Thursday, December 29, 2011
For the New Year
Yeah, it's only 10 bins... and medium sized-ones at that. And I accidentally got the wrong size lid for two of them, so I'll be going back to Target to exchange them. Each bin is labeled with either a color or a material. I mean, I have lots and lots of flannel, fleece, and denim, so they get their own bins. Most of what I sew with otherwise is cotton or cotton/poly. I should also have one for knits (sigh) and one for lace and one for elastic. The latter two don't need to be as big, though. I already have a button box a scrap bin, and ribbon racks, so perhaps I should get a bias tape/piping bin, too. And maybe a small one for zippers. I am going to be able to find things when I need them this year! And since we're doing a bit of moving--I'll still be on Granny Lane, but we have a pest problem that requires moving a lot of our stuff out so it can be taken care of, I have to pack it all anyway. I might as well use the opportunity to make it so I can find things later!
I guess separating it into colors is a quilters' thing, but I do make quilts upon occasion, and I tend to dress the girls in bright colors, so it'll make locating the fabric I want a lot easier. I don't have a dedicated sewing room. The closet and my bedroom is as close as I get, and I do most of my actual sewing in the living room for the company.
Happy New Years', y'all. And here's to a better organized new year!