The layout is still the same…new shelves for my fabric were in the cards, I wrote about those here.
Let’s start with the fun stuff! The fabric
Read on for more craft room fun!
Ahhh….sometimes I just sit in front of these shelves and soak it all in….the possibilities! I use comic book boards (affiliate link) to fold up my fabric into little bolts…it works great and is an inexpensive option!
On the top shelves, I store my 1 yard cuts, button cards, book, and solids, as you can see by my labeling. I’m nosy so I like to see where people store their stuff…maybe you are too?
On the bottom shelves I store my 1.5 and 2 yard cuts, home dec, flannel, voile, go Baby cutter and dies, (affiliate link) knits, knits, and more knits! Also some minky, chiffon, and laminated cotton.
next lets move on down the row of storage things and check out what’s in the big one!
This is a hand me down storage thingy from my parents, and I love how much it can hold. Definitely does it’s job. So in this one I have my….well…just read the labels. Most, if not all of my storage containers were thrifted-the others came from Joanns/Michaels/Hobby Lobby/Target.
Then over to the little wooden shelf I think we inherited/stole from my in laws. I love having my freezer & pattern paper, & interfacing all together in that wire basket…so handy and organized. (pats self on back)
I may be growing out of my piping and bias tape storage…just sayin’.
Thread! I mostly use Coats and Clark, with some Guttermann thrown in there when they have the color I need. I also hang my measuring tape on this holder. Easy to grab!
Then over to the sewing table! I have a Brother SE-350 sewing machine-(affiliate link) have had it for 5 years and love it. (but still, saving my pennies for a Bernina all the same!) I have only used the embroidery attachment a whopping one time. Not a fan of machine embroidery I guess. It’s a tough machine and has done it’s job. I also love the start/stop button instead of a pedal.
This is my “ultimate” pincushion-love this thing. I don’t use the thread catcher anymore, but I love the pockets for my seam rippers, fabric pens and pencils, and corner turner. Above it I keep my most used sewing feet, tiny scissors, and the random tools you need close by. I also have a wrist pincushion which travels around the room with me when I want to gather and pin whilst catching up on shows. I throw my scraps and thread into the collapsible box above-I kinda want to make a cuter one that is sturdy…maybe someday.
In between the sewing machine and my mini ironing board are my fabric weights.
I like the flat ones made with large washers the best, but the small ones are great for holding down skinny pattern bits-like shoulders, etc. Behind that bowl, in a piece of pottery my little bro made, I store my rotary blade, scissors, pencil, hem gauge, pinking shears, and chopstick (for turning corners).
Alright! Over to this bright corner! You may have noticed the new curtains-I made them using this fabric.(looks like it’s out of stock but at least you can see the name) I love the bright colors. I also have my calendar where I keep track of guest posts, my posts, and giveaways. My wooden scissors and sewing sign hang right above.
Now you can see my new little shelf, too. Love that one! It brightens up my day!
And…more labeling in case you’re wondering. If not…moving on…
Or moving down, I should say. Under the desk I have the remnants of a great civilization….just kidding. The remnants of my scrapbooking career. And my paper cutter and small cutting mat.
Above the desk I hang up current projects to brighten up the wall! That yellow circle skirt was a PR&P muslin-will blog about that someday… I also made a quick oilcloth garland to go across this wall-using some oilcloth from Oilcloth Addicts, my oval die from Go Baby, and some twill tape.
I made this inspiration board lickety split-it was so fast. Just cut some pine boards, screwed them together, whitewashed it (white paint with water mixed together), then wrapped jewelry wire around it and stapled that on. I used this idea for my inspiration. I love keeping pretty pictures, helpful tip cards, and cute things the girls have made me up here.
Here’s the little nook that is right inside the door. You can see my foam board glitter art, and bulletin board in this corner, and my newest adoption-a child size mannequin that my pal Jessie grabbed for me when she saw a kids clothing store going out of business. It’s about the right size for both of the girls-since Sadie is such a skinny minnie.
Over a little bit, here’s my spot where I store some other stuff….look below for the deets.
I hang my FQ’s-then some 1/2 yard cuts, and stuff to refashion in the wire drawers. You can see I named my mannequin. She’s part of the family now, yo.
Ahhh shield your eyes! Messssy. Anyways…I keep a lot of stuff in here-party supplies, jewelry stuff, yarn, wool felt, adhesives, beads, craft stuff, leftover party table coverings, jars, present wrapping stuff, clothespins, spray paint, batting, poly fil, some large pieces of foam I keep for some reason….it’s so messy but seriously better than it used to be, so that’s sayin’ something.
Here’s a closer look at the top of the little shelves-I used more of the wallpaper to cover the top-it had some stains so it was the perfect solution. I sewed up a new Silhouette cover with some awesome (echino?) glasses fabric.
Ok…still more! Stick with me! Over in this corner is my newly repainted dresser, some organizing cubes (with more wallpaper-I HEART that stuff), washi tape in jars, some ribbon spools, and my serger table. Oh and the best collection ever.
My vintage toy sewing machine collection! I love these and they are so fun to collect…so unique. They are pricey, but I love them so much it’s worth it. You can see the other one in the pic above-it’s yellow and awesome and might still work…I’ll have to tinker with it someday.
My serger is a Brother 1034 D (affiliate link), and I love it. This table is NEVER this clean. That’s how much I love you guys. I picked up all the crap on this table and threw it in the hallway. That’s love.
I love organizing my PDF and homemade patterns in this magazine holders-found these the other week at the Target $1 spot…cute & budget friendly! I added some chalkboard label stickers I got at Michaels, and labeled them accordingly.