Yesterday, I was fed up with my fabric being spread all over the sewing area in a bunch of bins so I organized them. The fabric I am working with for the next month is now all nicely folded on my rack. Isn't it pretty?
The large bins hold the knits and fleece and other fabric that I am not using. The small bins have notions. You might be able to tell by looking at the small bin on top of the two large ones that my ribbons are a disaster! I am currently looking into how to organize them. I love the idea shown here. But I don't like how those cookie containers get brittle quickly. We have saved them in the past for children's crafting and they become brittle in less than a year and crack easily. The softer plastics last longer, especially the Rubbermaid brand. I have not had a Rubbermaid container every crack! Sterilite, on the other hand, is terrible. (I digress)
So, I am thinking of combining the blog's idea and just using my Rubbermaid bins. I just took all the cardboard to the recycling center so I will have to wait a while to collect more. Then, I can try out this idea of cutting the semi circles. I still have not figured out a good way to store the ribbon circles. Ideas?
So, here is my sewing area for now.
More fabric, but perhaps this could be only for notions? Not a bad idea.
Part of my Ottobre stash. I keep the pattern maps and tracings in a file folder.
My work area. I need something on the wall but the cats used the corkboards I had up as scratching posts. Only one left! Damn cats!
Sewing table, with view of front yard. I sew in the daylight basement/family room.
Basket to left is cat bed. They claimed it. Kinda cute.