Tonight I got a wild hair and decided to get out my bins of tiny embellishments and sort them by color.
My husband walked in the room and I exclaimed with a giddy grin, "I'm organizing!!"
He was unfazed by my enthusiasm. He knows I find strange joy in my neurotic urges.
As I emptied each container which previously held like items...all brads together, all KI Memories icicle shapes (swoon!), all shaped buttons.....I had the time of my life rediscovering all my little lovies!!
Why haven't I used these awesome little dudes?
Because I don't remember to use things that aren't sorted by color!
All my paper is sorted by color - my paper embellishments too....this was the last of the holdouts.
I found loads of little metal thingamabobs, stick pins, gel pieces I just had to have.
I loved rediscovering each little trinket.
I made a pile for every color and sorted each tiny bit.
Inspired by something Stacy Julian once said, even holiday items, once grouped together, went into the color piles....red Christmas goodies will be found when I make a red page, same for orange pumpkins and black bats. Fall items went into the brown or orange pile. It makes sense to me!
So I sorted away and it was all fun and games until I got to the pile of brads and rhinestones.
Wow. My eyes are still uncrossing.
One episode of CSI: and one episode of Biggest Loser later and I'm almost done!
In an effort to purge, and a monumental stroke of laziness, I decided to bag up and get rid of some tiny, colorful items...
I remember when those tiny, tiny buttons were my favorite thing ever! Now they are just "meh."
Queen & Co. sequins? I never used you. Goodbye! Now rhinestones....rhinestones I still love and what project doesn't need a little sparkle?
I hope you're having a crafty week!
I've been away from my blog this week because I made 16 mini-albums for my last class ever at my LSS which is closing today.
I'm going to finish embellishing and adding my pics and I'll share it soon. Promise.
Stay crafty my friends. Stay crafty.