Category Archives: craft storage

Pretty and Practical Storage

September 17th 2014

Look what I got yesterday!  Look again, compare to the business cards. These are “mini” storage cubes that can collapse and be totally flat. What’s the perk about that?  Let me explain. I am a VISIONARY: adj. 1. characterized by vision or foresight. 2. Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory. So as I get ready and think ahead to Quilt Market in the Fall and then possibly having my own booth in the Spring (God willing) I thought these caddies are perfect and compact to set up in my booth with patterns or whatever else I want to use them for.  Since they collapse they’ll fit perfectly in my suitcase!

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I got them at Target.com and they come in various colors not to mention how absolutely cute they are because they only measure 7 x 7 inches.  I thought this color goes best with the “Summercrafter” theme.  You can see there so many ways to use them!

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Then I thought about sorting my scrap disorder

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by doing it this way…

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or

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or

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It was just the motivation I needed to “weed” through my earliest collection samples in the fabric stash and get rid of all my  non-cotton, non-designer, inventive/inexperienced quilter baby fabrics and discount store selections.

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Look how adorable these cubes look on my shelf. I can double them front and back too.

One bin can hold BOM patterns for the whole year! (See on the right below)

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And I labeled them easily with those adorable clips my friend gave me. Thanks Amy!

I even have one filled with fabric for my next quilt, so they are really practical.

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I think I can keep up with this type of organization.

Craft Corner up Close

November 9th 2012
My Craft Corner has evolved somewhat, it’s got more personality and inspiration. It hasn’t looked this neat and tidy for many, many weeks, unfortunately.

Craft Room in it’s early years, really this was it and a closet full of stuff, crammed into plastic containers. Original Sears Kenmore Sewing machine inside the cabinet
 (does more than 45 years make it vintage?) They don’t make them like that anymore! Yes, it still works, my mom got it when she came from Cuba to make us clothes. It was handed down to me practically brand new, almost 25 years ago!

New Craft room set up, early stages.

craft room details
 



To the left of the book area is a ribbon cabinet I designed with 8 bars for small ribbon
and one for large spools.

 

craft room work area
 
This is the center work area. It’s filled with photos, quotes and insprational words. On the left side (see below) there is a ribbon board I made for pictures and other inspirations. (details below) As you can tell, it’s full of motivational quotes and verses.



 

ME illustrations
 
craft room details
 

More Mary Engelbreit Art.
 


Mary Engelbreit letters

I hope this will inspire you to go and make yourself a fun little work/play space.