Digital Hoarding.

I think I have a problem.

Literally, *every* Michelle Patterns pattern. Every single one.

I mean most people today have too much stuff. We’ve been trying at home to keep our ‘stuff’ minimal. We’ve banned knick knacks unless they come from our travels or really *mean* something to us. With our kids, while we are careful with how much we buy them, it’s hard with an October birthday and a December birthday and then Christmas 2 days after that . . . it gets a bit crazy. Honestly, it’s usually the reason I advocate for us to travel at Christmas, thinking we’ll skip the gifts mountain but it doesn’t work.

When you’re a crafter of course you acumulate stuff. Before getting into sewing I did papercrafts, cards and scrapbooks mostly. Then after starting my blog and getting into fabric now I have yardage, then a fat quarter collection and then I keep a scrap bin. THEN I have smaller scraps for 1 inch magnet making and then I keep the smallest scraps ever for hair clips and such. It’s insane.

Mollie Makes digital subscription. Now add Gathered to that. Honestly, both amazing, amazing magazines but yeah, adding to my collection.

Now add to that the things I’ve started to accumulate on my iPad and Macbook.

Folder and folders of things to look at later and get inspired or ideas to make. As if I need to add to my to do list or ‘things I want to make’.

Then there’s the business research and books and things to read I have as well. Classes to take, things to learn. It’s tough to balance it all when what you love to do, drives you to do it more and makes you happy but is hard to fit into your ‘normal’ life.

Someone please tell me you have this going on too!

5 Responses to Digital Hoarding.

  1. My Ibooks looks about the same, although my pre Ipad has about half of Michelle’s Patterns printed out and many more of hers amd other patterns are in my Ibook now. And folders, LOTS of folders on my Mac Book Pro. You are not alone!

  2. This post totally made me laugh! I love your crafty confessions, and knowing that you own all of the Keyka Lou patterns. :)

  3. Don’t forget to back all that stuff up. I learned that the hard way recently. Now I’ve got all my patterns on Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) so they are still there if my computer dies again. Just want to make sure you don’t lose all of that :)

  4. I have one of those time machine external hard drive thingies that backs everything up here and there.

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