Also in this vein of getting organized I think I have finally solved the problem of keeping track of my buttons that I paint. I have used baggies, envelopes, and various containers but all have been so inconvenient when an order comes in. I needed something I could find buttons quickly and have handy when I needed it.
Since my inventory of hand painted buttons is so low at this time, I figured that now was the ideal time to come up with a solution.. hopefully the final solution and I think I have.
Years ago I bought this wall thingy with 100 pouches for earrings but I never really used it and even tried to give it away once on this blog. But now I'm so glad I kept it... I alphabetized the list of buttons I usually paint and made labels for the pockets.
Then I went to my magic barn and found this vintage rolling rack that I vaguely remember women used when they ironed. I have two and used to use them for display in booths at shows...of course I never get rid of anything and this project proves why.
I hung the pockets (shortened a bit) on one side and on the back side I hung a shoe holder in which I keep shipping supplies... labels, envelopes, tapes, etc. I can roll it next to the desk when I need it and out of the way when its not needed. I have been using it now for about a month and it is going to be the best solution.. There are a few little things to tweek but I'm happy with it.... plus I've been able to "upcyle" three things to make them useful again and that is always a plus in my book.
Note: this is just for my hand painted buttons... All the CQ buttons are in bags, drawers, and jars...
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