Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Organising my Stash-1

Hello there. Hope you are all doing well. I am slowly recovering. It will take some more time but I am feeling better than before. It is really boring to be in bed not able to do anything. 

Before I became ill I was organising my stash. I have mounds and mounds of paper cuttings on different subjects-health, beauty, arts and crafts, rangoli and other designs, recipes, gardening, spiritual and many more. I also have lots of cuttings from various news papers or magazines containing some photographs, ads or designs which inspire me to create some new designs or crafts or sewing.

I started with my paper clippings ( from 1986 on wards...). All kept in a number of huge bags. It is quite a herculean task just to organise one bag. But I am through with three bags now. I am segregating them into different topics and filing in different files. But before I could finish off with the material in those three bags, I fell ill and had to stay away from them as the dust in the clippings could increase my allergy. 

Now I started organising my craft supplies. First I had to sort the materials from each bag and pool all similar ones at one place. Then I have put them in the boxes.

Here is a glimpse...
Flower shaped and star shaped ones.
Leaf and square shaped discs and triangular shaped beads.
Different coloured, matte and glitter or shiny sequin in different sizes.
I have used a 35 cell box for storing sequins. The problem with this box is if it gets toppled, then everything will be a mess. I could not get a box with small containers or boxes with lid in a big box instead of this partitioned one. Well I am looking out for them.  If I can get hold of something like that, then, I can transfer all these to that container. As of now this will have to do.

Some more of my stash and storage in next posts......


Hillside Threads said...

Sorry you are still not feeling well. For storing sequins and the like I use

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Good collection you have. Yes for stash always the storage is a problem.

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

haha... same problem with me... but every time my work is finished i use to put in small polythene covers an staple it... that's the method i follow but still looking for ad easy way to handle this problem

Ms Sharma said...

Thank you Ranjana and Aruljothi. Yes I too used to put small quantities in covers which can be pressed to seal.

Thanks to the author of Hillside Threads. The box looks so lovely, but the cost+shipping charges is quite high. Now that I have seen it, I will try it here locally.