Sooner Rather Than Later
When I started the blog on my birthday, my husband was looking for a new position. There was the thought that we might have to move. Well the move happened, and we have made the relocation to Miami Florida.
After the initial shock I was determined to not let go of everything in the craft room that meant first finding a place big enough to support my stuff, and second, realign my priorities in my craft room cleanup. I put my husband in charge of looking for a home. I must say he did a fantastic job. Although smaller, I still have a shared office/craft room. I now have to share a desk, but with the addition of IPads for both of us, my husband is rarely at the desk.
The Party –
In October, when it was decided we would make the move, I reviewed my inventory. There is a lot of stuff that I probably will never get around to using. Every year I get together with my Girl Scout leader friends for a crafting camping trip. What better way to use up supplies, and ensure that so much goes to a home that will use it up.
I set up our annual trip this year to camp (sleepover) at my house. What an awesome weekend that was, me and 6 of my best friends, my daughter fresh home from 3 months in Germany (we actually picked her up half way through the party) and 2 of her friends. It was so much fun. A few ladies brought some supplies, but the general idea was, we had to use my supplies. I went through the closet and room – brought so much downstairs. I had several chipboard album pages, so I asked each person to decorate a page, took pictures of us, and now I have a keepsake of my friends and the good times we had. We decorated frames with paint and Girl Scout swaps and added more pictures. We decorated tiles. I made a magical crown for my daughter, and we decorated welcome home signs. There were lots more things that I put out to use, and after my first couple glasses of sangria, I’m not sure what everyone made.
My friends know I always had a rule, that if there was left over food after a camping trip, I never brought it home, it was split among them. I applied the same rule to the supplies at this event. So by the end of the weekend I no longer had my flowers, polymer clay, clay machine, a whole bunch of paper, and so much other stuff that I had cleaned out.