Friday, November 9, 2012

Organized Chaos!

Loretta always taught me that one of the keys to any successful project is organization.  I wonder what she would think of the organized chaos that is my Christmas card making project?

I gathered the supplies for making my cards this year and the pile needed a place to go.  The desk is the logical landing place for it.  There is one small problem with that plan.  The desk is otherwise occupied with my resin embellishments making project.  You can see in the photo to the right that there really is not any room for another project on the desk.

 The process of making these resin embellishments is quite addictive.  On a totally unrelated side note to this post -you can also see in the photo above that I am using some of my Martha Stewart crafts frame molds to make some of these embellishments.  I determined that a 1 3/8 inch circle fits perfectly inside this frame. The image in the frame is from a CD of ephemera I purchased on ebay years ago (there are sellers still offering these CDs for sale on ebay).  I just used a circle cutter to cut out the image in a 1 3/8 inch circle and fitted it in the frame. EASY!  This embellishment will be making its way onto a card soon.

Okay, back to the organized chaos problem.  The project pile did find a temporary home - it is now resting on my floor waiting for the resin project to vacate the desk.  I am not sure when that will happen (I am having too much fun making these embellishments) so the Christmas card making pile might just have to stay where it is.  That means that I will be making my Christmas cards on the floor. At least I am maximizing the use of all the square footage in my craft room.

I think Loretta would not be so impressed with this organized chaos, but all will be well when I get the cards made and remove the pile of chaos from my floor.  By that time another project will have take up residence on my desk.

Does anyone else use their floor as a "project table" as I sometimes do?


  1. Hi Colleen! I am so glad you have a blog ! I love watching your card lifts and have wondered about all of the other projects you must do besides cards. I will look forward to seeing your ideas! I love to see how others create, see their process. My Granny taught me, her name was Iris too. I was named after her. I can close my eyes and I'm back in time, making quilt blocks, sewing pincushions and pot holders and aprons. What wonderful memories. I know you'll have lots of followers on your blog. Till next time, Iris, Saved by Grace

    1. I think it is so wonderful that our Grandmothers took the time to teach us how to make things and appreciate anything handmade. Every time I make something I think of my grandmother and these are such happy memories! What a great tribute that you were named after your grandmother! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope to post about twice a week and I hope you will visit again! - Colleen

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  3. your angel embellishment looks amazing - I love all things angels. I have a lack of table space frequently - I have more ideas than time to create at times & things get floor space as they wait their turn in a basket or box. I think that it's o.k. though - (at least in my mind it is anyway) I seem to be happiest when I have more than 1 thing to do at a time. I even have a growing list of things I would love to create because of ideas that pop in my head or things I've seen that others have made that I just adore & want to make too.
    I don't think it's a problem - just a lack of table space. Besides I like creating on the floor sometimes.
    It's great to visit your blog - have a great day.