Thursday, November 01, 2007

The 12 Step Program

I don't know if there is a twelve step program for crafters but sometimes I think that there should be.

For those of you who know me or have read the posts on this blog I have been purging my house. After 22 years and a bad case of hoarding it became a necessity to purge.

So, I confess, I am a hoarder of many things (shoes, wrapping paper, pins...) but for this post I'll stick to the crafting hoards. Well, just from the crafting side, I am a rubber stamp whore. I have two cabinets filled with the rubber goodness, many of which are virgins in that they have never been pushed into an ink pad and gotten applied to paper. When I became a SU demo it became worse (the discount and all). When I sorted my 12x12" paper by color group it became apparent that I am a paper whore. It's those darn coupons for Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics (oh, don't get me started on the hoards of fabric, LOL). I can't walk out of a craft store without making a purchase and paper just seems to fly off of the shelf into my hand then into my cart. Anywho, I digress, back to this morning. I "found" a medium sized padded mailing envelope filled with brads. Four different colored flower brads. Four different colored heart brads. (We're talking packages people, not four brads) Black Weber grill brads, chef hat brads, BBQ fork brads, and red apron brads. Shoe brads, purse brads and lipstick brads. From just ONE mailing envelope. So, being the newly organized person that I am trying to be I went to my embellishment storage and low and behold, no where to put these fine treasures without purging. So I will be sorting through my stash and coming up with some blog candy to share with other crafters. I will try to do it a.s.a.p. and will post the give aways. So, your job, come on back in the near future and participate in helping me find a cure to my addiction.


SpAzzGiRL said...

I'll help ya with some of that fabric if ya want me too. LOL
I need something retro in a red, cherries if ya got 'em or just plain 'ol solid red.
Just lemme know, I can easily shop in your basement.

Fe-Fe said...

I don't think there is a cure for craft addiction. I think once you're bitten by the bug you're a gonner. Sorry! If it's any consolation we're in the process of looking for a bigger house at the moment so that I can have my own craft room as I'm taking over the kitchen!!

It is a very addictive hobby! :-)

Patsy said...

I understand the addiction and hoarding deal. My friends use my house as a store. They say, "you can shop in yout jammies and she will not make you pay until payday".
The nearest scrapbook store is 45 minutes away, so over the years I have bought in bulk so I would not get home and need something. Love your blog, Thanks for visiting mine. I will be back!!