's lawyers are on the hunt and they had Etsy pull my listing. Well you know what...Mr. I"m GIVING IT AWAY! HAHAHHAHAHAH That doesn't break any copyrights and BLLEEEHWHHWHW on you.

Don't get me wrong, I think trademarks, copyrights, etc are all very important..but let's be real. I'm one mom working from home..not a huge company who's going to put Eric Carle out of business.....seeing as he could never write another book and his great, great, great, great, great grandchildren will still be set for life. And let's not mention that Mr. Carle got his piece of the pie when I PURCHASED said fabric at retail prices!

SOOOOOO my loss is your gain! You can now win said Very Hungry Caterpillar pendant! What to do? Just leave me a comment on anything! Share your fave craft, new projects, your links, blogs, WHATEVER! Just make sure I have  a way to FIND you when you win!!!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You're Forced to Choose ONE Craft Medium...

What would it be? Many of us do several craft mediums, like I do sewing, melt and pour soaps, some paper crafts and whatever lil odds and ends I can get my hands on.

But suppose you were being held hostage and your captors had a soft spot for handmade art, and they allowed you to keep ONE craft....what would it be?

For me, sewing and fabric NO DOUBT. I love soap, I love paper, but I REAAAALLY love fabric!

What's your ONE thing?


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines

I wanted to wish all of my supply a holic ladies, a happy valentines, and I hope your valentines gave you tons of gift cards to your favorite fabric and supply places.

Mine didnt but he isnt into smoochie stuff. LOL. Have fun YALL!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

What's New? What's for Sale?

Share with us!! I'd like to take a moment to let you know what we have for sale in Destash City that's new. Why? Well, for one, well, because I can...and for two, you KNOW you want to see it. If you are following this blog you are a supplyaholic too. Go ahead, admit's OKAY. We'll hold your hand.

I've added some buttons and zippers to Destash City on Artfire and some fabric yo yo's and Riley Blake on Etsy

What do you have for sale that us supplyaholics can lust after? What new finds have you gotten?

Personally I'm jonesing..I haven't been able to sew in awhile due to life, illness and other to-do's. I finished a huge load of badge reels and some pendants (which I still haven't listed because I haven't gotten pics!). I NEED TO SEW. But will I get to sew soon? NOPE. Our family has to recover from the flu and catch up on what didn't get done while we were sick. And then there's taxes to do. Ugh.

Soooooooooooo show us what you got!!! Or do you know of a good sale? SHARE! :)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A bit of a problem

So much like our dear mamaslittlemonkeys, I have a hoarding problem, but mine is just fabric. LOL.

So I noticed the other day this pile of fabric up in my room, hubby asked me what it was doing seperate from all the rest. I told Him I was saving it for a special project, not going in to much detail, just I need it there and please dont move it. Truth is, the fabric is too pretty to cut. Yes I admit it, I put some fabric away after buying it because it is simply too pretty to use.


My name is Jonie and I have a problem. I buy fabric and stash it in a corner because it is too pretty to use.

Do any of yall do this or am I the only crazy person here.

Friday, February 5, 2010

What to do, What to do... Buy more Supplies!

I think I seriously need a 12 step program. As if its not bad enough that I don't have enough room for the supplies I have now....

Okay actually, lets stop there and examine that statement. I have a 6 foot bookcase that is filled up with fishing tackle boxes. I have boxes stacked up in the bedroom too. So it's really anyone's guess as to how many boxes I really have. And to think that I still don't have enough room or boxes to put away the bags of supplies I have left.

Now, one would think that the rational person would use up some of these supplies before buying more. Right? Ha, wrong! Yeah, as if it's not bad enough that I still haven't found homes from the supply run 2 months ago, and all those in between then and now, I am still buying more supplies.

Now you may ask if I am buying the supplies for a custom piece or for an order. Well, technically yes and no. Some of what I have picked out are for special projects but most of it is just random things that I just can't live without.

So, what's the damage? You would think that it wouldn't be that bad except I just had to cut an order down that was over $1000! Yikes, that was a bit more than I could handle. Not to mention the 50 some dollar order that I am about to place for jump rings for my chainmaille. Plus, lets see... Cool new supplies that my local craft store got in, can't live without those. Another craft store is going out of business, so they are having a sale. Did I mention, SALE! And I'm sure there are some things that I am forgetting, but I think you get the point.

So why oh why am I still looking for more supplies. Plus the fact that I actually said to myself earlier, "I don't have enough supplies. I don't have what I need." What the heck was I thinking?

Oh yeah, I need to buy more supplies. Yeah, I think I need help. Yes, I am addicted to supplies. And oddly enough, I'm okay with that.