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This is such a great thread!
Well I am sure I am not the only one using a computer desk for my workspace, so hopefully this will help someone. I use my keyboard tray to store all of my embellishments. I velcro a divided craft container to it (lid open out the back) that way if I need to take it somewhere, it can be removed easily.
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I stick a straight pin (with a ball head) into my tulle spools in order to neatly store them and keep them from unraveling. I also use the short pins on woven ribbon (striped ribbon) since tape won't hold it.
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I keep folders on my desktop labeled with a craft and KEEP. Whenever I see a post, link or a download that I might want later, I drop it in one of those folders. About once a month, I take a few minutes to go back through the recent ones. I prune duplicates and those that I don't really want anymore. I may print off some as well.

That saves me sooooo much time when I want to find something I know I read!
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Here is a good free tut on how to sew korker bows

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LOOOVEEE this thread! I was just logging on to ask korker bow questions. I just made my first one and it is WIMPY!!! This tut answered my questions

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Loving this tip

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Here's something that helps me out. ....

When I'm matching all my ribbons(for new bows) and picking out bow centers. I will precut a bunch of them out(like enough for 20 bows or more) I then put each bow in its own little pouch of an over the door shoe organizer I have hanging on my door. That way when I get the time to make them I pull a few out at a time and work on them from start to finish and all my pieces are precut including the thread to sew them and I just need to assemble them.

With my little one I have to take advantage of working standing up in the kitchen or sitting in the playroom so its nice to be able to have everything all organized on the fly...lol




All the tips I've read so far are fabulous thanks to op for starting this and for everyone that has shared..it's very nice.
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I have started making tulle wand puffs for my daughters birthday. The whole process of cutting out cardboard circles didn't go well with me one night, since I had no cardboard.

So, I whipped out my clover pom pom maker and BOOM! I had a gorgeous tulle puff. You can't make a huge puff, but big enough and keeps everything round
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I learned this tip today at my local craft store. There was a lady having a ton of material being cut and the scissors were sliding through them no problem. I asked if those were 'special' craft scissors....usually expense!. She told me they were not so I assumed that they had them professional sharpened. Nope, cut aluminium foil into strips and it sharpens your scissors just as good as any tool would she told me!
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love all these ideas! great thread!~
my tip is use a heat gun to get rid of the little spider like hot glue strings...it is faster then a hair dryer and not as loud....and works great! the little strings just melt away!
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Here's something that helps me out. ....

When I'm matching all my ribbons(for new bows) and picking out bow centers. I will precut a bunch of them out(like enough for 20 bows or more) I then put each bow in its own little pouch of an over the door shoe organizer I have hanging on my door. That way when I get the time to make them I pull a few out at a time and work on them from start to finish and all my pieces are precut including the thread to sew them and I just need to assemble them.

I do the same thing - cute the pieces, match them all up, except I put them in little baggies, and I reuse them over, and over, and over - the bags are looking pretty rough at this point! It's easier to have everything ready and then just assemble.
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love all these ideas! great thread!~
my tip is use a heat gun to get rid of the little spider like hot glue strings...it is faster then a hair dryer and not as loud....and works great! the little strings just melt away!
I have one of these too, great for melting ribbon if you get too close or keep it there too long
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