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5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make Them

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I love felt.  It’s one of my favorite things to craft with.  You can use it for almost anything and it’s so cheap to buy!  Craft felt sheets run anywhere from $0.25 to $1.00 per sheet in most stores, so I make it a habit to stock up on felt when I’m out shopping!

Since spring is right around the corner, I’ve gathered up five springy felt projects to share with you, as well as information on how to get everything you need to make them.  So grab your felt and some embroidery thread and let’s get to work!

Felt Baby Booties 254x300 5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make ThemFelt Baby Booties:  These little felt booties are just the cutest thing!  You can make them for boys or girls and decorate them to your heart’s content!  This package of Pastel Colored Felt would be great for this, since you’ll be well stocked with lots of light pinks, blues, greens, and yellows.  You’ll also need some fun embroidery thread to decorate your booties.  This embroidery floss pack contains all the best colors for your decorating needs.

 

Felt Covered Wire Hangers:  Keep your closet organized and pretty with these cute felt hangers!  Felt covered wire hangers 5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make ThemYou can even add a cute little felt flower for a sweet touch!  These hangers are very easy to make and also make great housewarming or Mother’s Day gifts.  The hand stitched felt technique used in this project also adds a nice touch to these hangers.  Even Joan Crawford would be proud!

 

carnation fun button 5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make ThemCarnation Felt Button:  Speaking of felt flowers, did you know you can make felt flowers in minutes?  These adorable carnations are great for Mother’s Day or birthday packages.  I made a beautiful bouquet of these flowers using this Classic Felt Colors Package.  I even had enough felt to make a bouquet for my sister!  You will need some glue for these flowers, and I recommend this Felt Glue.  It’s easy to use and bonds quickly…so you can make lots of flowers in no time!

 

Felt Bracelets and Bangles:  The coming of spring means sleeves are getting shorter…time to show off that wrist Felt Bracelets Gone Wild 246x300 5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make Themflair!  These funky and fun bangles are a great way to jazz up some old bracelets you have lying around.  Feel free to add all the fabric embellishments you want, though I prefer various buttons!  You could also use the embroidery floss pack to add some stitching decoration to your felt bangles.

 

Bunny Peep Bunting 150x150 5 Felt Projects and the Materials to Make ThemBunny Peeps Bunting:  Who doesn’t love those little marshmallow Peeps?  Now you can enjoy them without feeling guilty about calories!  This super cute Peeps banner is a great and easy felt project.  You’ll need a good portion of felt to make this, so felt by the yard might not be a bad idea.  This is a great project for those who are new to bunting…and it’s by far one of the cutest banners I’ve ever seen!

 

In terms of bang for your buck, felt is about as good as it gets.  There are tons of projects you can do with felt, and often all you need is a pair of scissors and a little imagination!

 

What’s your favorite thing to do with felt?  What’s the best felt project you’ve made so far?

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5 Ways to Picture Perfect Organization

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, would it be safe to assume that a thousand pictures are worth one word?  In my case, a thousand pictures (we’re talking photographs here) mean one thing:  organization.  Whether you’re a die-hard fan of 4×6 photo storage boxes or have decided to embrace digital photo storage, we have some helpful tips for you as you go though boxes (or files!) of photographs and get your life organized in 2012!

 

Album Storage:

daisy album 5 Ways to Picture Perfect OrganizationPerhaps the most common way to store photos is in a photo book album.  This allows for easy assembly, organization, and storage.  When stored in this way, photos can be arranged by event, date, or whatever system is convenient for you.  If you’re wondering how to make a photo album work for you, try going through your photos and really evaluate which ones are worth keeping.  I mean, how many pictures of the same flower do I need, right?  After you’ve narrowed it down to the winning images, lay them out in piles…each pile consisting of one event or time frame.  This will make it much easier to determine what order to place your photos in as you lay them in the book.404623 main 300x286 5 Ways to Picture Perfect Organization

There are also several varies of plastic photo page protectors to help you better organize your photos.  They come in various sizes and orientations to help you organize horizontal and vertical photos on the same page.  They also come in sizes to fit standard-sized and larger albums.  I use these all the time in my 12×12 scrapbooks to preserve photos I don’t want to cut and paste onto a page.

