Friday, January 31, 2014

My Turn - She Who Sews

 
When this hop was announced I started looking at my sewing space with a new eye.   I have a problem with organization.  I go from project to project without taking the time to put things away. I just push to the left until things fall off the table. 
 
 
The problem with that plan of action is that my small tools get caught in the push and disappear for long periods of time.

 
This is my solution to the problem, a set of pockets for all of the smallish things including my remote control and while i was at it I added a built in Pin Cushion.  I always have pins in this spot always falling on the floor.

 
So how do you keep the pockets and pin cushion off the floor,  oh you attach them to a much longer piece of these very cool fabrics and end up with a machine cover to boot.

 
Next up, i have this great antique bottle holder
 
 
 
that I stick pens and stuff in to keep them handy
  
 
I thought it could use a box bottom
 

 
and maybe some new color coordinated cups

 
 
 
I also thought that a flatish dish would hold some more of my often used clutter
 
 
 
 
All of these projects were made off the top of my head based on patterns I had made in the past.

 
I was rather pleased with myself since so far they all came out just as I imagined.
 
 
Then there was the basket of odd size . Don't actually know where I had my calculator when I was planning this one.

 
It was supposed to be square.

 
Oh well it's still able to hold the needles and pins as advertised.
 
If I actually use all of the pieces, sewing will be a breeze, only time will tell.
 
Speaking of time, it is time to thank Madame Samm and Cheerleader Carla for all of the time and effort they have put into this wonderful hop.  Thanks also to all of the participants in both parts of this event.  Following are the others who are participating today.
 
 January 31
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

71 comments:

  1. Nicely done with your organization tools!! Love the antique holder and now all fancied up.

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  2. All sew very useful and very pretty, too. I am really enjoying this look into everyone's organized sewing space. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  3. What clever ways to store your supplies! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Cute and practical...my kind of project. Love it
    Gmama Jane

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  5. Great organizational projects. Your built in sewing cover and pockets is quite clever.

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  6. So much ingenious designs on this blog...it must be the fabric bringing it out in everyone. I love the projects you did... wow, I will be sewing until June just to get mine done. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  7. You were very creative, waouh, that would be an idea to give all my baskets a cosmetik brush-up with these fabrics! Thanks for sharing :-))

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  8. Love all these projects but especially the first one. I thought long and hard about making something similar but I'm just short enough and my chair is just high enough that I was afraid everything would be sitting in my lap. :) I love yours and now I'm wishing I'd made one too - I may have to go back and do that! blessings, marlene

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  9. All great projects. You really made some useful things that were also very pretty. Nice job!

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  10. Sometimes it takes me awhile to live with a situation, as you did, before an idea is sparked as to how to better organize your space. I have found this to be the case many times and have made personalized solutions to the problem. My sister and I go on a shop hop once a year and after this past one she expressed a frustration of not having a place for a tissue box in the design of her car. I made her a special one that sits between the console and the center divider in between the front seats of her Prius. I attached it to the carpet with the tacky side of a strip of velcro on the bottom. She was so happy with it that she asked me how I made it and she made one for a friend. Thanks for sharing your ideas and projects.

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  11. You've made a very pretty group of very useful projects, well done!

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  12. Some really cool ideas here, great job on all of your projects.

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  13. Your pocket, pin cushion, cover combo was super creative ! I LOVE what you did with the old bottle holder !

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  14. now really how great are all your projects….everything at the pulse of your stitching hands….

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  15. Wonderful ideas Selina! I especially like that antique bottle holder all nicely finished.

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  16. Love all of your projects and ideas! Your sewing area is really lookin' good! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Great way to use the fabrics. Love all your new containers.

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  18. The antique bottle holder has just won my heart. I love how you incorporated the fabric with it. You are going to be sew organized with all these projects you created with She Who Sews fabric.
    Thanks for hopping. Great post!

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  19. You've certainly been busy and everything is just beautiful! Great projects!!!

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  20. What great projects! I love your organizer/sewing machine cover! The wire basket cover and the boxes are great too. Your sewing room will be very organized! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Oh my goodness, I love your wrap over tool holder/machine cover!! I may just have to borrow that idea. The cup basket cover looks adorable! Great job on all your projects!!

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  22. That machine cover/organizer is a clever idea! Love that!

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  23. Cute projects! Love the organization factor especially while I am digging through the trash to find the object that I just knocked off my sewing table into it.

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  24. My sewing area could sure use some of these ideas! Nice work! :)

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  25. Really love your sewing machine mat - especially the paper-doll print for your pincushion! So convenient, so organized. Sweet!

