Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Joy of Moving When You're An Artist...

One of the most frustrating things to face is moving. This is especially true when you are an artist/multimedia creative type.
The harsh reality of my 'collection' of creative media 'finds' has grown over the last 10 years.
Now the hard part sinks in, what to take and what to leave behind.
Not to mention all the other 'crafty' hobbies I have, like; Knitting, Sewing, Crochet, Wood Working, Painting, Jewelry Making, Beading, Scrapbooking, Papercrafts, Rubberstamping (10,000 worth) and countless craft books that have grown into a small library. I literally have 10 bins of yarn as well.

So I've decided to reduce my wood working supplies. And will not take cupboard for rubbers stamps. I plan to box them and sell them off. May even give many away as 'giveaway items'.

Must say, I was sad to see no one commented on my 100th post giveaway. I have SO much stuff to share too.  Oh well, I will look for other places to share I guess.

Well, back to sorting, culling and packing...


Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I haven't been by in a while. I guess I didn't recognize your new name when it showed up in the list of blogs I follow.

It tickles me to think how similar The Mindful Crafter is to my The Artful Crafter. Does this make us sisters? lol.

Good luck in your relocation, Bairbre Aine!

Moving is so hard. Sorting through all your accumulated craft stash must have been awful.

Crafted by Bairbre Aine said...

Oh Eileen I didn't realise how similar our blog titles were LOL.
Yes, sister crafters.
Sorting through all my belongings was very tough. I had procrastinated for years!! By the time I got to work, I felt buried. Thank goodness for a few very, very dear friends.
Without their help I would never had completed the job. Presently, I'm sorting through what did make the long trip across the country. The amount was 3/4 less than what I had at house in California. And still I find I own too much.
Narrowing down my crafting supplies will hopefully motivate me to make something. I've been so blue that I've not made a single thing since I arrive here in VA.

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