It might be less overwhelming to break up your albums by year and add your photos as the year progresses.  That way you can simply add your pictures to the back of the album and not have to worry about remembering everything later!

 

Loose Photos:

Birds Nest Memory Box 300x257 5 Ways to Picture Perfect OrganizationHere’s my problem.  I’m knee deep in loose photos…random pictures from here and there that have lazily been thrown in various photo storage containers.  If this sounds familiar, photo storage boxes are the way to go.  Invest in a brown photo storage box for every block of photos you want to store away.  You can decoupage the boxes to give you a better idea of what’s inside…or just make them more decorative if you’re storing your photos out in the open.

 

CD Storage:

funky cd player 5 Ways to Picture Perfect OrganizationOf course, the days of printed photographs seem to be nearing an end.  With digital cameras and cell phones, taking pictures and storing them digitally seems to be cost effective and space saving.  Photo sharing and storage is made easy when images are placed on CD’s.  An average CD can hold more than 400 photos, and all those photos can easily be stored in separate folders, making it easy to go back and find something you’re looking for later on.

If your clutter is more digital and you want to clean up your hard drive, photo CD storage binders are the way to go.  You can even print out CD covers that you can custom decorate to tell you what is on each CD.  Jump start the organization process by keeping these helpful digital photo tips in mind as you take and begin to store your digital photos.

 

Digital Scrapbooks:

427431 main 150x150 5 Ways to Picture Perfect OrganizationScrapbookers, don’t fear!  Just because you go digital doesn’t mean your hobby is dead.  Digital scrapbooking is a craze that’s growing rapidly, and with tons of digital scrapbooking prints available at the click of a mouse, scrapbooking has never been easier (or more organized!).  All of your embellishments, paper, photos, and quotes are available in a digital format…so creating a digital scrapbook can be a fun end-of-year project that doesn’t take up space on the kitchen table!

 

Creative Photo Storage:

366230 main 296x300 5 Ways to Picture Perfect OrganizationFor those lucky few who don’t have many printed images to sort through, displaying and organizing your images in a more creative way can not only be fun, but decorative!  So scrapbooks really aren’t your thing…why not try making a shadow box?  Shadow boxes are great for vacations, events, and even memorials for a loved one.  Store everything from photos of mom at the beach to the shell dad found in his shoe, all in one frame!

But for me, when it comes to creative photo storage, nothing works like a little Mod Podge and an unfinished wood box.  I’ve even decoupaged photos on an old dresser and a coffee table!  It makes for unique home decor and is a great conversation starter!

 

So whether you’re more of a storage box person or a CD filing person, photo organization doesn’t have to be daunting.  Get ready for a cleaner and clutter free 2012!

 

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So Many Supplies, So Little Space!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

As crafters, many of us also tend to be hoarders… at least when it comes to supplies.  If you’re anything like me, you probably have skein upon skein of yarn in your craft closet, sheets of fabric strewn every which way in your living room, and piles of scrapbook paper covering your coffee table.  It’s just way too hard to resist sales at the craft store, and I always end up turning my living space into my own personal craft shop!  I always thought this was great… I’d never have to run to the craft store for supplies since I was always stocked to the brim… but recently my craft stash got so out of control that I feel like I should be on an episode of the TV show “Hoarders”!

So what’s a crafty girl to do?  If your goal in 2012 is to organize your supply stash, whether it’s yarn and hooks, fabric, paper and stamps, or anything else crafty, we’ve gathered some inspiration for you and also have recommendations on ways to stash your stuff so that they’re always handy, but out of your way.

