I have made crafts of some sort for as long as I can remember. My main focus is miniatures but I still consider myself a scrapbooker. Most of my other hobbies have fallen by the wayside and I did donate many of those supplies. But I do still have a few that linger.
Since I still consider myself a scrapbooker - although I haven't done much of anything with that in over a year, I do have a dedicated area in my studio. This is because I have the space.
This shelving unit is where that stuff is stored. I have added extra shelves to make things more convenient to get to those items when need them. I do use some of the tools from scrap-booking for minis - like the pink cutter that cuts paper. The other is the black marker binder has markers that i use as needed for either hobby.
Before I had this studio and these extra shelves, my scrapbook stuff was stored in tubs and it was mighty inconvenient when I wanted that pink cutter. I didn't use it enough for minis to justify buying a second one. But I do have certain tools that I keep duplicates of so are dedicated to one hobby or the other.
I don't make much in the way of dolls, so one box works. There is some items in here, like ribbon, that realistically I could move to another storage location.
Crochet and Cross Stitch
Then here is another box of those related items. My cross stitch thread is a cross over item, although maybe not as much as it used to be. I collected quite a bit of it and so have two divided boxes nearly full of these stuff. I have considered donating it, but not yet.
The thread boxes stack nicely under my ribbon and trim tin, so they may stay for a while longer. They are organized by number as that is how I used them when doing cross stitching. My dilemma with donating or selling is do I do so in the whole lot, or groups and also do I keep some colors just in case I need them for minis.
In the black shelf unit I showed above is a smaller plastic 3 drawer container. It has all my sewing supplies left over from when I used to sew clothes and quilt. I have one drawer of thread and I have considered donating that as well.
For now while I have room for these things, I see no real reason to let go of them. But I also accept that is not necessarily a reason to keep them. To me donating or selling is as much about someone else getting use of them as it is to rid my self of them or make a few dollars.
Come back tomorrow for Day 31 - my final post this month on Organizing,