Although I'm not "done", I thought I'd give you a little peek into what I worked on all during Kee-ku's naptime yesterday.
After reading this brilliant article on fabric stash organizing using comic book backing boards, I became immediately enthralled and hopped onto eBay to see if I could get some for cheap. I nabbed a pack of 100 for $4! Seriously great steal of a deal.
I sat on the backer boards for a few days after I got them as last week was all party, all the time. Little Miss and I have birthdays 3 days apart from each other, and as you can imagine there was celebrating and cake and coconut cream pie and ice cream and family visiting from out of town . . . (don't read into me listing all the food before the family, k?) . . . anyway . . . all that was wonderful, but there was no time for organizing.
Didn't have time to finish the backpack either. :(
Anyhoo, it all worked out yesterday . . . the stars aligned with Kee-ku's nap, and I got my fold on.
It took more and less time than I thought it would. Try doing this sometime and see what I mean. :)
You have no idea how satisfying it was to just pull everything out of those drawers (4 of them anyway) and roll them onto the boards. I even found a few things in there I forgot I had!
I have a really odd stash. From this view you can see all these *kid* fabrics. 99% of them were given to me by a friend after I had Little Miss. She was destashing and thought I would be more likely to use them now that I had a kid. The truth is I've dipped into them a bit here and there, but methinks they are destined for some charity quilts as they're not really my style (even as far as kids' stuff goes). Well . . . maybe the Curious George can stay. :)
While I was on the fabric folding train, I decided to tidy up my vintage sheet stash. I found this nifty fat quarter folding video and decided to give it a whirl. The sheets are a tad slippery with this method, but it still works. And now they're all the same size and won't come apart if I pull one out of the bunch. I found the wire bin at Hobby Lobby last summer when all their "garden" stuff was on clearance. I think it was $1 or less.
|And now they get to hang out with the toy sewing machines. Happiness!|
I've still got to sort through my interfacing and batting (and 2 more drawers of fabric), and I've got a few smallish baskets of fat quarters I need to get under control, but it's coming along! It feels good to get a little spring cleaning done in ye ole sewing room.
I thought about showing you the project table, but I have (literally) 3 projects going on it at once, and I think I might scream if I had to see the picture pop up on my blog.
Hey, at least I'm admitting it. ;)