Friday, June 21, 2013

Corralling Escaping Fabric

The Where Bloggers Create Linky Party over at My Desert Cottage is coming up in about a month’s time.  That’s my cue to start straightening things up in the craft/sewing room so I can take some pictures to share my space.  If you’ve never visited this blog party let me just tell you it is a wonderful way to get some inspiration and creative ideas for your own creative space ~ no matter how big or small.

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I started in on a few updates shortly after last year’s party.  This was my fabric as of last year’s party.

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One of the things I did to get this pile neater was find a bin I already had and call it into use for my fabric.  Only thing was I have so much fabric I needed two bins!  Since I had the one for several years, I knew chances of Michael’s having the exact same one were slim to none.  They didn’t, but they had one that was close enough.

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Up until today, this was how it was looking.  Pretty sad, especially since I wanted to use up what I’ve got before bringing more into the house, but as a fabric addict that can be hard to do.  Plus, I’m a sucker for remnant bins and clearance sections! Unfortunately, I was losing track of what I had because I just put fabric on top of fabric.

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How much is too much fabric!  A clear out was in order. So I sat down on the floor in the sunroom and took all the fabrics out of the bins.

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I got to work going through it all.  There is a pile to donate {or go to my daughter}.  

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And a pile of “why was I keeping this?” to go in the garbage.

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I put the fabric back in the bins in a way so that I can see what I have at a glance now.  

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I think it is looking much better!

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Next it is onto the bookcases!  I’m amazed sometimes that I can even find anything.

14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

YOur fabric looks wonderful, what a creative idea to turn it sideways. Love that. Hugs, Marty

Okio B Designs said...

It must run in the family because I seem to be hoarding fabric too. And I'm not a huge sewing person like you and Mommy. I think I might join this party but I have A LOT of work to do organizing...

J

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the way you organized your fabric in those pretty containers!!...Looking forward to your bookcases! Have a great weekend!

missy said...

I've been taking some pictures of my spaces when I'm being creative..

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

This is a great idea! I can't even get into my closet to look for a particular fabric. This would help tremendously to corral them in such a way to know what I actually have. Wanna' come help?! ;)

Stitchfork said...

I like the phrase 'organized chaos' around here!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Doesn't it feel good to get yourself organized. That's a smart idea to store your fabric in the boxes so you can see it all at a glance.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I already signed up for the party!! I look forward to it every year. Meet a fellow fabric addict..I got rid of a big garbage bag full when I redid my room.

Carol

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You're off to a good start, Kathy. Organizing is an ongoing thing for me.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Kathy, Is there something like too much fabric, lol? The neutral colors part of my fabric stash is a mess right now but I'm also motivated by Karen's party to clean up very soon.
Your rabbit pillow and the apron are both so beautiful.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks great Kathy! I like how you've folded the fabric so you can see what you have in those bins. I need to do something like that too. It's hard for me to pass up fabric (and I don't even sew)!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, your organizing is wonderful placing those fabrics in the bins like that. Great idea. I have to do the same thing with mine. I also will be back for the WBC party even though my blog is on a hiatus for now. See you there in a couple weeks.
Have a great week.
Hugs

lynn said...

thanks for the reminder of the party, kathy! fabric is a nightmare for me--i just throw it all in a hamper! love how organized yours is:) have a great week!

Cynthia said...

What a great job your did Kathy and they look so pretty in those bins. Sorry I have been MIA, read my blog.

Cynthia

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