Studio Inspiration

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Originally posted 2009-03-11 06:13:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Trying to figure out how to combine the practical (finding space for all the stuff) with the beautiful is always a hard problem. It’s way too easy to create messes, especially when your craft has lots of stuff involved (did I hear you say orts?). But [...]

Cut Rate Crafts — Web Site Review

Originally posted 2010-10-21 06:57:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA new web site, Cut Rate Crafts, has discounted supplies for needlework and other crafts. Their home page promises discounts of 15-30% on their products. They also have free shipping on orders over $100. While it’s not fantastic for needlepoint, it does have some good products. Their [...]

Organizing WIPs, UFOs, and Unstitched Canvases

Originally posted 2009-03-18 06:39:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA major contributor to messy stashes are our piles of unfnished and unstitched projects, I know it is for me. Once a year, at least, you should go through the piles of this stuff and organize them. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. Yesterday was that [...]

Is there an Island of Unwanted Projects?

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Originally posted 2011-11-22 07:36:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Remember how in Rudolph there was an Island of Unwanted Toys? The toys there were unloved or missing something. We have unwanted projects too. Maybe it was a class and we learned what we wanted to and never finished the project. Maybe your taste or decor [...]

Ideas for Storing Your Beads

For stitchers bead storage should be small and clear and have separate tops.

As beads and embellishments become more popular, stitchers look for ways to store and organize beads, sequins, and other small embellihsments. Whatever you pick, look for these features. Clear – A label may not be enough to tell color. Your containers should be clear, not translucent. Small – Many bead containers are too big for [...]