Hello New Year…. hello fresh start!
January is quite relaxed here in Australia. The summer holidays are in full swing, the weather here in the north is hot and humid and the days are long and lazy.
I’ve been off and on with busyness…. there’s been motivated bouts of Christmas clean up and re-organising décor mixed in with sneaky afternoon ‘nana naps’, reading in my hammock and taking time to plan (day dream) about the year ahead. 2019 already has such a positive vibe!!
Today I decided to tackle one last clean up in readiness to embrace the New Year, as I’ve wanted to do some moving around and re-organising in the craft room. This job is never quick, as I’m sure you appreciate with all the pretty distractions.
One of the things on my To-Do list was doing an inventory of my craft supplies.
I have fallen into the trap of buying multiples of the same craft supplies, all because I can’t locate what I’m looking for or sometimes I’ve forgotten that I already have these items.
Do you ever do that too?
In fairness, when you have a large collection of craft supplies that span many different crafts it is easy to lose track of what you have.
Soooo… as part of my New Year clean up I decided to do an itemised inventory of my craft supplies. By the time I’ve finished I’ll know what I have and where I have stored it, so I can easily collect supplies for my projects when I need them.
I thought some of you may be interested in doing your own craft supplies inventory, so I’m sharing the pretty printable I designed with you too.
You can download the free PDF Craft Supplies Inventory printable HERE.
The PDF craft supplies inventory list is in US letterhead size (8.5’’” x 11”), so if you are in Australia or UK you will need to adjust your printer settings to A4 size.
How to Convert a PDF Letter to A4
- Open your PDF file in Adobe Acrobat.
- Click on “File,” and select “Print Setup.”
- Select “A4” from the drop-down menu for “Size” under the “Paper” section.
- Click “OK.”
- Click “File” and select “Print.” Click on the drop-down menu for “Page Scaling,” and select “Fit to Printable Area.”
- Click “OK.”
Although I’ve not finished my inventory yet, it has turned up some surprises already… and many items I simply didn’t know I had!!
Perhaps I had better use up some of these items before I buy anymore!!
Happy crafting my friends.
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Kris Meares-Tag Along Teddies says
Where’s the fun in using what you already have? It’s much more fun to buy MORE! :0) Hope you find lots of pretty treasures. I’m actually sitting down to stitch for the first time in months. Shame my holidays run out this week … SIGH! Have fun! Bear Hugs! KRIS xx
Dorabella Santos says
Blessed new year!
So many projects for this year 🙂 and this year particularly I’ve decided to take the extra effort for time with God!
I have a diary where I write my thoughts, many times in the form of prayers and do some art work. I also have a Bible Journal for keeping those important verses present!
That being said I have been using a lot pf printables I have collected along the years, and your printable comes in very handy.
Since I don’t have a large space for my supplies, they get bundled up in the living rrom closest and I have a wooden chest with a lot of my supplies on top of it. However, I still get things lost! Oh, and let’s not forget all that space under the living room center table! It kinda looks I’m having a sale!
I am hoping that with this beautiful inventory I can keep track of all my stuff!
Teddee Grace says
Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve been “threatening” to do this for the last three or so years…especially noting the location! I live in a one-bedroom apartment, but recently had to rent a second! off-site storage space, something I’d sworn I would never do again, just having cleared out three that had been sitting neglected for eight years in the city in which I’d previously lived. My “vice” is high-end faux florals and they can take up a lot of space. And I have to agree with one of your readers above…it is so much fun to continue buying the new, fresh stuff when it hits the craft stores each season…and I do make lovely arrangements with them if I do say so! I think your delightful inventory list may just be the kick in the pants I need to get back down to a single storage unit again!