Sunday, February 3, 2008

This is........My Collection....


I’m playing along with the 'This is' meme which has been created by Three Buttons (click over to her blog to see who else is playing along). This weeks theme from Hyena in Petticoats is ‘This is …..my collection'.

I had to think long and hard about this one. I don’t actually collect anything on purpose, but upon closer inspection around my house, I found lots of scary collections (so much for my de-cluttering efforts).

My biggest collection would have to be craft supplies. I don’t have a separate craft room to keep them in. My craft room is also the office / study / computer room so it has to actually be kept to a certain standard of neatness (even If that is a very low standard of neatness).


This photo is the cupboard (built in robe) in the tv room. My boyfriends uncle made me the two shelving units. They're on castors so I can wheel them out of the cupboard to wherever I need them (quite ingenious). In this cupboard I have:

Acrylic paints, Oil Paints, Watercolour Paints, Derwent Pencils, Oil Pastels, Various varnishes and Crackle Glazes, Coloured Paper, String, Wool, Fabric, Glitter, Glue, Various Paintbrushes, Beads, Jewellery Making Supplies, Wire Jig, Photo Frames, Pebbles, Pipe Cleaners, Fuzzy Balls, Mosaic Tiles, Broken Tiles, Tile adhesive, Grout, and a Flower Press.



This photo is my half a craft room:

This is where I keep all of my sewing supplies. I have a bookshelf, a pantry unit and some drawers on wheels and I still run out of room. I have coloured paper, cardboard, stamps, paper cutting rulers, cutting mats, scrapbooking supplies, fabric, ribbon, ric rac, sequins, snaps, snap setter, beaded trim, cotton, adhesives, rotary cutters, various scissors, ironing board, tapestry cottons, templates, quilting rulers etc etc etc. I even keep household items that may be useful for crafts such as egg cartons, ice cream containers and even the cardboard inners from wrapping paper / glad wrap & foil (I draw the line at empty loo roll tubes). I also have a couple of bags of pine cones in case I want to make some more Christmas decorations.


The other collection that I didn’t even realize that I had is scarves. It wasn’t until I counted that I realized that I had 16. Before this coming winter I am going to buy a handknitted scarf from Greenolive. I love the texture and colour of all of them but I will have to limit myself to 2. I want this one and this one.



This one is my favourite scarf. I'm not sure where it's from. I was at work one day and one of the girls at work gave it to me as a pressie because she saw it in a shop and thought that I would love it (and she was absolutely correct)!

14 comments:

Dees said...

You sure have a large craft collection!!wow!nice!

Jodie said...

That is a great craft collection.I have a scarf collection by accident as well- like lots and lots....

AnastasiaC said...

craft supplies are always good to have around...keeping them tidy is a challenge for me though!
pretty scarf!!

Jenny said...

Wow!!You have a great collection and so well organised!! Love those scarves

Kyla said...

Oh, I am so jelous of you. that is the perfect craft workroom, station. Now if only I could get my husband to make that for me...Great collection, someone after my own heart.
Happy Sunday
Kyla

Maxi Fortend said...

Good for you that everything is so neat! Yes, I can definately relate to the lots and lots of supplies - you never know what will trip your fancy! That is a beautiful scarf - what a nice gift!(I am doing the meme too :)

Betty said...

wow, can I come and play?
Seriously cool collection

Maggie Pie said...

You can never have enough craft supplies I say, but that station is fab for keeping it all contained.Cute scarf, isn't it lovely when a someone picks something perfect for you :)

Kirsty said...

Those storage units on wheels are fabulous.

fiona said...

wow i wish my space looked like that,you are soooo organised!!tell me does it stay like that for long??please so no!

Annie said...

This is a great and very familiar collection. I love it that we all keep this sort of stuff. It links us together.

one little acorn said...

Wow - that is quite a collection! Of course, all these things could be needed at any given time! I can't resist pens, though I reckon I have enough to lasat a lifetime!

Lesley-Ann said...

Love this collection! So many crafty things and beautiful fabrics!!

xxxx Les
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crafty things said...

The more you look the more collections you find. I am gazing admiringly at your craft collection. You can never have too much 'cause you never know what new thing will come along to try.