Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Create a Craft Closet in Three "Easy" Steps

Step One: Empty out a closet, preferably one that's not being used by anyone.

I picked the walk-in closet in Robyn's old room. She went through it last summer and took all her stuff home with her, but we somehow managed to fill it up again.

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Step Two: Go through the house and gather up yarn, fiber, pattern books and all things crafty. Store in bins and baskets. Arrange neatly in the closet and admire.

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Doesn't it look neat and organized? All of my yarn is now in one place. The black stacking cart on the left holds all of my baby yarn. The blue woven basket on the floor is filled with sock yarn. The two canvas bins next to that hold wool for felting and worsted weight acrylic for charity knitting. The other six plastic bins on the shelves above contain the rest of my stash: cotton, wool and other natural fibers. The rest of the baskets are for sewing and craft supplies. I still have to dig out all of my embroidery stuff from my bedroom closet. I have a lot of that.

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This side of the closet is for my spinning supplies. The two large bins are holding my fiber. I made sure there's still plenty of room to add more.

The white brick that is being used as a bookend is from the old part of Needville High School that burned down recently. The 60 year old bricks survived and they sold them to raise money for a charitable cause.

Step Three: Figure out what to do with all the junk you took out of the closet in step one.

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Without a doubt, this is the hardest step. I'll deal with it tomorrow.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, where have a I heard this story before? lol! Looks great, especially the part where there is room for more!

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  2. The closet looks fabulous. I agree that step three is by far the hardest one. Good luck with that!

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  3. Patty6:38 PM

    I love what ya did with the closet...sell the stuff ya took out and buy more yarn with it..that closet looks like it needs more..lol

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  4. OK Scarlet...but, it will still be there;-)
    The closet looks fabulous! How nice to have everything in one spot. One reason I don't clean closets is something must be done with what comes out. LOL

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  5. The closet looks great! I'm sure you'll find a place for all of the stuff that you took out!

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  6. The closet looks great, I just did the same knid of thing at home. I organized and displayed my yarn in the china cabinet in the living room. I just love looking at the yarns everyday.

    Caroline, the SockPixie

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  7. Yea the organized closet looks good but that last shot....well that looks more like MY closet! Now if you can only get John to work on his tackle boxes....

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  8. HA! Sounds like it's time for a trip to the donation center! :-)

    My house is so old, there is only one closet in it. Even that one was cobbled together by some previous owner, and it's so tiny.

    Thank goodness, I have a large Chifforobe thingy to store my yarn. I still need a few Rubbermaid bins for the Preemie Project donations, though.

    Nice job! I have closet envy! :-)

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  9. Wow! That looks fantastic! I wish I had a closet that I could claim for a fiber nook! My stuff is everywhere. I am hoping to buy a armoire (sp?) to put it all in someday though.

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  10. hahaha that step 3 is a killer!

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  11. It's fortunate that you have such a nice big closet to store your fiber! You did a fabulous job! Step three is always the hardest, but once you get rid of it you won't miss it. One year we got rid of 16 large trash bags of mostly clothes and I just recently made a donation to the Society for the Blind of my extra cookbooks and I don't miss ANY of it!!

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  12. the last step is the hardest! i need to do the same thing and get my crafting organized and in one place... it must make you feel balanced! until you see the bed ;)

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  13. haha great post! That crafts closet is inspirational...step 3...not so much. Good luck!

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  14. Oh to have a closet that big....yikes! In this old house, closets are not a quarter as big. How nice to have your supplies all in one spot!

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  15. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Why don't you finish the last step by having a yard sale? Then, you'll have more money to buy yarn!!

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~Tracy