First, take a look at these oh-so-organized craft rooms and let that serve as inspiration for you as we head into 2012.  These ladies sure do have their supplies in order!

cabinet wall So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Supplies neatly tucked away by the ladies at Papertrey Ink

sewing+room+4 11+001 So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Some great organization tips from Karen at Sew Many Ways

4501474758 51a878a726 So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Clever yarn cubby idea from the do stuff! blog

2773679811 d8c1d5e2a6 So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Another genius idea for keeping yarn organized, from Laughing Purple Goldfish Designs

Now, how can YOU get as organized as these lovely ladies?  Here are some of our favorite space-savers, organizers and other handy storage solutions:

074858 main So Many Supplies, So Little Space! Ammee’s Babies TotoOrganizer Zip Pocket Hook Organizer

386913 main So Many Supplies, So Little Space!ScrapOnizer Toolbox Organizing System

242368 main So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Scrapfolio Expandable Storage Case

471582 main So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Tutto Craft On Wheels Large Case

120321 main So Many Supplies, So Little Space!Prestige Veritcal Marker Case

 

So, are you going to try and get organized in 2012?

What do you find most challenging about storing craft supplies?

 

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13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft Room

Monday, October 10th, 2011

In the crafting world, OCD is more likely to refer to “obsessive crafting disorder” than “obsessive compulsive disorder.” The more I talk to other crafters about their craft rooms and organization systems, the more apparent it becomes that we are not an orderly bunch. No quilter I know can keep her fabric sorted by color or yardage, and no knitter can find a place to stash her multiplying mountain of yarn. Every crafter could use some additional storage or a few helpful tools to make her crafting space a little easier to use, so today I put together a list of 13 products to help you organize your craft room. Some of them are storage containers or organizers, and others are tools that will make crafting easier and more convenient.

 

Storage Bins and Boxes

 

085913 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomArtBin Store-In-Drawer Cabinet: This drawer unit is perfect for storing small items like spools of thread, pins, stickers, markers, buttons, and other notions. Stack several of them to make a tower or mount it to the wall for easy access.

 

086955 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomArtBin Double Deep Super Satchel: There’s nothing better than storage that travels well. This versatile organizer has hard sides to make it stackable, but also features secure latches and a handle to make it portable. The container includes customizable dividers so you can easily organize the contents depending on what you need to tote or store. This organizer is ideal for crafting retreats, classes, or guild meetings.

 

088216 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomJanetBasket Chocolate Swirl Large Aluminum Frame Basket: This basket is pretty enough to keep outside the closet, but easily collapses to hide away if you aren’t using it. Sturdy aluminum handles and a zipper pouch make this canvas basket ideal for traveling.

 

087411 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomBasket Liner: Any crafty decorator knows that wicker baskets make stylish organizers, but wicker can be problematic for many crafting supplies. Loose splinters of wood can snag fabrics and yarns, while smaller crafting supplies can fall through the gaps in the weave. Convert existing wicker baskets to convenient storage containers using a pretty basket liner. This simple fabric liner has an elastic top with a drawstring so it can easily adapt to baskets that are slightly larger or smaller.

 

Cases and Cozies

 

Rotary Cutter C084563 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft Roomase: Although most rotary cutters come with retractable blades for safety, it’s still a smart idea to keep rotary cutters protected. Tuck your rotary cutter into this simple case so that you don’t accidentally cut anything with the bare blade. Keep extra blades in the attached plastic box.

 

074803 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomMesh Roll-Up Crochet Hook Case: Keep track of crochet hooks with a convenient roll-up case. Eight pockets help to organize crochet hooks by size, and one larger pocket fits scissors and other tools. A simple tie keeps the roll together when you aren’t using it.

 

Helpful Tools to Keep On Hand

 

084238 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomClip-On All-Purpose Light: Use this handy clip-on lamp if you don’t have adequate lighting in your crafting space. The bendable neck concentrates light on your project and the clip keeps the lamp in place while you work.

 

 

 

071919 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomVisual  Mate Magnifier Lamp: This tool goes one step further than the regular magnifying glass or lamp by combining the two in one handy device. Because this magnifying lamp plugs into a wall outlet, you never need to worry about the batteries running out. Keep it next to your craft table for whenever you need a close-up look.

 

085888 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomLite Tools Combo Pack: These battery-operated light tools are ideal for traveling. If you find that you need extra lighting for precise tasks like ripping seams or threading needles, keep a set of these tools on your craft table and toss another set into your bag when you craft outside your home. The set includes a separate needle threader, seam ripper, and snag fixer.

