WOYWW # 383 {sequins, the saga}

Happy Wednesday Deskers. Today's mess is brought to you buy hoarders R us who used to go to estate sales and haul home sewing boxes of stuff... ( lots of them) lol If you'd like to play along with us, shoot a shot of what you are pushing around and link it up here at our hostess Julia's blog.

So, last weekend I was working on some samples for an upcoming Holiday Blitz tutorial for Splitcoaststampers and I needed "sequins" ( if you squint really hard those samples are actually in this shot) anyways, I knew I had sequins and such and they were all dumped in this one plastic tackle box in the closet so, the shot below gives you an idea of what it was like to open that box... the vintage sequins the plastic on them is brittle and it disintegrates when you touch it.

 Which was making me totally crazy. I hardly ever use these because, I don't like to open the box and dig, ( it doesn't bother me with textiles like ribbons and lace but for little bits I want to see them so, I started reorganizing this mess on Tuesday after work. because, the tutorial is really cool and useful to me so, I intend to make a stack of them for Christmas.

What I was doing was just moving them from broken bags to clear envelopes. I think this is just a temporary fix though that in the long run this plastic will break down too over time but, I have been eyeballing these storage containers on Amazon ( thinking maybe) ( well, I like to organize ) but, I have not ordered anything yet because, I really had no clue of how many colors I may have or how big of containers I may need. type of a thing. I think eventually I will get it together enough to know, right now I also have one vintage red suitcase holding seed beads ( just as messy as the sequins) and I have piles of confetti. and I will tell you if no one else will. ( confetti to me looks a great deal like flat sequins and its a lot cheaper too) so,that's whats going on here at the moment. thanks for stopping by :) by the way, I actually had this cleaned up before I went back down the stairs.


Angela Radford said...

Hi Stacey, nice and busy I can see. Have a lovely woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x 14

Sharon Koole said...

Those storage containers look great. Your post made me laugh. Some of my boxes look like yours. I hate it when I can't find anything. I think I organise them and then I forget where I put things. Oh dear.

Sharon K #46

Neet said...

Oh dear, if you are anything like me you will get carried away with buying storage containers. I love boxes and things. I know how hard it is to find something at times, like I lost my zentangling stuff yesterday - how can I lose books in a huge folder?
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Stacy, just had a look at those containers, they look great for small stuff. It can be a nightmare, I agree sorting for stuff, so much easier in tubs.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

CraftyHope said...

You are definitely not the only one who hauls home sewing boxes full of stuff. I've done it a few times myself, and I don't even sew. I don't know what's wrong with me. Gah! Sorting and separating is a great way to familiarize yourself with all you've hoarded. I do it quite often too. I find that's is a great way to inspire me too. Here's hoping you find just the right way to organize it all!
Hope #36