I just finished up a near disastrous dig through my fabric stash and realized that organization needs to be pushed up on my “To-Do” list. The stash sits on an open 5-shelf rack at the back of the little walk-in closet of our spare bedroom. All around it I have projects, alterations and items for sale hung or stacked to keep them out of the way and out of sight. Lately it seems that I have been simply sticking an arm through the door, grabbing what I need, pulling it out quickly and then backing away as fast as possible. I’m always frightened by the impending avalanche!
But, today was different. After searching three different times for a wee bit of fabric, the perfect amount to finish up several Christmas gifts, and coming up empty handed I realized enough is enough. I cannot fathom digging in the mess again! And, Operation: Get Organized has begun. The real hands on clean up may take some time considering my current backlog of handmade Christmas “To-Do’s”, but I am sooo ready for this nightmare to be over.
I have my pin cushion caddie and it has been great at keeping what I use regularly right in arm’s reach. But until I can get in there and really clean up, I wanted to share another organizing tool I came across online recently. It is absolutely brilliant! It’s a fabric swatch organizer by Mena at Sew Weekly.
(This beautiful photo is directly from Mena’s site, Sew Weekly.)
She posted this as a free PDF download, so go over there and get yours!