 

 

072967 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomMagniView Magnifier: Even the simplest craft projects can required work with small details that are hard to see. Always have a magnifying glass handy to ease the frustration of detailed work.

 

086852 main 13 Products to Help You Organize Your Craft RoomAdhesive Lint Roller: A lint roller is the key to keeping your craft room clean and neat. You can use a lint roller to remove loose threads and lint from a finished sewing project or from fabrics that have been in storage. A lint roller can also be used to quickly clean small threads or scraps of paper from your craft table and chair.

 

 

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Store Your Supplies in Style

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

088069 main 300x300 Store Your Supplies in StyleIt’s honesty time, people. I’m a little bit ridiculous when it comes to organization and storage. By that I mean that I love to keep my space neat and tidy. I love home organization stores almost as much as I love clothing stores (I have the receipts to prove it).

There are so many ways to keep your supplies organized without sacrificing style. The best example of this is the Art Bin Solutions Mega Tote. If you’re the type of person that likes to travel with their craft supplies than this tote is a must have. Plus, it comes in fun, vibrant colors (my personal favorite is purple) that make it stand out from other boring bags.

Carrying around a ton of supplies can have harmful effects on your back and can also hurt your posture. What’s nice about this bag is that there are a variety of straps and handles so you won’t strain anything. The shoulder strap is adjustable, so if you need it to be loose, you’re set. Conversely, if it keeps falling off of shoulder, just tighten up the straps and you’re good to go.

OK, so we’ve talked about how this tote is great on the outside, but it’s the storage on the inside that makes this bag truly special. Simply unzip the sides of the tote for 6 matching storage boxes. The inside is lined with durable nylon fabric, so you can easily clean up spills. You can keep the boxes in if you have a variety of materials you need to keep separated or you can take them out and carry about bigger items.

So, as I said before, I love organization. Thinking about this product and the organizational opportunities it provides has led me to ponder organizational tips all crafters should know. So, without further ado, here are my top tips.

Organizational Tips for Crafters:

  1. Use plastic bins and shelf dividers to keep your supplies separated.
  2. Think vertically – use hooks and shelves to display tools.
  3. Label everything!
  4. Use transparent containers (recycle baby food jars, pickle jars, etc.) to store small embellishments.

 

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Looking for a New Craft? Try Needle Tatting!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this, seeing as I work in the crafting industry and all, but I had never heard of tatting until quite recently.  Not even so much as a casual mention among my crafting friends.  Which is why I thought it was strange when tatting came up the other day and I thought to myself, “What in the world is that?!”

I’ve always been one to act on my curiosity, so I decided to do some digging and find out what this tatting thing was all about.  After a little bit of surfing the net, I found out that tatting is a technique for handcrafting a kind of lace that’s really durable.  Basically it’s constructing lace by creating a series of knots and loops, and it’s often used for edging, collars and even doilies.

I also found out that, even though it’s new to me, tatting has been around for a very long time.  Like 19th century long time.  Way back when, it seems that tatting was developed as a way to imitate point lace.  I found it interesting that the way tatting is translated in most European languages is that it’s derived from the French word frivolité, which means just what it sounds like… a purely decorative design that’s particularly frilly and girly.

Okay, enough with the history lesson.  Let’s get to the good stuff already!  While digging into the wonderful world of tatting, I stumbled 221674 main Looking for a New Craft? Try Needle Tatting! across this awesome book called Learn Needle Tatting Step-By-Step by Barbara Foster.  It’s actually more than just a book, it’s a kit that includes a size 5-0 needle and a needle threader. This is a great book for anyone new to tatting like me, especially since it includes 85 color photos that really illustrate what this technique is all about.  Because as any crafter knows, having a visual reference makes everything SO much easier!

This book is all about needle tatting, which is a particular kind of tatting.  But as I quickly learned, there’s so much more to tatting than just needle tatting.  You can also tat with a shuttle, which is a little pointed oval tool that holds wound thread and helps guide it through loops so that it’s easier to make your lace.  Tatting with a shuttle is the earliest known form of tatting, and the shuttles used to look like this:

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Needle tatting uses needles like this:

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and produces a similar result to shuttle tatting, although the results are slightly thicker and looser.

