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Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Creative Space - Staying organized


My studio is a continuous battlefield between me and the mountains of materials I use to create my mice. After a good day of sewing my creative space often looks like a sewing-bomb went off, scattering materials all over my desk and the surrounding floor. Hunting around for supplies the next day really interrupts my creative flow, so it is really helpful if everything is where I can easily find it.

My ribbons where the biggest challenge: Keeping them in a draw was no good - they just got all knotted up around each other and I was forever digging around trying to find things. Putting a pin in them didn't work either because the pin would eventually rust and ruin my beautiful ribbons. So into plastic bags they went, but still it was hard to find what I needed. Eventually I came up with a solution: I took a wooden board and hammered lots of nails into it, screwed it into the wall and then hung my ribbon bags onto it. Now all I need to do is glance up to the wall to find what I need! Although I do still need to clear up the fallout from the creative bombs at the end of the day.

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13 comments:

  1. thats a great idea ... love it!
    Maria x

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  2. Perfect! Knowing where everything is with a glance makes it so much easier to work. :)

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  3. Rhe ribbons are so organized - I could use a few of your ideas to keep my place this organized.

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  4. great idea - and so pretty!

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  5. They all look so cool displayed like that! mine are in lots of little drawers, but I'm amazed at how quickly I'm filling them up. One day maybe I will progress onto a ribbon notice-board like yours! :-)

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  6. I might have to give that organisation thing a try, lol. I keep all my stuff in plastic boxes with separated sections at the moment. As for the rest of my creative space, it looks like a bomb went off too.

    Great ideas - not only are your ribbons organised, they look really cool too :)

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  7. That looks great! I love the board idea!

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  8. Good idea!!And looks good too!

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  9. That´s an amazing idea! They look fantastic that way :)

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  10. Simple and effective! Well done :)

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  11. Always helps alot when things are organized, love how your ribbons look! We have them in clear boxes arranged in color which is also easy.

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  12. brilliant i love it

    do you want to come and organise my millions of negs and digital files ??????????????????????????

    um

    pleeeeeease?

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