Monday, February 20, 2012

Organizing my creative space

I have picked up a lot of creative ambitions over the years. I tend to forget about one thing when I pick up another. I want to have greater access to all that "stuff" and clear out what I know I won't use. So today I went at it. My intention was to focus on the non-fabric crafts, but as it turns out, my fabric needed some organizing too and that was where I spent most of today.

Here is the final result. I bought the shelf this morning.

I have sewing items in the left bin and other art stuff in the right.
This is all fabric I have bought (with one exception) since I started quilting to make something. Some pieces are what is left and others haven't been touched. (I'm glad I've refrained from buying fabric on the whim this last year. I was shocked at how much I have that I haven't used!)

This is my almost finished pile. I have two quilts that just need quilted, one quilt top and then everything I need to make a quilt top. Also a pillow case. 
This is the type of thing most of my fabric was in. Plastic drawers or plastic bins. This contains scraps of batting and fabric that was gifted to me. Mostly large pieces of fabric I would never buy. 

Which reminds me. The pretty box with a lid in the first picture is also full of gifted fabric - the smaller cuts. And I have a box (not shown) of Christmas fabric, some I bought, some gifted. I feel so organized!
Well, I will really feel accomplished when I go through the other plastic boxes you can't see on the closet shelf. Paining, etc and one of yarn. I think I also have an under the bed box of craft stuff... maybe.