As with many creative people, sometimes my creativity overwhelms my work space. That is a kind way of saying that sometimes we let our work space get messy! Having recently won a contest at The Cottage Home blog that included some of these Fabric Organizers, I had some of the tools I needed to organize my space. What I lacked was proper space in which to put them. I really want to get some new shelves but until I can make the trip to Ikea, I decided to clean out my cupboards and find a way to make these work. I really needed to get my fabric away from my cats! They keep using it as a bed!
So, here is what I came up with.
I was very lucky to find this built in craft area already in the house we bought 6 years ago. I took the space over as my crafting and computer area. I also have my mom's old sewing desk. But I was not using the space well. There were bins and small shelves of fabric everywhere! So, I moved all fall and winter fabrics into bins in the garage, put all knits in one big bin and put the rest in the cupboard above my work area.
Here is my work area. I share the space with our filing cabinet, which I really want to organize and move into the garage. I have my growing collection of Ottobres in a magazine holder and bins with current projects cut out and waiting to be sewn. My kids helped me decorate, by the way.
And here is the cupboard above my work area! Thanks to Lindsay at The Cottage Home and another mama I did a trade with, I now have a lot of fabric organizers. I am not even using them all! When I get some proper wooden shelves for the room, I will use the rest. For now, these are the fabrics I anticipate working with in the next few months.
The cupboard next door has the growing lace and elastic collection.
Thanks for looking. My space is not exciting nor will it ever be featured in a design magazine but it is very workable and usable and I am going to continue to make it more and more organized and efficient!