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    as too much craft supplies
    two years ago we started off with a small shoebox full of our bits and bobs and now we've turned the spare room which is quite big into a craft room
    we've got two desks covered with stuff , a couple of bookcases , some more storage drawers and today we've bought shelves to put up and lots of clear storage boxes to organise everthing and what am I doing now ?? I'm buying more bits on e.bay
    to be fair the bits I'm buying are for orders and we are selling lots of cards but I do feel a bit guilty !!! we're not spending money we haven't got but we have got sooooooooooooooo much stuff lol
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  • #2
    Too much is never enough!
    My craft space is exactly the same! I started with a small writing bureau which sat on the dining table - which has now graduated to a huge desk from ikea (with stuff stacked on and in it) and a bookcase full of boxes (and i'm now hoping to get one of those mini stackers from storage4crafts for all my papers!) ...and I haven't even started selling yet!

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    • #3
      Too much is never enough!!!

      Love your blog BTW sunrise and now following you!! (Not in a stalker type way though )
      Sarah & Sue

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      • #4
        I say yes if you're referring to bags of wool, shelves full of materials, boxes of sequins, cottons, silks and drawers full of clothes that apparently one day will be cut up and used for collages, patchworks and appliques. Not to mention bags and bags of bits of wool, some of which I swear are only a couple of inches long


        On the other hand if you are referring to mounds of wood that is drying or gently aquiring tasteful mould, and pots of different coloured sawdusts, coffee grinds, key cutting shavings etc then of course you can't have too much. Only too little space.

        Pete
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        • #5
          I have loads a blanket box full

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zoeistopdog View Post
            I have loads a blanket box full
            Just a blanket box full? Surely a tiny amount!

            I can't believe how many boxes of craft stuff I packed when we were moving house.

            I soooo agree with the You Can Never Have Too Much Stuff quote. Some of my bits of fabric are tiny scraps too, less than a couple of inches. But they're all lovely.

            It does remind me a bit of something I once read, about someone who found a box with a label on it saying "String too short to save".

            I save bits of string too. My OH despairs.

            I'm about to start teaching a course that the college have called Credit Crunch Crafts... maybe all these bits will get an airing!
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            • #7
              credit crunch crafts
              what a fantastic idea for a course
              good luck with it
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              • #8
                Now that I like the sound of. Our local council is open to ideas for different courses down here in Cornwall and if you could and were willing I would love to know the asort of thing that you are going to be doing as it may be something I could set up down here.

                Pete
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                • #9
                  I need help!!! At the moment it's a problem for me, I've collected different types of things to do over a number of years and now look at them all and get stressed because it all looks too much to do! I then do one thing and then see the other things waiting to be done and feel bad that I haven't done them!! Stupid isn't it! I know that somehow, in my head, I've got to smile and say 'wow, look at the brilliant things I've got to look forward to making'...and make a list!
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                  • #10
                    The beads are taking over the world, never mind the house, we will be moving in to the garage on Sunday to live there permantly, after visiting the Nantwich Bead fair!!!!
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                    • #11
                      we're going to the big hobbycrafts show later in the year and I'm in a panic already as I know we're going to want to buy everything !!
                      it doesn't help as my parents are 'careful ' with their money if you know what I mean and it has rubbed off on me although I try not to be as 'careful ' as they are lol
                      but I do feel guilty if I spend a lot of money and on stuff that I don't necessarily need but have to have lol
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                      • #12
                        I have often thought I should take a step back in the crafting world and become a supplier instead of assuming I am an end user!
                        That way all the stuff I have to have because I can't live without it (and never use) will be sold on and I can go and buy more!
                        My 'collecting' skills most likely would be better used that way and perhaps OH would despair just a little less .....

                        I have a whole room full of stuff, we moved to a bigger house so I could have a craft room as I had taken over the diningroom table, part of the kitchen, the garage and some space in the bedroom. OH wailed profusely all the time so I said 'now if I had a craft room I could just shut the door and you would never see the mess....'
                        Terry xxx
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                        • #13
                          I have spread my collections of craft stock all over my house......I would hate to see it all if i put it together, think an extention would have to be built!! I am a hoarder too so cannot throw anything away ....shoul of been a squirrel(lol)

                          kazxx

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                          • #14
                            This thread has given me a smile, thankyou. Now I will give you one. Yesterday I had a lady here wanting to learn about patchwork. She had brought some fabric for me to help her cut out. Cutting out done she started to tidy up and was shoving all the bits left over in my waste bin. After she left I fetched them all out, ironed them and stashed them away for future use. Well, you never know when you might need them do you.
                            Carol
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                            • #15
                              Didn't you know? Whoever dies with the most supplies wins!

                              I think I am in with a good chance
                              Emma
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