March 11, 2009

My New Favorite Spot...

I just got my brand new sewing area. Well, at least I feel like I do. The whole transition started unexpectedly last Friday, while I was desperately searching for a certain fabric of mine. As I was pulling fabrics out, I started to realize that it is time to sort, since I had no idea where what was.




It took me forever to go through every single piece of fabric I own, ironed it, folded it and put it on the neat pile. I loved the process though. This is when the idea of the total reorganization became very real. I knew I needed more shelves and storage boxes and .... well space ( but since there is no more, I forgot about that one right away..). The two extra wall shelves made the difference.



I took the time and searched for the perfect storage boxes for my fat quarters or any other pieces under 1/2 yard. Since my sewing corner is in our living room/ dining room/ family room and we and our guests spend a lot of time here, I needed something better than just plastic shoe box. I found these simple white photo storage boxes at Jo Ann's currently on sale. They are perfect...



All of my other fabrics are stored in these file cabinets and plastic storage boxes hidden under the table.



Projects that I am working on are on the left, everything else tucked away.
I am very excited about this new space. I am already anxious to get home from work tomorrow and put it to use.

The big (thrifted picnic) basket on the top shelf is full of scraps.

I have a few more ideas how to make this spot even prettier, but that actually requires some time behind the sewing machine... :) Soon to come though...
It is Spring Break and my plans were mainly to sew and finish unfinished projects, but this kind of change of plans works for me just fine.

5 comments:

Ajka said...

Páči sa mi, ako si si to urobila, všetko máš po ruke. Určite tam vytvoríš krásne diela...

Corvus said...

I've been reorganizing my craft area recently and I too decided on white photo boxes, labled by craft in my case, to stash just about everything. They look so neat and hide so much.

Yours looks fantastic- bravo!

danielle said...

oh, misha it's wonderfull. I wish I had a spot, my kitchen table is becoming my "place" but the storage bench houses my projects and machine. I love the white boxes so simple!

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great new to you spot! Love the boxes - they look so neat and tidy sitting there on the shelves!
Kris

Janka said...

Good job, Miska!!! Aj som ti odpustila tu dlhu odmlku, stalo to zato...:))))Joj, mozno ani tak dlha nie, len ja sa nikdy neviem dockat co mas nove...Drz sa, myslim na teba. Uzivaj si nove miestecko.