Yesterday, I began writing about how I’ve been organizing my home office. I finally got my ever-growing yarn stash under control with colorful buckets from Dollar General. Next, it was on to my sewing and quilting fabrics, as well as my scrapbook materials.
I have a small buffet/cabinet next to my desk. It has two shelves inside. I put my scrapbooking materials on one shelf, and used buckets to organize my fabrics. Like I did with my yarn, I kept fabrics for projects together with their instructions/books. This way, when I’m working on a project, it will be much easier to find the fabrics. Everything will be easy to spot. Here’s a picture:
My current scrapbooking project is my wedding album. In the picture above, try to spot the lacy photo album. That’s my wedding album. Now, spot the white scrapbook underneath. That’s going to be the new wedding scrapbook. See the clear box under that? That’s what I use to store my scrapbook paper, stickers, glue, etc.
I decorated the original wedding album on my honeymoon. I covered a plan photo album with batting, satin, lace, and fake pearls. For our wedding, we asked everyone to bring their cameras and share the pictures with us. We also had disposable cameras out on the tables at the reception. As we received or developed photos, they were put into this album. There’s not much organization to it. That’s why I want to make a scrapbook.
So far, I’ve started to take some of the photos out of the album. I’m glad I’m doing this, because the top pages in the album are a little bent (It’s a binder album and the sides of the pages near the rings sometimes “roll” over the rings. Plus, some of the holes are broken, so some of the pages are a bit loose).
After I get the pictures out (I think there’s a few hundred), I’ll sort them by pre-wedding, ceremony, reception, and after.
Here’s a little about our wedding: We were married in the morning at a renaissance festival. My bridesmaids wore renaissance dresses (they were like the dresses in the movie Ever After) and tennis shoes. My sister wore Teva sandals. We got to ride in a carriage and walk under a sword arch. The chapel was covered in vines instead of a roof. After the reception, the wedding party and all of our guests got to go around the renaissance festival. I changed out of my wedding dress and into a renaissance costume for that! Did I mention that I wore white sneakers with ribbon laces with my wedding gown? It was right out of Father of the Bride!
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