I'm glad you are all loving my before & after shots of the sewing room! What a disaster it was. The art supplies make the biggest mess. I have beads and ribbon and embroidery floss and decorative yarns and buttons and lace and ... you get the idea. The problem was, if I need yellow embellishments, then I end up taking out all my supplies. I got smart, and now all my yellow everything is in one clear box (with the exception of fabric). My red embellishments are together in a box, all blue in another box, etc... I do the same with fabric in bins. I've folded the big pieces and bagged the scraps.
|embellishments by color in boxes, fabric by color in bins. easy.|
My embellishments are divided into the following colors:
Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Black, White, Brown.
Yes, brown is a color in my world. This system works really great for me. For instance, if I'm doing snow in a scene, I'll take out the white box and from there I just look for the right texture or sheen. Maybe beads, maybe angelina fibres, maybe dryer sheets.
I also found these two fabulous ideas for my thread. #1 - big 12x12 clear flat stackable scrapbooking boxes for $6 from Michael's on sale:
|I have four stackable boxes, and the lids lock shut. love it.|
Fabulous idea #2 - Marathon Incredible Tape. I got it at Creative House Sewing & Embroidery Centre. It's like window decal static-plastic on a roll. That's the best I can describe it. It's not sticky tape at all. So now I'm wrapping my 197 spools of thread so they can lie in the boxes and not unravel. Those rayons & metalic threads are the biggest culprits! Now, I've got it all under control. It's mobile too. Awesome.
And what about you? Do you have any Spring Cleaning stories to share? I would love to hear them! ; )
please share! Links welcome.