Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Embellishment Storage

So I was reading my blogging buddy Jessie's post this morning about "How do you organize your favorite embellishments" and decided to join in the chat.
As for what my favorite embellishment is, well, its a no-brainer really. 
I loooove buttons!
There is nothing more relaxing than sitting down to a bag of colored buttons and separating them according to size and color.
And so you have.....
(don't you love those teeny tiny buttons in the tiny cases?)

Sea colors!

And bleachhy colors that we all hate but sometimes need..lol
Yes, purple is in that category. Sorry, Stacey. :D
I also have one of these "button containers" for flowers  but I didn't take a picture as it is so pathetic its almost laughable. I guess you could say I don't use many flowers.

And then eyelets and brads I stick in these little "tic-tac" containers below

Of course it would be optimistic to think I can store everything in these which is why we have:
 the junk drawer
this houses all my immediate grab it things. Adhesives, glue dots, paper piercer, decorative corners, select brads (that I have no tic tac containers for, etc) 
Its a well used drawer."I know where everything is". Yeah, right!

And then I have Design Team supplies which I keep in gallon size ziploc bags according to company so I can quickly grab a bag when I'm making a specific card for a DT company. Sounds organized doesn't it?
Can you see them?  No? Look closer..pretend you're playing "where's Waldo"...

Can you see them now? Almost?

 Ahhhh! There they are!!
Where've ya been all my life!

Thats pretty much it!
Have a great day everyone.
 Its rainy and gray here so I think its time for hot chocolate!


dj1952 said...

This is really neat Dorcas. You've given me a couple of ideas. One of these days I'm going to get my office cleaned up to put all of my card making items together.



Debs said...

Great ideas, think I've left it to late to be organised it would take me a year, might give it a go though just start with one thing at a time. Happy New Year.
Hugs Debs

THERESA said...

Yeah, see them, lol, whats inside......hehehe
Looks really good and organized, good for you!!
lotsa luv

THERESA said...

ps::: love the buttons...hehehehe

Carla S. said...

Great storage ideas, Dorcas! I hope that one day I will be as organized as you! Thanks for the incentive!

Joan V said...

Love the organization!!!!

Nina said...

A love all your buttons :-)
Is your room always this good organised, even when you're working... (hi-hi) - mine is not :-)
:-) Nina

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

I have the token BUTTON JAR that I have to dig thru every time I need a button...so yeah, I really need to sort like you did! Except I can keep it all in a much smaller space in just a generic "jar"! LOL! And I have no where as much craft space as you do!

Cheryl said...

Great Post Dorcas, I looove seeing others storage ideas and yours is great and done with that special touch of humor, thanks so much.
Hugs Cheryl

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing your organizatiion ideas. Wish I had the space that you do. My buttons are all in a button jar. Each year I resolve to be more organized. Will try again this year!!

June Nelson said...

The tic tac idea is brilliant why didnt I think of that lol xxxxxx

Mette said...

:) - I LOVE BUTTTONS too. They are my favorite embellishment and I like the way you are storing yours. I definately need to re-arrange mine. Super storage ideers.

Hugs, Mette

Debbie said...

Very organized!!!! I'm impressed!!! Since I don't have a scrap room, Well, lets just say, my one closet is pretty organized...lol


Nannieflash said...

Hi Dorcas it looks as if your rescued them just in time, love the way youve sorted them out, and I can see you really do love buttons. hugs Shirleyxxx

Babs said...

Very nicely organized Dorcas, I love the tic tac box idea. My buttons are in jars, all lined up on a shelf. I can't really say what my favourite embellishment is.
Have a lovely day Dorcas,
Luv, Babs xo

Jenny said...

Wow you are organised. i really like the tictac idea for small embellishments.
I have spent the day tidying my craft room because I couldn't get in there.....I still can't as I've got bored and am now blog hopping!
All I wanted for Christmas was someone to organise my room for me!

Nikki said...

Fantastic Craft room and the tic tac containers look Great to use :) ... I have a pathetic flower box too lol

frances joy said...

oohhh i love your brads/eyelets containers, dorcas... :)

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

OK I already commented on these yummy buttons but blogger.... well let's not go there! Anyway I don't know what brilliant things I said about them before, but they do look quite yummy in all there color coded glory. Poor purple gets a bad rap while glorious yellow gets all the fame & glory! I notice yellow is in 7 or 8 bins while purple only gets too!!! what happened to impartiality?!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Wow, it's fascinating to see how other people store their stupplies. I love buttons, but keep them in tins and have to hunt so hard for ones that match. Your stuff looks so good!!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Looks like a very creative mind.

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