Whichever kind of tatting you choose to tackle, the end result is stunningly delicate and will make all of your friends say, “Wow, how did you DO that?!”

If you want to get started tatting, the Learn Needle Tatting Step-By-Step book is a great place to start.  Once you get the hang of the Shining Crochet Stars Looking for a New Craft? Try Needle Tatting! technique, you can move on to pretty project like this Twinkle Star.  Imagine how lovely these would look as ornaments hanging from your Christmas tree, or as little embellishments on your holiday cards!

Have you ever tried tatting before?  What did you think of it?

 

 

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Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet Products

Friday, August 12th, 2011

My life can get a little stressful. I am always trying to balance work and a social life, keep my apartment clean, my fridge stocked and my family happy. I need a break sometimes, and the perfect escape for me is crochet. I’ve found that the simple, repetitive motions are a great way to help me sort out my thoughts. I also love the feeling of creating something completely unique.

In short, the last thing I need is crochet stress. That’s why I’ve complied this list of tips that I’ve found most helpful to me. If you’re a crocheter, you know that certain tips and tricks can make a world of difference when you’re following along with a difficult pattern or testing out a new stitch.

Julia’s Top Crochet Tips:

 

074030 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet ProductsIf your work is too tight, try a larger crochet hook.  If your work is too loose, try a smaller crochet hook. This year, I want to invest in more crochet hooks. I have one that I generally use all the time (I generally only use Worsted weight yearn for my projects), but I really love the look of all kinds of crochet projects. I also have a problem maintaining the proper tension in my work. The fix for all of my problems? The Getaway Takumi Crochet Hooks Gift Set. This set of hooks is compact and easy to store. I like that you can roll up the carrier and stick it in your bag. You’ll never be caught without a crochet hook!

 

 

 

074029 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet ProductsExperimenting with hooks before starting a project.  Not all crochet hooks are created equal. You might find that certain kinds of yarn are tough to categorize and you may need to adjust your suggested hook size. Don’t get caught out in the cold! Instead, grab your Crochet Hook Gift Set and get to work. These nine hooks are incredibly versatile and effective. I also love the canvas carrier.

 

 

 

 

074803 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet Products 074024 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet ProductsStay organized – it really makes a difference! I love to keep my crochet hooks organized (and everything else for that matter). I find that having all of my hooks in one place helps me maintain a clear mind. Plus, there’s nothing worse than searching for something among a sea of clutter. Right now, my favorite organizers are the Mesh Crochet Hook Roll Up Case and the Getaway Soft Touch Crochet Hook Case. Both of these cases come in pretty colors and have plenty of pockets for easy access.

 

472089 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet Products 293849 main 150x150 Make Your Life Easier with These Crochet ProductsTry something new and expand your horizons. My site focuses on afghan patterns, so I tend to post a lot of those kinds of tutorials. But in my “non-work life,” I love all kinds of crochet patterns! These are my current favorite crochet books – Crochet Bouquet Fabulous Flowers and Crochet With Beads. I love feminine patterns and girly projects, so these books are my go-to resource!

 

 

We want to know: What are your favorite crochet tips?

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Assemble Your Thimbles

Friday, July 29th, 2011

hand polished walnut deluxe thimble showcase1 Assemble Your Thimbles

I have to admit that, when it comes to sewing, I am definitely still a newbie.  But after running into an old friend, who also happens to be a much more experienced sewer, I got to talking about my sewing endeavors.  Eventually I began to tell her about a little problem I had been experiencing lately.  When I have been sewing for a long period of time, the finger that I use to push the needle has been getting a little abused.

Immediately after hearing this she had a good laugh and then told me that the simple solution was to get myself a few thimbles.  Now, as a new sewer, I had never used or owned a thimble before.  But when I got home that night I began to do a little research.  Thimbles, while having been used for hundreds of years to protect your fingers while sewing, are also a popular collector’s item.    After reading this, I was hooked.