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  26. I have the same problem with clutter around my machine and things falling on the floor. Your idea for an organizer, complete with pin cushion, is a real problem solver and so pretty. Nice job. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  27. I do a lot of pushing aside, too, so this is a great way to keep things off the floor...love it! The box around your antique holder is adorable and makes it much more practical. A lovely job of using that fabric, including the little bit wonky square one! :O)

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  28. Amazing. It has transformed your sewing space. I love all all!

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  29. Look at you and your organized self! It's great to see someone take this step, it's the kind of thing I would need to do. I think your sewing machine cover/pockets is a great idea, I hope it works out for you!
    ~Brandy

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  30. All of your projects are so cute and sooo useful. I think all of us can use more storage in our sewing rooms for the things we use the most. I love the basket with the matching cups. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  31. Wonderful projects to keep you organized Selina ! Thanks for sharing your talents .

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  32. Oh, what fun fabrics for all your organizing projects. Makes me want to go fabric shopping **no, no, too much fabric already!**. I have all those organizing things and more and I still make a mess! Love what you said about keep pushing things off the table to make space for new things...hahaha

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  33. Great organizational projects! I love the little basket cover the best :)

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  34. I really like your projects! especially the bottle holder cover. Looks great. Thanks for sharing!
    xo jan

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  35. I love the way you used these fabrics. I need to order me some of that fabric and decorate my room like this. Thanks for sharing

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  36. What clever projects for your sewing room! I love the way your organizer doubles as a machine cover. Great work!

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  37. Love the antique bottle holder cover. Just the perfect look.

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  38. I love all of these pretty projects to organize your sewing room! The bottle holder is great.

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  39. Very cute projects! I especially like the sewing machine pad with pockets and pin cushion. I thought it was so smart to have it ford over your machine!

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  40. The machine pad with pockets and pin cushion are just the thing for me. I am glad you put such great photos with it. You have given me some wonderful ideas. I wish I could be as organized as you.

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  41. Hi there! All of your sewing room additions look so good, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pocket/pin cushion/machine cover! I am totally going to copy you on that. Thanks for the great idea :)

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  42. WOW, you sure organized your room. I love the idea of all the pockets/pin cushion cover you made for your machine. That was clever. Thank you for sharing them all.

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  43. Great idea.Love everything!!

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  44. Nice projects! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  45. What a great way to get organized and keep things off the floor. I love how you dressed up your antique bottle holder.

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  46. What a great variety of projects! I love them and think that you are very clever. Thanks for sharing.

    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  47. I love your container covers! I make mug organizers and fill them with tools. One for every table! Glad I'm not the only one!

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  48. ...I am just like you, rushing into the next project without putting stuff away first and then... not being able to find things. *tsk tsk*

    Love all your decluttering organizers... ya done great!


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  49. Wow - you made loads! They're all great.

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  50. Beautiful projects! Isn't this a fun line to create with?!

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  51. Necessity is the mother of invention and your projects are practical and perfectly fabulous! I adore "She Who Sews" fabric. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  52. Your projects are so clever! Love them all!

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  53. You must have been talking about what takes place in my sewing room. It's the same thing. Maybe I should make some of those things to keep me organized too. I always have good intentions. :) The projects are great!

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  54. You're super organized now; finding those tools will be a snap. I like how the machine cover won't be lost in the shuffle cuz it's right there - attached! The fabric you choose for the antique basket was perfect; it enhances the basket perfectly.

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  55. All of you ladies are so amazing coming up with these wonderful ideas for this fun fabric and fancying up your sewing room. Your projects are very unique.

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  56. Love all your projects, they are wonderful!

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  57. Your projects are so great - love the antique basket cover and the mat with pockets of course! Fantastic!

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  58. What fun projects…love the little box bottom you made for your cute antique bottle holder!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  59. So many wonderful and fun projects you have made. My favorite is the mat with all the handy pockets.

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  60. Wow love everything you have made, the pocket holder with machine cover is genius! Must admit I identified with your first paragraph, "just move everything to one side",
    Judy

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  61. Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Wow! What an amazing adventure to organize your space. I'm sure it'll give you lots of inspiration as you create.

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  63. Sew...are you available as a Professional Organizer??? HELP!!!!

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  64. Hi - Very cool organizer with the built in pin cushion. Also the basket cover, cute. And I was glad to see your use of the Needles & Pins patch, one of my personal favorites from my She Who Sews collection. Love that vintage image. Thanks for sharing. J. Wecker Frisch

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  65. Your sewing table sounds just like mine, I hope everything helps keep you clutter free.

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  66. Lovely! I especially love the transformation on your bottle holder! Beth @ Words & Stiches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  67. And now your space will stay nice and tidy with all your lovely accessories to help keep you organized.

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  68. great use of the fabric to get organized. great way to dress up your sewing space too.

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