Welcome to QuirkyColors!
A blog about creativity, artsy pursuits, crafs and DIY projects and the occasional oddities of life.
Plus, how to keep it all your creativity and materials organized! :)
This post has been long overdue!
Life kind of happened, and before I knew it, there was only one week of February left! But better late than never.. Enjoy! :)
In this post, the example used is wool, but creating a photographic inventory list works for other supplies as well.
Does the size of your yarn stash create problems in finding a specific ball of wool? Is finding the right weight and amount next to impossible? Or do you simply have way too many boxes in your craft room that you want to move, and you are worried that you have to climb into the attic just to check which wool has been stored there?
Then you are in the right place! Whether your problems are fabric, or other large quantity craft items, carry on as well, as this method can be applied to many items.
The basic idea, is to create an inventory of your boxes, before they are stored somewhere out of the way. But instead of taking hours to make lists (which can
now be done later if you so wish) the method is photography!
This works well for supplies that you do not need often, and are too bulky to keep in the craft room.
The steps are fairly easy. All you need are your boxes, or totes, or other storage containers, your supply of wool or other materials, a few labels and your camera. Some empty space on a table or
floor is recommended, as well as some good lighting. It may be a good idea to do this while you have some decent sunlight, so colors are captured as lifelike as possible. So here we
Oh my, January is almost over! Where did the time go?!
I had planned to do a ‘photographic’ inventory post this month, but somehow I never got around to it. I will still be writing it, but I expect it somewhere in
the first half of February.
I’m still learning this whole blogging thing, and my posting habit of 2017 has not been well, I'm sorry about that!
On another note, the ‘theme’ for February is ‘colored pencils’! I’m a total addict and have loads of colored pencils from
If you’re wondering about anything pencil-related, please leave a comment or email! I’ll do my best to answer your questions :)
How do you organize and store your craft supplies?
First of all, let’s talk a bit about organizing. It is nothing more than implementing a system, or set of habits, which makes life easier for you (and usually less messy!)
I think most creative people have a preference for a visual organization system. Basically we need to be able to see the stuff easily. On the other hand, having everything out in the open can be overwhelming.
Organization is different for everyone, because everyone is different… What may work for me, may not work for you. The space you may have available may range from one desk to an entire room. That being said, there are some general ‘guidelines’ or things to think about.
This post is meant to give you some ideas as to how you can organize your items.
So let's dig in... :)