A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

12. February 2013 05:56
by tbev

Fabulous Ideas for Fabric Scraps

12. February 2013 05:56 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Fabric Scrap IdeasMost of us are getting the itch to begin some spring cleaning, and the best room to start with is the craft room! Clear out your colorful fabric scraps and turn them into something spectacular. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Fabric Covered Buttons
2. Fabric Necklaces
3. Fabric Notepad 
4. Fabric Covered Hanger
5. Fabric Covered Mat
6. Fabric Bowls
7. Fabric Crib Mobile
8. Colorful Fabric Wreath
9. Braided Fabric Bracelet 

Do you have favorite ideas for fabric scraps? Share them in the comments section!

8. January 2013 08:34
by tbev

10 Fabulous Resolutions for Crafters

8. January 2013 08:34 by tbev | 0 Comments

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January is under way and just in case you're looking for some craft-centric resolutions for 2013, I've gathered 10 worthy goals. Feel free to adopt one and take it home with you.

1. Enter something in a craft show. You've thought about it before, but this is the year! Showcase and/or sell your handmade goods at a local craft or art show. This is a great way to put yourself out there and make new friends. Plus, having a deadline will ignite the motivation you may be lacking. 

2. Organize a craft night. Crafting is more fun with friends! Invite a group of friends to start a regular craft night. You could take turns teaching each other a new skill, or else invite everyone to bring their own project to work on together. It's a great way to socialize and keep up with your projects at the same time!

3. Take a new class. If you've lost your crafting mojo, kick start things by learning something new. Sign up for a local class to learn a new technique. Or, sites like Craftsy offer online classes you can do on your own schedule.  

4. Share your knowledge. If you've got a wealth of information, maybe it's time to start sharing. Think about starting a blog, an instructional youtube channel, or a class in your community. It can be very rewarding and lead to new opportunities. 

5. Open an Etsy store. Is it time to take the leap and turn your hobby into a business? Etsy is a great place to start, giving you access to a worldwide marketplace and very fair fees.

6. Do an inventory of your craft supplies. Most of us feel the itch to get organized in January and one of the best ways to start is conducting a thorough inventory of your craft room. You'll spend less and use more of what you've already got if you're in the know. Check out these ideas to get you started. If you need to toss stuff out, consider donating it to your local school.

7. Make something you saw on Pinterest. Do you spend hours on Pinterest, building inspiration boards of DIY projects and crafts? Pick one and make it already! By so doing, you'll change Pinterest from a personal fantasyland into a real inspirational tool.

8. Support arts in your community. Take time to visit craft shows, fairs, and art strolls in your community. If your community is lacking, think about organizing something yourself.

9. Finish what you started. Are you the type who is gung-ho at the beginning of a project, but lose steam before it's complete? Choose one unfinished project and commit to finishing it. When you're done, look back and ask yourself what made you stop and how you can avoid similar roadblocks in the future.

10. Inspire a younger generation. Whether it's volunteering with a kindergarten class, a scout troupe, or a high school 4-H club, commit to spending time helping and inspiring a younger generation to discover the joy you've found through crafting. It's likely that you'll come away with as much or more inspiration than you give!

Do you have other ideas for resolutions? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

27. September 2012 08:19
by tbev

Fabulous Storage Ideas Using Stuff You've Got

27. September 2012 08:19 by tbev | 0 Comments

I love perusing storage ideas for fabric. When done well, it becomes a piece of art, like a loose-leaf patchwork quilt. These ideas I've collected are great ways to use items you probably have already lying around the basement collecting dust. Check them out:

1. An old library card catalog with an antiqued paint job puts fat quarters at easy access and on gorgeous display.

2. A hanging magazine rack holds fat quarters on display (and up away from little hands).

3. Unused bookshelves make perfect fabric storage. 

4. Remember those endless CD racks you bought before iPods came around? They work great for fat quarters. (Bonus: Fat quarters will never go digital!)

5. An old chest of drawers painted a bright color can be put to good use for fabric organization. 

6. A freestanding wire CD rack makes a colorful room divider and excellent storage.

What do you have lying around that could be put to use? Share your ideas!

16. August 2012 11:58
by tbev

5 Fabulous Ways To Organize Your Fabric

16. August 2012 11:58 by tbev | 4 Comments

When it comes to your home supply of fabrics, are you blissfully organized or a hot mess? I love these five ideas for organizing fabrics in your home. Check them out:

1. Tiered hangers are a genius way to have easy access to your fabrics and utilize closet space.

2. These Fabric Organizers are so clever and a perfect for small or large quantities and they come in several different sizes. Just think, your craft room can look like a fabric store! (Swoon!)

3. Modern office supplies like these labeled wire trays make a striking display, especially when fabrics are organized by color. 

4. Why not file your fabric? Simple file folder dividers make a perfect hanging rack for your fabrics. They'll be right at your fingertips whenever you need them.

5. My favorite idea for storing scraps is in mason jars organized by color! Not only can you see what you have at a glance, they make a darling display.

What are your favorite fabric organization ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

By the way, I found all these ideas and images on Pinterest. Are you pinning yet? Follow me and I'll follow you too!