Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tidying Up

Well, I had before and after pics of my tidy up job in my sewing room, but as i have done many times before, i backspaced too far and lost one.
Any one know how to avoid that?
I want the words before the pic, but when i try to go there, i lose the top picture!

Well, that's not what i came to say.

I was noticing Dawns' (the feathered nest) new studio in progress. Her stacks of fab were so neat, (just like mine are right after i clean).
But, when i start crafting or sewing, and try to pull out a piece of fabric from the horizontal stack, they get messed up.
Being a messy creative person, as opposed to a tidy creative person, sometimes the mess just stayed that way till the next time i got in the mood to organize it all again.
then i thought of how tidy the fabric store is, and it is because they have their bolts of fabrics vertical, instead of horizontal.
Aren't they just so clever that way!!
So, I went right down to the fabric store, and asked what they do with their empty cardboard the fabric comes on. They throw it away!!! (well recycle it), and said i could have as many as i want!!

Then i cut it into the height of whatever shelf i am putting the fabrics on, and they just stay much neater.

I started that project about a month ago, and the pic above is how much i got done before i hopped off to some other project, like bird nests.

I know that would drive some of you nuts, but, have no fear, I will finish it eventually, and in the meantime, you don't have to go into my sewing room. I sure don't!!! =0)

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

PS When you go over to see Dawn's new studio in progress, you might want to take a look at her beautiful new granddaughter, Clara. She is a little doll!!


LisaShaw said...

Sis, I'm not a sewing person but your message on tidying up can apply to so many areas of our lives. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend in the LORD.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Barbara this is a great idea about storing the fabric vertical. I have the same problem with untidiness! I think this could be a great solution! My sewing/crafts are still in boxes from the move and now it is a total mess as I pull things out now and again- talk about a needed makeover!!!


Apple Tree Cottage said...

Untidiness is my middle name, when it comes to my little studio that is. I am so impressed by your organizational skills. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

XXOO Martha

Angela Harris said...

The fabric looks wonderful cleaned up like this. I'm really going to take inspiration from this and go clean out my 2 boxes of fabric that have no organization to them whatso ever :) If you happen to want to decorate a pair of old shoes I would LOVE to have you participate in my Mare SHOE SOIREE!