I had been putting stitchery projects in ziploc bags with their floss colors, and then tucking them in a drawer and forgetting all about them. That's not good, right? I needed them where I could see them, and this is the solution I came up with.
I removed my closet doors, put my vanity in there and added my cutting table [formerly my ironing table] on wheels in it. Across the top of the closet, I left the rod in place - it's a shower curtain rod, very sturdy. I went to Walmart and got some cheap [$1.16] shower curtain rings, and hung my ziploc bags across it.
A friend gave me some small, clear, zippered bags that her new sheer curtains came in, and they're the perfect size to hold bits and bobs, and charm packs.
I would rather have gone to IKEA for fun new organizing tools, but this is my low-cost [although not PRETTY] solution.
I also organized the rest of the room. My cutting and sewing area:
Computer area, and "design wall", which is simply the ironing table cover I made turned around backwards.
I never did finish the corners on it properly....maybe someday I will. Don't hold your breath. Computer area:
That's also where I sit to do my hand quilting, and the pouch that Sandra made me is perfect to keep my threads, thimbles, needle book and scissors tidy.
I'm feeling pretty darn good about how organized I am, this is such a small room and hard to keep from getting messy. When it's chaos, I don't feel like sewing, I just feel like running away. Please forgive the gloomy pics, it's another
Joanne from Splitting Stitches had a surprise give-away the other day. What a sweetie she is - she sent me a lovely package! Four fq's of gorgeous spring-y fabric, some Aurifil thread, the sweetest tissue holder [perfect for my Dottie Bag!] with lots of refills, a little Mucinex guy [appropriate as we've had SO many colds this year, lol!] and the yummiest candy EVER. Gone now, sad to say...but I enjoyed it thoroughly and didn't share.
Thank you so much Joanne!
Cheryl from Willowberry Designs has a brand new pattern, is it CUTE - and she's having a give-away in honor of it! Go check her out, and good luck in the give-away - although I hope I win one, she's giving away three copies!
I have a lot more tutorial links to give you, but this post is already long so I'll save it for Tuesday. Sandra and Carmen have been busy!