What’s your plan?

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What are your plans for this week? Personal?  Business?

I am NOT a good planner.  Things of often work out, but it’s chaotic and I end up stressed and crazy.  I’m working on it though.

We are not rushed with this move so I am taking the time here at the beginning to try and plan things out.  One of my goals is to color code all the moving boxes and even label what is in the box so we can locate things once we start unpacking.  Here’s hoping that it’s better than dumping everything into boxes and trying to remember what goes where.  If you have any moving tips, I’m all ears.

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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What Works Wednesday: Yarn Storage

If you only have a couple skeins of yarn, it really isn’t hard to find a place to keep them until they are used. When they start piling up because SOMEBODY (I shall remain nameless) has no self control when there is yarn for sale…storage options start becoming a challenge. I’ll tell you that I currently have many of the boring, basic plastic totes as well as a couple plastic and paper bags, and a storage ottoman.  And we won’t mention the ones that have gone MIA.

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Knits For Life’s creative yarn pegboard.

But what if you could have all your yarn in one place, easily accessible when needed and effortless to see what you have on hand…..AND you can even call it ART??? Why, that would work!  

Find out how it’s done at the Knits For Life blog here:  https://knitsforlife.com/2013/03/26/the-worlds-best-yarn-storage-idea/

So, what works for you this Wednesday?  If you have any crafty tip, trick or DIY that works for you, share it with us in the comments! You never know if yours might be featured here on What Works Wednesday!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram. ❀

What Works Wednesday – Yarn Bowls

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I love sheep.  And I love these yarn bowls from Cindy Douglass at Stardust pottery.  Stop in and check her pottery out!  http://www.stardustpottery.com

How many times has your skein of yarn knotted up on you while you worked?  How many times have you chased a ball of yarn you were using?  Problem solved: a yarn bowl!

It isn’t a bowl made of yarn (although those are fun to make), it is a bowl designed to hold a ball or skein of yarn while you crochet and has a creative little cut out to keep your yarn from tangling.   Some are made of pottery, some are made of wood.  Some are humorous and some are just beautiful.  Some even have extra holes to poke your knitting needles in when you aren’t working.  There are so many to choose from, you are sure to find one you will love.

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Find out more at http://www.thriftyfun.com/Makring-a-Binder-Clip-Yarn-Bowl.html

In the mean time, you can use common items you have in your home as yarn bowls.  All it needs is a secure place for your yarn and a hole to thread your yarn through. Thrifyfun.com has a hack using a binder clip and a bowl.  Clever, huh?

But wait!  There’s more!

A collander makes a great yarn bowl!  Pop your yarn inside and thread it through one of the many holes.   You can recycle an empty baby wipe box into a yarn bowl, use a plastic ice cream bucket with a hole in the lid, a large teapot, and yes…you could even crochet or knit your own!

Do you have a crafty tip, trick or DIY that works for you? Share it with us in the comments! You never know if yours might be featured here on What Works Wednesday!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram. ❀

What Works Wednesday

Have a little tip or hack that makes your crafting easier?   Share what works for you!

Here is mine:

hooktipI usually have a lot of crochet and other craft projects going at one time so I like to label them with important info like stitches, counts, hooks etc. so that if I set it down for a while, I won’t be lost when I pick it up again. For my knit and crochet projects, I just use masking tape and tape it to the tail.  I can’t tell you how many times I misplaced my crochet hook and couldn’t remember what size it was when I picked up my project again.

That is what works for me, what works for you?  Share a link if you like!