I love to be creative and make crafts, but unfortunately I’m not so good about keeping my supplies tidy. I tend to just throw everything into my sewing case and it becomes a hassle when I go looking for it next time.
I took the time this weekend to go through the kit and sort it out into all the compartments. I got this Lock-n-Lock sewing kit from Walmart seven years ago and I love that you can sort all the pieces out (when I get around to it). It also has a great locking system on the top which has prevented many a nasty spill. The sewing kit is small enough that I can keep it tucked in under my desk for any projects – from fixing a button to making a dog bed. Its always within reach.
For all my larger supplies, I decided to store them on the top shelf of my office area in the dining room. I tend to set up the sewing machine in the dining room, so this helps keep everything within reach.
In the boxes I have beads, embroidery floss, felt, paint, brushes, glitter, feathers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, fabric flowers, my hot glue gun and any other odds and ends. Most fabric I keep in a bin in the closet, but for any projects that I’m currently working on, I have this great little wire basket I picked up for $7. Its the perfect size for the shelf and fits quite a bit of fabric.
Someday, if we had the space in a larger home, I would love to have a craft room to get creative in. Of course Pinterest is the culprit for this inspiration. Who would want to get creative in these rooms?
Source: beautyineverything.com via Amanda on Pinterest
A little on the messy side, but at least everything is within reach.
Source: scrapbook.com via Amanda on Pinterest
Although I’m not crazy about the cooler colours in this room, I do love the idea of a work table.
Source: youaremyfave.com via Amanda on Pinterest
So much organized colour. Anyone who has seen my bookcase knows I would love this.
Hopefully I’m able to keep things organized this time around. Its much easier than having to dig through everything when I want to do a small project.