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Old 10-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Ugh! hide and seek

So, I am making some cute boxes for gifting Halloween chocolates to some special kids i.e the ones I know rather then the normal trick and treat vistors, any way I needed to punch two wholes to thread the handle through, I thought my Cropodile would do it, but it turned out not to have enough 'reach' and I need the holes deeper then it would allow me to go, so the hunt began of my hole punch and setter set...well I am blesses with a lot of storage, which is good when you know where something is, but when it is not something you have used for over 12 months....ugh...high and low...it was amazing what I did find, such as the wonderful 50 glitter pack I thought I must of given away as I had lost it, why it was where it was is a mystery to me .

I was about to admit defeat and try and figure out another solution when I opened the little drawers right on my desk....right in front of me...yep you guessed it there they were, I could have saved myself 45 mins of frustration...oh well I found the glitter

I can only hope I am not the only one. Nothing frustrates me more then not finding something I know I have


...(Hope the rain holds off for tonight or I am going to be eating chocolate til October 2013)
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I feel your pain. I am currently looking for my Tim Holtz alphabet die strip. I was sure I knew right where it was. So frustrating.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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LOL, I usually find what I was looking for AFTER I needed it!
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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Not me. I usually don't find what I was looking for until either I buy a replacement or forget why I wanted it in the first place!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Oh boy!! You make me feel better. That is precisely why I have a smallish craft closet...I put everything in there so I can find it....it's not foolproof, though.....old age???????
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I needed this thread today. I was making a Christmas card and every time I went to do something else on it, I had to look for an item. It was so frustrating that I told my DH that I'd better get out of this hobby! Usually I find the stuff that is missing 6 months later when I'm looking for something else!
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I needed this thread today. I was making a Christmas card and every time I went to do something else on it, I had to look for an item. It was so frustrating that I told my DH that I'd better get out of this hobby! Usually I find the stuff that is missing 6 months later when I'm looking for something else!
That's what happens to me. I decide to do something different and then much later, I'll find that original item. Of course by then, I remember I was looking for it, but can't remember what I was going to do with it.
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I set down any tool, paper etc. and it disappears before my eyes. I waste more time looking for things. LOL
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I set down any tool, paper etc. and it disappears before my eyes. I waste more time looking for things. LOL
Sadly, know exactly what you mean. When I eventually find the item, and I always do, I'm left to wonder what made me put it there.
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Off to clean off my table and never find anything again! Luv ya Jukie!
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Off to clean off my table and never find anything again! Luv ya Jukie!
That's MY problem. I'm ok if I never clean, but the second I "organize," I lose everything. In fact, this weekend, I had to find a stamp set I bought for someone. I knew the exact spot on the floor, in the middle of the room, buried under stuff, where it should be. If it wasn't there, I was going to be in trouble. Luckily it was still on the floor and not in a more "sensible' place!
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I know exactly what you mean. A friend wanted a princess card for her daughter for Christmas. I found my "princess" stamp but I'mm
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I loose things while I working on them because my desk top is always a mess. I'll give up, re-make it and then find it stuck to my sleeve.

On the positive side I rarely loose something because I don't know where I put it. I've organized my craft room so that everything that is similar is in the same place and labeled. I know where things are but every now and then I'll do a re-org and that's when I need my labels. Ask me what I had for dinner and I'll have to think about it, but ask me where I keep google eyes and I can go right to it!
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I loose things while I working on them because my desk top is always a mess. I'll give up, re-make it and then find it stuck to my sleeve.
The 'stuck to the sleeve' really hit home for me - been there, done that LOL

Something I do, too (and not just with art supplies), I put something in a 'special' place so that I'll know exactly where it is when I need it and then when the time comes and I need it, I have absolutely NO idea where I put it.....
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Oh yes I know all about those "special places" - I have things I will never find since they're in one of those "special places"!!
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Something I do, too (and not just with art supplies), I put something in a 'special' place so that I'll know exactly where it is when I need it and then when the time comes and I need it, I have absolutely NO idea where I put it.....
Oh no, I also have those special places that are so hidden I can't find them!
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