I have a serious weakness for different kinds of collectibles.  If you have any particular items that you just can’t get enough of, then you know what I am talking about.  I collect stamps, postcards and pennies that date back to the early 1900s.  So discovering that old thimbles are popular collectibles was like music to my ears.

As I continued reading I learned that good places to find thimbles are yard sales, antique stores and auctions.  The value of a thimble is based not only on its silver content but also on its age, series, pattern and the event that it commemorates.  It is even popular for some collectors to try to find all the thimbles in a series so that they can have the complete set.

Also, just like the other items I collect, thimbles are very small.  This conveniently allows you to collect as many as you want without taking up much space.  But after thinking about this for another moment or two, I remembered the initial problems I had when I started my other collections.  The penny collection soon became too large to be held in the little jar that I had placed them in and the stamps as well were overflowing their container.

The solution that I eventually decided upon was an organizer.  I now have one for all of my collectibles and they allow me to expand my collection further while also keeping it in an orderly container that protects them from getting damaged or lost.  If you are like me and enjoy having your items organized and on hand to show your friends, then an organizer is what you are looking for.

If you are a thimble collector then I highly suggest this Hand Polished Walnut Deluxe Thimble Showcase from CutRateCrafts.  This showcase is carefully hand polished inside and out.  It also features separate cubbies for your thimbles and a glass viewing door so that you can see your collection without exposing it to dust and damage.

What specific kinds of thimbles do you collect?  Do you use thimbles for sewing as well as collecting?  If you have any tips on collecting thimbles we would love to hear them!

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Let There Be Light!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

087983 main Let There Be Light! How many of you can relate:  it’s late at night and you’re hunched over your sewing machine.  Your eyes are squinting, desperately trying to make sure you’re sewing a straight line down the seam of your new skirt, but it’s so hard to see!  After an hour or so, you have to stop.  You have a major headache!

 

Now, I already know you guys are probably pretty good at finding time to craft, but sometimes life can be a little hectic.  More often than not, I find myself unable to craft until much later in the evening.  I will willingly admit it: I am a night crafting owl.  Are you one too?

 

If you are, I’m sure you’ve come across the challenges that happen with the absence of natural sunlight.  When you’re crafting in the evening, decent lighting becomes crucial.  Not only will the proper amount of light keep your eyes from straining, but it will also improve the quality of your work.  Why?  Because you’ll be able to see what you’re doing!  You won’t have to squint to sew up those seams, instead they’ll be magically illuminated by your handy crafting light.

 

If you haven’t quite found the right light for your craft room, I would highly recommend this Naturalight Craft Floor Lamp in Antique Brass found on CutRateCrafts.  This light is specifically designed to help reduce glare, making it much easier to craft in confidence and without any eye strain.  And with a classy antique brass finish, I’m sure the rest of your home decor won’t mind either!

 

What time of light set up do you have in your craft room?  Do you have any good lighting tips?  We’d love to hear them!

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Sew Organized: The Easiest Way to Organize Your Sewing Projects

Friday, June 10th, 2011

087470 main Sew Organized: The Easiest Way to Organize Your Sewing ProjectsI don’t know about you, but when inspiration strikes I can’t find a pen and paper fast enough! Flipping through sewing or fashion magazines or looking at patterns in books always gets my creative juices flowing. Problem is, with all the great sewing ideas out there it’s hard to keep track of everything. I’d find a pattern for a super-cute dress I want to make, rip the pattern out of the magazine and a week later turn the house upside down trying to find it again. This became extremely frustrating.

Recently, I came across a product that completely solved my disorganized issue. The Quilt Happy Sticky Note Organizer makes it so easy to simply mark my favorite pages in a magazine or book as reminders. Bookmarks were clearly invented for a reason! How foolish I felt for not owning this compact organizer before. It comes with two pads of larger sticky notes which I use when I need to jot notes. It also includes pointed sticky notes in an assortment of colors. These come in handy for all the times I want to quickly mark a page. My magazines and books are now lined with colorful sticky notes – yes, I have many projects on my “To Make” list. Since the Quilt Happy Sticky Note Organizer is so compact I just throw it in my purse and take it with me wherever I go. You never know when or where inspiration will strike!

What do you do to keep your sewing projects organized?

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