Monday, February 27, 2012

getting organized


The spring cleaning continues!  Normally, I'm too OCD to concentrate on creative projects if the space around me is messy...but I've let my sewing storage slide for much too long.  After organizing and cataloging all my fabric, I tackled the counter space as well.  The entire area isn't done yet, but I'm feeling pretty happy about what I've accomplished so far, patting myself on the back :)

before


 after


before 
(how in the hell did I let that happen??) 


after
actual yardage on the left, big scraps on the right


smaller scraps, organized by color, and into baggies
inside a hat box


 needles organized by weight/fabric and
presser feet


I've also tallied up my yardage and excluding muslin, interfacing and scraps, I've accumulated approximately 73 yards of fabric!  It's not all apparel fabric, lots of quilting cotton in that stash, most I've had for years.  In addition to all that yardage, I have 14 refashion projects on the back burner, both thrift clothes and alterations.

Next, tackling the drawers, lots of button, zips and binding that need sorting.  But for now, I can actually maneuver the space without getting aggravated :) 

Whew!


p.s. Don't forget to enter the giveaway so I can make space for more fabric, ha!


3 comments:

  1. I am going to start saving the kids cereal boxes to make mini bolts for my fabric. My fabric cabinet is a disaster. Hopefully I can find a sewing table soon and make my nook in the new laundry room so I can get everything organized.

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  2. I never thought of using cereal boxes before-genius!

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  3. I can't claim the idea...I found it on one of the blogs I follow "Smashed Peas and Carrots". She actually uses comic book boards because they are acid free, but i don't keep fabric around that long! Plus, it is all about the recycling!!!

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