Organization Overture

I thought I would throw in a less lengthy post than usual.  It’s not related to a specific project, but centers around how I organize all of my various sewing STUFF.

But first … I got a random email yesterday from my favorite pattern review site.  The subject?  “You have been featured on!”  What on earth does that mean?  I wondered to myself.  I went to the site and thought I might have missed whatever featuring had occurred, until finally, I looked on the right hand side of the page.  Check out the bottom right of the screenshot below under “Featured Member”…

It’s me!  Crazy.  I am not sure that this does too much for me.  I have never noticed the featured member area before, and have never clicked on it myself so who knows if others do.  But if people click on it … this blog URL is available to them, and maybe they will wind up here!  Kinda neat 🙂  I have no clue how they decide who to feature, probably just random.  I have been a member for less than a year and only done 6 pattern reviews.  I do love this site for its content, but boy could they use a usability & design overhaul …

Back to organization … I recently had a long day at work and decided to spend money by heading to Walmart.  I left with this nice plastic rolling set of drawers.  I have since placed my fabric in it.  Some of it.  I will admit that all of my fabric does not fit in this contraption.  I think I need to cut myself off for a while, don’t you?  Where is the rest of my fabric?  In a plastic bag from Hancock.  Classy, I know.

When I open a pattern, it gets its very own gallon size ziplock bag to call home.  I keep the envelope and instructions here as well.  It looks something like this.

I am currently trying to find a good way to store the bags.  Maybe a box or something would be appropriate.  But I have not gotten there yet.

Since I tend to haul my sewing machine to different places, such as Elizabeth’s house, I have a case for the machine.

I also have two boxes of stuff.  The polkadot one holds odds and ends such as bias tape and tracing paper and a tracing wheel and cord, etc.  I got it from my friend Suzanne for my birthday last year.

The other one I got for Christmas.  It has four smaller containers inside to hold things like thread and bobbins and presser feet and the like.  And it has a handle and a catch all compartment at the top.

All of this has really made me understand that I need to get myself a whole room to dedicate to crafts.  In our current house that will never happen as I refuse to go upstairs where it is hot.  But someday.  Dare to dream!

That’s all I have for you today … told you I would keep it short! 🙂  Toodles!


4 comments for “Organization Overture

  1. April 23, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations again on being featured. I think we should live next door to each other a build an enormous craft room between our yards, complete with central heating and air.

  2. Hedy king
    April 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Kim and I will take the house behind u two hehehe

    • jadesabre9
      April 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Excellent! We’ll start a sewing commune 🙂

  3. Kim
    April 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Congrats on the Featured Member! That’s great. I think organization when you are getting started is very important! I know I work hard to stay organized, and I have Hedy to thank for her constant gifts of boxes and other goodies! I love the idea of putting the patterns in plastic bags! I enjoy reading your blog, keep up the great work!


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