You know that I love supplies...all kinds...vintage, new, bits, bobs...and I'm sure many of you can identify and have your own issues with hoarding craft supplies. Caches of vintage buttons, vast reams of scrapbooking papers, obsessively loved vintage wallpaper scraps, boxes of old photos, about a million paints...most with about two drops left in the bottle, multitudinous mediums with wide ranging capabilities...whew!...you know who you are!
We love to surround our selves with these things. The stuff that makes the magic happen. Some of my very favorite art journal pages happened because of my hoards...my piles of happy colored trims, papers, stickers, tapes. The supplies dictated the outcome of the art. I am normally not one of those types that shop specifically for a project. Well sometimes I do...and if you held a glue gun to my head I guess you could force me to.
For the way I work I just find it so so natural, and necessary to have piles, and bags, and bowls, and bins and boxes of all my favorite supplies around. I like grabbing and placing and trying...stumbling upon happy accidents and apropos afterthoughts. I believe that if you LOVE the supply, buy it! It will find it's ay into the perfect project at the perfect moment!
So, that said, I went a little nuts the other day and ordered a mini motherload. Some pretty tiny wood veneer embellishments, crochet hearts, papers, stamps, ink, washi tape, and the like.
One of my favorite ways to organize and display my smaller supplies is in vintage chip and dip servers. And most have a lazy susan which is convenient and fun.
I linked up some of my favorite items from this haul, in case you'd like to pick them up for yourself! The doily stamp wasn't available on Two Peas...but you can find it at Michael's!
Ohhh and we hung some party lights in the studio! You know those outdoor globe style lights that always make an evening in the backyard a bit more charming? I LOVE the feel! Happy to work into the night under their festive glow.
And we got a few of my fave candles from Anthropologie...deeelish scents plus a warm flicker bring a lil magic to studio time.
What are your favorite supplies to hoard? Have a crafty haul to share?! Link it in the comments!
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