Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ironing Board Redo






Last year I redid my ironing board and this time I bought the cushions for the feet(Home Depot). I love redoing my ironing board. Last time I did it in blue and this time in purple. Next time I'll do it in green.

This was the last redo in blue. The legs started peeling and the cover was covered in so much crafting crap. Anyway, this last post had links on how to make a cover here

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Geisha Needle Book


 This is the needle book I finished a few weeks ago. The inside is a little off but I was trying to finish this project before I lost interest. I used everything from my stash.

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 I had a lot of left over brocade strips that I used on this. The gold trim is stuff my mom gave me. The applications are ones I have had for a few years now waiting to be used. The buttons are also a gift from my mom. The Geisha girl fabric was left over from a skirt I had made.

I had felt from my doll projects and I just cut them to size with pinking shears. I used fabric scraps for the pockets and trim.

 I had bought this clearance fabric quarter recently to add to my quilt blocks for Xmas and had some left over which I used here.

 I used decorative stitching on the strips and used fleece instead of cotton batting for the lining.

This was my inspiration for making the needle book. This photo above is from Plays with Needles. She makes the most amazing and beautiful needle books. You need to go and check it out.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sewing Room Organization Part 9-Organizing Fabric



This is the way I keep my fabric. Folded on  boards is so much neater and easier to see and use. I used to have it all folded. As you can see from the pictures below.


This way was awful especially the brocade fabric. It would pull out more than I wanted and dump half of the pile everywhere. It sucked. The brocade fabric was put in a see through container.

Other fabrics like my flannel for my cloth diapers are put in rubber maids facing up so I can all the prints. Some of my other fabric is also in these clear containers including my Halloween and Super Hero fabric. Ideas on how to organize using containers check out Fabric Therapy here

The Little Green Bean shows you how to cut the foam board for fabric  here

How to fold it on the foam board From Molly and Maddie's here

There are many other ways to store fabric but this is how I do it and it works for me.
Previous blog about fabric stashes here