Instead of having a basement full of fabrics, including a roll of quilt batting that used to hang from the ceiling, I now have a small space in which to create and to store my supplies.
|I made this pumpkin runner to celebrate Autumn|
One solution to this was using a jewelry holding bag I found at Hancock Fabrics. I have something similar for the jewelry that I don't seem to wear but that one has zippers. This hanging organizer has all open pockets and as you can see it's perfect for storing all those little items such as rotary blades, thread, buttons, etc. I just hang it on one of the overhead cabinets and everything is in clear view and at my fingertips. It is hung in the closet with my few hanging clothes since it's basically flat.
This has made me much more focused in my approach. I no longer hoard fabric. Well, not as much anyway. There's always that one bolt that just begs to have one yard to pet and adore. But for the most part now I plan a project, get the materials if I don't already have them, and set to it in earnest.
|The sewing is done at the table where we eat and use the computers.|
The cutting board and pressing area pretty much take up the counter top. This requires the dishes to be done so the sink has its covers on it. The stove top is unusable during the process as well, only a problem if you want to cook something...I could live without that.
The projects tend to be smaller in scale as well and something that is usable.
Not a lot of space for pretty things to put on the wall here.
But the cats always need little quilts, and there are covers for the tablet, place mats, casserole carriers, toaster covers, pillowcases...that kind of thing.
One of my favorite things are these little foldable bags. I had sent some out as gifts and I loved the photo Miss Edna took of it, so will use her image here to demonstrate this bag.
It just goes to prove that where there's a will there's a way.
And it's a good thing I have this hobby to fall back on since today I will drop off my beloved laptop at the PC Doc and I'm not sure how long I might be without it. So, if I disappear again for a while...that's what happened.
Long Live the Queen of Sweat Shops