18 4 / 2014
positively-emerald asked: any advice for keeping needles organized? I have about seven thousand of various sizes and styles and it's driving me nuts that I don't have them sorted out, but I don't know where to start!
This is kind of an ironic question since I’m in a similar boat,lol. A google image search tells me that the possibilities are nearly endless. There are what look like dry cleaning bags with little pockets sewn on (great for circulars) that you would hang on a wall or the back of a door, rolls (which work on a similar principle without the “hanging on something” part) that you can use for single and double pointed needles. I personally (try to) keep my needles in their original packaging.
Followers with ideas feel free to chime in.
I use an old paint brush case like this, fits a pair of straights and dpns until size 8 in one slot; and most of them usually have a pocket behind the individual slots where I keep my circs and other supplies.
Best solution, hands down; I got mine (full of paitnbrushes at the time) for about 3 bucks.
It even fits lengthwise for all my needles except one pair, so the zipper can only close 90%, but it’s worth it
this is gold ^ :)
Oh hey there. I make these awesome embroidery hoop organizers that keep your needles out of boxes and turns them into awesome display pieces. Those rolly fabric organizers work fine, but I still feel that people will put needles in there and just put that in a box to stow away ya know? I charge between 25-35 bucks for them and will do custom orders to match whatever needles or decor you have :)
16 4 / 2014
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels."