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Old 12-27-2006, 11:18 AM   #11
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I keep a makeup bag in my project bag for my small stuff and I use an empty film container for my stitch markers.

I'm still working on the "home organization" aspect.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:16 PM   #12
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altoid cans! thats an ingenius idea.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:20 PM   #13
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Judy, that is BRILLIANT!!

I wouldn't know where to get the stuff to weave a basket like that...

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I feel a felting project coming on..
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:37 PM   #14
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Wow, that basket is amazing!

now, for those of you suggesting tins and baskets and stuff... WHERE do you keep these things? I guess I don't really have a place. Maybe I need to get a dresser to keep some yarn and my tools in. (notice I didn't say ALL yarn)
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:43 PM   #15
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clinique's free gift bags is how I store my dpn and my notions. My Dad just made me a 'sea chest' of sorts to store everything in in one place. I posed pics on my blog yesterday. I didn't have my swift he made in it for the pic, but if I slant it just right (and don't fill the box on that end) it fits too. Yea for crafty Dads!
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:57 PM   #16
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We have a study area (my hubby needs one for his music equipment), so I have installed a cupboard from IKEA in there to store all that stuff...
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:25 AM   #17
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My stash (not real big) is in rubbermaid containers in the guest room closet. I keep my circs and needle roll in another rubbermaid box down there. My pink Denise needles I've been keeping in my knitting bag because they're new and I love em! I keep stitch markers, etc in a little tin. I have a Vera Bradley pencil case that holds the tin plus stitch holders, crochet hook, scissors, pencil, post-its, tape measure, etc.

That basket Judy posted is great. If you can't weave but can sew, it wouldn't be too hard to find a basket that would work and then make the insert.
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I use an old 1950s buffet with glass sliding doors to house my small, but growing stash. I have three leather covered wood baskets on top to hold novelty yarns. On each of the glass enclosed shelves, I have those fabric lined, two drawer wicker baskets that I placed yarned based on gauge and color.

In the open area, I have all my books & magazines lined up along with another two drawer wicker basket organizer that houses my needles & tools. Then one larger basket that contains current projects in ziplock storage bags.

I have two more door enclosed shelves for growing space.
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For everyday: I use two 5" crystal vases to hold dp's, 6" ruler, crochet hooks, etc. AND two 2" crystal vases to hold small scissors, tapestry needle, tweezers, etc. All the little things that I need readily "at hand" whilst in my 'knitting place'.
For travel: I use two tapesty zippered cases and take just the essentials for my projects.
On the grand scale: I purchased a unique oak chest that is 25" wide facing me, and only 7" tall. It has 18 little drawers (about 5" deep) that hold all of my knitting notions such as point protectors, brass safety pins, stitch markers, tape measures, etc. This oak chest sits right in front my 'knitting place' on the 'coffee table'.
If anyone is interested, I will post a digital photo of this chest. I purchased it at a craft fair/swap meet from a retired gentleman who is a woodworker. I LOVE MY LITTLE OAK CHEST!
For my circs collection: I use 6 circ cases: 3 tapesty, 3 toile. The tapestry cases were pricey from a LYS...the cotton toile cases are GREAT and inexpensive... purchased from a little gal on Ebay. I think she has an Ebay shop. If anyone is interested, I will post a link if I can locate it.
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Compulsive.. I HAVE to see that in a photo.. :D

I love 1950's furniture :D
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