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.
selina quilts (me)
Nicely done with your organization tools!! Love the antique holder and now all fancied up.ReplyDelete
All sew very useful and very pretty, too. I am really enjoying this look into everyone's organized sewing space. Thanks for sharing ... :) PatReplyDelete
What clever ways to store your supplies! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Cute and practical...my kind of project. Love itReplyDelete
Great organizational projects. Your built in sewing cover and pockets is quite clever.ReplyDelete
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 comReplyDelete
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 :-))ReplyDelete
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, marleneReplyDelete
All great projects. You really made some useful things that were also very pretty. Nice job!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
You've made a very pretty group of very useful projects, well done!ReplyDelete
Some really cool ideas here, great job on all of your projects.ReplyDelete
Your pocket, pin cushion, cover combo was super creative ! I LOVE what you did with the old bottle holder !ReplyDelete
now really how great are all your projects….everything at the pulse of your stitching hands….ReplyDelete
Wonderful ideas Selina! I especially like that antique bottle holder all nicely finished.ReplyDelete
Wonderful- just love everything!ReplyDelete
Love all of your projects and ideas! Your sewing area is really lookin' good! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Great way to use the fabrics. Love all your new containers.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hopping. Great post!
You've certainly been busy and everything is just beautiful! Great projects!!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
That machine cover/organizer is a clever idea! Love that!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
My sewing area could sure use some of these ideas! Nice work! :)ReplyDelete
Really love your sewing machine mat - especially the paper-doll print for your pincushion! So convenient, so organized. Sweet!ReplyDelete
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 comReplyDelete
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)ReplyDelete
These projects are all wonderful!ReplyDelete
Amazing. It has transformed your sewing space. I love all all!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wonderful projects to keep you organized Selina ! Thanks for sharing your talents .ReplyDelete
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...hahahaReplyDelete
Great organizational projects! I love the little basket cover the best :)ReplyDelete
I really like your projects! especially the bottle holder cover. Looks great. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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 sharingReplyDelete
What clever projects for your sewing room! I love the way your organizer doubles as a machine cover. Great work!ReplyDelete
Love the antique bottle holder cover. Just the perfect look.ReplyDelete
I love all of these pretty projects to organize your sewing room! The bottle holder is great.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
Perfect! I love everything!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great idea.Love everything!!ReplyDelete
Nice projects! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot comReplyDelete
What a great way to get organized and keep things off the floor. I love how you dressed up your antique bottle holder.ReplyDelete
What a great variety of projects! I love them and think that you are very clever. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
...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*ReplyDelete
Love all your decluttering organizers... ya done great!
Wow - you made loads! They're all great.ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects! Isn't this a fun line to create with?!ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
Your projects are so clever! Love them all!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Love all your projects, they are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Your projects are so great - love the antique basket cover and the mat with pockets of course! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
What fun projects…love the little box bottom you made for your cute antique bottle holder!! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
So many wonderful and fun projects you have made. My favorite is the mat with all the handy pockets.ReplyDelete
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",ReplyDelete
Great projects! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow! What an amazing adventure to organize your space. I'm sure it'll give you lots of inspiration as you create.ReplyDelete
Sew...are you available as a Professional Organizer??? HELP!!!!ReplyDelete
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 FrischReplyDelete
Your sewing table sounds just like mine, I hope everything helps keep you clutter free.ReplyDelete
Lovely! I especially love the transformation on your bottle holder! Beth @ Words & Stiches, firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
And now your space will stay nice and tidy with all your lovely accessories to help keep you organized.ReplyDelete
great use of the fabric to get organized. great way to dress up your sewing space too.ReplyDelete