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Unadorned

Organized.

How do you like my naked crochet hook collection? Someday many of them will have polymer clay handles, but today they’re just hanging out in the buff.

I’ve been storing them in this homemade organizer ever since I started accumulating them in any great number. It’s been a few years at this point, I guess. The box is a sturdy Lands End shoebox. Inside the box is a set of 28 toilet paper tubes, held together with paper clips, and inside each tube is a rolled-up piece of card stock where I’ve written the contents of each tube.

I’ve often thought I’d like to decorate the box and make it more visually-appealing, but its plainness has grown on me. That, and laziness. Ok, it’s mostly laziness. I will probably never get around to decorating that poor box.

I did re-organize the contents, though. I realized today that my old method wasn’t working for me. I hardly ever sell steel hooks, and yet they were taking up more than half of the box. So I grouped them together into fewer tubes, and spread out the aluminum hooks in a way that will make it easier to find what I need. Yay!

Did you know that within twelve hours of announcing last night that the shop was open, I had already received one third of the total number of orders I can realistically handle? Wow! At this rate, I’ll have to close the shop in just a few days!

So thank you very much. Seeing those orders come in is simultaneously thrilling and panic-inducing. I’m so happy you like my work, but eek! Now I have to actually set up the clay table and make these things in a timely manner. Eek!

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  1. BTW, there’s no real rush on mine. Take your time. 🙂

    1. Thanks 🙂 I really want to be done by early December. It’s a self-imposed deadline, but I really want to hit it so I can get everything put away and my dining room cleaned up before I decorate for Christmas!

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