Unfortunately I don't have room to store them and I have found that when I keep the whole magazine I never know where to find the article for which I am looking. Sometimes I read a magazine and keep it for two or three months, then go through it again. Ultimately they are all destined for the recycling bin, but not before I cannibalize them, pulling out articles that I believe I will at least look at again. I staple an article together in one corner and slip it into a plastic sleeve that goes into a three ring binder. They are readily available when I am in need of instruction or inspiration.
I also keep a library of books, but rarely buy a new one. I try to read through a potentially helpful or interesting-sounding book from the library before I buy it. I have been very glad I did on several occasions when the title was tempting, but the contents did not live up its promise. Actually, I have donated quite a few of mine to the local library for their book sale. Some techniques no longer interest me or have gone out of date with the arrival of new methods and tools.
TIP: There is no point cluttering up your space with things you never use anymore, especially when you work in limited space.
What did we do without the Internet? There is so much out there to admire and learn. I have paid for a few Craftsy classes and am not averse to viewing some of the many YouTube productions. I have learned a lot, incorporated some and discarded others.
|A favorite, which I have watched often without cluttering up my sewing room.|
Sew some happy seams this week. I wish you the opportunity to read about something new to you.